Cricket ACT is excited to give all current and future cricket coaches the opportunity to attend the Cricket ACT/NSW Coach Professional Development Session. The session will see a discussion about all things cricket with former Australian Test opening batsmen Ed Cowan as well as current NSW Blues players Jay Lenton, Arjun Nair and Charlie Stobo. This will take place on Monday the 4th of September from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Bradman Room at Manuka Oval.

Ed Cowan is a vastly experienced cricketer, playing first class cricket for both New South Wales and Tasmania as well as Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire in English County Cricket. He made his test debut against India in 2011 and has so far in his test career played 18 matches scoring 1001 runs at an average of 31.28.  Cowan was the leading run scorer in the Sheffield Shield during the 2016/17 season, finishing with 959 runs at an average of 73.76

Lenton, Nair and Stobo are all currently contracted players for the NSW Blues for the 2017/18 season with Lenton and Nair having previously played for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.

Wicket keeper Jay Lenton made his first class debut for New South Wales in 2015 and has recently come back into the limelight after making his Twenty20 debut last season for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.

Born in Canberra, Arjun Nair has become notable for his large number of varieties as a spin bowler, following the likes of Ravi Ashwin and Sunil Narine who have enjoyed tremendous success in their cricketing careers.

22-year-old pace bowler Charlie Stobo has only played one first class match so far in his career but has already left his mark, taking 7 wickets in his debut against South Australia.

A range of topics that will be discussed on the night will be:

- Experience as a young player and who were big influences/why?

- The difference between being a club player to state player to international player?

- Ed Cowans batting basics and how they have evolved

- Jay Lenton’s keeping basics and how they have evolved

- What advice would they give for coaches working with young players who are early in their pathway

- Questions from the floor

If you would like to attend, please contact Chris Griffin via email at chris.griffin@cricketact.com.au to RSVP for the session prior to Friday the 1st of September.