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Ottis Gibson Coaches School's Elite Cricketers

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

One of the World’s leading cricket coaches dropped into Bolton School to work with our Elite Cricketers as part of their Gifted and Talented programme. Ottis Gibson, the 2012 20/20 World Cup winning coach of the West Indies, gave a fascinating insight into the demands placed on top cricketers as well as offering the boys technical and tactical advice. 

Bolton School currently has 12 pupils playing for Lancashire in addition to Haseeb Hameed who is the England Under 19s' Captain. All the boys benefited from the session as Ottis explained the importance of repetition and practice to reach the elite level in professional sport. 

Ottis concluded the session by showing the boys his prized possession, his World Cup winning ring from 2012. As a proud West Indian the emotion was clear to see. 

Ottis will hopefully maintain his strong links with the School and return when his duties as England’s Under 19s bowling coach allow him to.  

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Ottis Gibson with the Bolton School elite cricketers

Ottis Gibson with the Bolton School elite cricketers

Ottis worked on the boys' technical and tactical skills