England coach Ramprakash visits Luton

Mark Ramprakash at the Cricket Plus Academy in Luton
Mark Ramprakash at the Cricket Plus Academy in Luton

England batting coach Mark Ramprakash shared his expertise with young players when he delivered a masterclass at Cricket Plus Academy in Luton recently.

The budding cricketers from Luton and Dunstable gave the former England, Middlesex and Surrey batsman a warm welcome on his arrival at the academy on Sunday.

In the masterclass, Ramprakash started off working on fielding skills and techniques followed by constructive batting drills which prepared players to deliver effectively during the net sessions.

He worked in a group and on a one-to-one basis to improve each trainee’s batting technique, while head coach Faisal Khan then allowed the class to bowl against the ex-international batsman, who played over 50 Tests during his career.

Ramprakash said: “I have been working with Cricket Plus from the past four years and seen some great talent but I must say that the talent I witnessed from Luton and Dunstable was amazing.

“They are all talented individuals with a huge passion for cricket and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them.”

Ramprakash is one of just 25 players to have scored 100 first-class centuries and while at Surrey he averaged over 100 in two successive seasons.