County championship bowler Tom Craddock is to lend a helping hand training Huddersfield New College cricketers.
Craddock, who has played for Essex and is a former New College student, returned to impart his knowledge to the current crop of young cricketers at the Salendine Nook base.
Spinner Craddock, who has played for both Holmfirth and Honley in the Drakes Huddersfield League, will be acting as an additional coach for the HNC Cricket Academy and will be on hand to offer advice until the Christmas break.
Craddock, who studied law, sociology, psychology and sport between 2005-07 at the HNC, was part of the initial group of cricketers who helped to pioneer the Cricket Academy, paving the way for the students to improve their game and compete in matches across the country.
Since the days Craddock was a student the college’s sports department has seen some innovations, including the 3G Astroturf pitch and the new Sports Barn, which was completed in the summer of 2013.
“The Sports Barn is very impressive as a training facility, it reflects the professional training grounds at many prestigious county clubs in the UK,” said Craddock.
Anyone interested in studying at the college or joining the various sporting scademies can attend New College’s next Open Event.
To find out more about the choices on offer and open days visit www.huddnewcoll.ac.uk .