International stars on hand to advise Guernsey cricketers

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GUERNSEY will have an invaluable opportunity to learn from as many as three former international cricketers this weekend as their World Cricket League preparations gather pace in Sussex.

With less than a month until the Division Five tournament in Jersey, the Sarnian squad – with the exception of the holidaying GH Smit – all travel to Blackstone for a pair of 50-over contests against Holland A on Saturday and Sunday.

The following day they will have a training day at Hove, where Luke Wright and Murray Goodwin are confirmed to among those passing across advice, as well as potentially Michael Yardy.

Between them, the trio have played nearly 220 limited overs international matches – 149 of them in the 50-over format – with Wright and Yardy both among the England team that won the World Twenty20 Final in 2010. Furthermore, Zimbabwean Goodwin played 19 test matches and all three are heavily involved with Sussex.

'The important thing is for our guys to chat to them, realise they are human like the rest of us and just because they are or were international cricketers does not mean they don't go through the same pressures themselves,' said Guernsey's head of cricket Ash Wright, who is Luke's brother.

  • More in Thursday’s Guernsey Press.

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