The Armidale School was proud to host NSW Breakers Captain and Australian Southern Stars world champion cricketer Lisa Sthalekar, at coaching workshops at the school on 12 March.
Indian-born Sthaleka is a right-handed all rounder who bowls off spin, and was rated as the leading all rounder in the world when rankings were introduced. She was the first woman to score one thousand runs and take one hundred wickets in One Day Internationals. She announced her retirement from international Cricket a day after Australian team won the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Being brought to Armidale by Cricket NSW as part of its Country Cricket Blitz Tour, Sthalekar was first part of a World Cup Challenge Twenty 20 event for all interested Armidale students in Years 3-4 and 5-6 at Harris Park, from 9.30am-2.30pm. From 4.00pm-6.00pm she then conducted a player development clinic for TAS cricketers at the school’s cricket nets, and from 5.30-7.30pm the Australian District Cricket Association hosted a ‘coach the coaches’ session.
“This was a great opportunity for all our coaches to upgrade their skills from a cricketing legend, and we are very proud to have her sharing her expertise here, with players and coaches,” TAS cricket co-ordinator Allan Moore said.