Boys' Sports Report - 08/02/2019

Boys' Sports Report - 08/02/2019

Congratulations to Oscar in Year 7 who finished 2nd in the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships at Heaton Park over the weekend.

After winning the Bury Championship race comfortably 2 months ago, Oscar was one of the favourites to win.

This is a fantastic effort from Oscar who had been struggling with injury leading up to the race.

A similar performance next year will see him qualify for the highly prestigious English Schools event!

Mr Andrews, Director of Sport for Bury Grammar School (Boys), said: "Oscar has a determined attitude and I have been impressed with his all-round athletic ability since arriving at BGS. It's no surprise he has done so well and I look forward to him competing at English Schools level next year."

 

Year 8 BGS boy George is part of the Lancashire Cricket Under 13s squad which is heading to India on Tuesday 12 February to launch a pilot project aimed at the Club’s future Academy cricketers undertaking annual overseas tours.

The 16-strong squad will travel to Mumbai alongside coaching staff and parents to play five fixtures, as well as take to part in a development programme designed to improve their cricket skills in a challenging environment.

The tour is also designed to aid their development as people as they partake in charity work by working with the Dharavi Cricket Academy, as part of the Project Front Foot initiative – a charity partner of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

The young Red Rose side will also train with the Global Cricket School, a scheme founded to provide a holistic cricket experience that helps cricketers gain the competitive advantage. The facility aims at providing exposure to the differing conditions and skill sets required to succeed in a different continent. 

Lancashire Cricket non-executive Director, James Sheridan, said: “This is a great opportunity for our Under 13s to gain invaluable experience at an important stage of their development.
“Not only will the cricket skills be of huge importance, but the personal and community activities that they will undertake will set them up for the rest of their lives.