Latest Craze has batsmen in a spin!

PUBLISHED: 12:56 09 August 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

Pic: Daniel Wilson 2520DW3

Pic: Daniel Wilson 2520DW3

Batsmen beware – because 12-year-old Robert Craze is coming to get you. The Thriplow & Whittlesford youngster has been busy learning from the best after linking up with the country s top young spin bowlers at the National Cricket Centre in Loughborough.

Batsmen beware - because 12-year-old Robert Craze is coming to get you.

The Thriplow & Whittlesford youngster has been busy learning from the best after linking up with the country's top young spin bowlers at the National Cricket Centre in Loughborough.

He said: "I was there for four days and it was an amazing experience.

"Being trained by coaches who have worked with players such as Shane Warne was unbelievable and I think it has really helped my game."

Craze was shown the art of leg spin by ECB spin bowling coach David Parsons and Warne's mentor Terry Jenner, two of the specialist coaches assigned to develop and guide England's young talent.

"They had a lot of time for us and gave us a lot of advice," said the Cambs under-13 county player. "They have so much knowledge of the game.

"The facilities at the centre were incredible. Hopefully I can go back again.

"I would love to play at county level and obviously to represent England, and this experience has shown me what it would be like with the best facilities and training."

Robert, who has already played for Thriplow's second and third teams, says he hopes he can show what he learned by taking even more wickets at the weekend.

He said: "I enjoy playing for Thriplow and I've already taken 10 wickets in four games - so hopefully this will help me get a few more!


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