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With the outdoor cricket season now in full swing, the Jersey Cricket Board has launched an expanded summer offering of activities.

The programme, run in partnership with Appleby, started on 26 April with coaching in 25 of the Islands' schools. Between full time coaches Peter Gough, John Borg and Island coach Craig Hogan a four week run of coaching sessions will be delivered.

In addition a summer school is being planned for July which will offer youngsters in the Island the chance to enjoy cricket in their holidays while at the same time providing up to 30 young coaches the opportunity to gain additional coaching experience.

Hogan, who is leading the JCB's development programme for women's cricket, will also be spending time working with girls in the Island's secondary schools

The JCB plan once again includes offering cricket coaching for men, and has now also women, at La Moye prison which was such a success last year that it won the ICC European Global 'Spirit of Cricket' awards.

Director of Jersey Cricket, Chris Minty, said: 'The fact that we require three coaches to fulfil the summer schedule is testament to the amount of coaching we are undertaking.

'Continued support from Appleby has meant we can extend the programme to offer cricket coaching to a wider range of young people.

We are particularly pleased to announce the extension of the coaching to include more work with secondary school girls and women at HMP La Moye.'

'We are delighted to continue to provide the programme in Jersey over the long term, and will continually look to expand and improve what we can offer.'