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MCC women get coaching contracts Published: 15 October 2010

MCC Young Cricketer (YC) Danielle Wyatt and former YC Beth Morgan have been awarded coaching contracts by ECB and the Cricket Foundation.

The England internationals will combine their playing commitments with work on the Chance to Shine programme.

The pair will focus on increasing in cricket participation amongst schoolgirls.

The 19-year-old Wyatt, who tours Sri Lanka with England next month, will work within her home county of Staffordshire, with 29-year-old Morgan focusing on Middlesex and London schools.

Wyatt said: "To be able to both play and coach the sport I love so much - it doesn’t get much better than that.

"I have always been very passionate about the development of women’s and girl's cricket and hopefully now I can inspire more young children around the country and increase participation."

The Chance to Shine scheme works at grassroots level within schools. Wyatt and Morgan aren't the only internationals involved in the scheme.

England captain Charlotte Edwards coached at MCC’s Spirit of Cricket camps this summer.

England colleagues and fellow Spirit of Cricket coaches Jenny Gunn, Lydia Greenway and Danielle Hazell are also part of the Chance to Shine coaching team.

Morgan spoke of her delight at the opportunity to act as a role model for the development of grassroots cricket: "It is very exciting to think that I may be able to inspire young people to experience cricket and enjoy it as much as I have over the years."

"I didn’t really get the chance to play cricket at school so to give this opportunity to youngsters today is something that I am sure will be extremely rewarding."


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