Whilst the ashes were being hotly contested at Lords, the young cricketers of Basel came together for a one week camp at the home of Basel Dragons, Rankhof Sports Centre.
On each day, over 25 boys attended, both members of Basel Dragons Juniors and children new to the game. They were expertly coached by Robin and John from T20 International Cricket Company in England, both fully qualified ECB coaches.
Each morning, the boys practiced specific skills around bowling, batting and fielding and in the afternoon, this was all put to use in a competitive game. Given the hot weather and the lack of shade, the boys were pretty tired by the end of the day but nothing dampened their collective enthusiasm.
Perhaps one day, one of these boys will be stepping out at Lords in a Test Match??