Craig McDermott lends a hand in West Pennant Hills

FORMER Test cricketers Craig McDermott and Corey Collymore visited The Hills on Sunday to pass on their bowling expertise to the next generation of fast bowlers.

McDermott, who recently stepped down from his role as Australian bowling coach, chose West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club as the first grass-roots club in Australia to roll out his new national coaching program.

Focusing on the basics of bowling, McDermott told junior and senior players to run with the seam up and focus on a proper follow-through.

"I set this program up because I felt there was a big hole in coaching ranks for men and women between eight and 18," McDermott said.

"This is our first skills clinic and we'll be running another 70 throughout Australia."

Assisting McDermott with the clinic was former West Indies and Blacktown Warriors bowler Collymore.

He was invited to the coaching session to learn from McDermott as he looks to start his own coaching career.

"I'm looking at getting into coaching once I've finished my playing career with Blacktown and English county side Middlesex," Collymore said.

"Craig [McDermott] is one of the best coaches on the circuit."

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