Skip to main content

Countrystyle Schools Day Out 2016 welcomes 1,500 children

Tuesday 14th June 2016

More than 1,500 children enjoyed an afternoon at the cricket at the Countrystyle Schools Day Out on Tuesday (14 June).

Students and staff flocked to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence for Kent Spitfires’ 95-run win against Somerset in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

The annual event was the biggest yet in association with Kent community cricket sponsors Countrystyle Recycling, who back the club’s Spitfires in the Community Programme supporting clubs, schools and volunteers across the county.

The club’s community coaches, supported by charity Chance To Shine, entertained the visitors with cricket challenges and activities.

The Kent squad and mascot Victa were on hand to meet and greet the crowd with photos and signatures as many children got their first taste of live cricket.

Click here to see a gallery of photos on our Facebook page

Kent’s community cricket director Andy Griffiths said: “We showed the Best of British spirit as we defied the weather to enjoy a wonderful day out.

“It was great to see so many new faces at the ground and for some, enjoy a taste of batting, bowling and fielding for the first time when the sun eventually came out.

“We work with more than 400 schools across Kent and South East London and it was the ideal way to warm up for Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week which starts on Monday [20 June]."

Sonya Cragg, head of sales and marketing of sponsors Countrystyle Recycling said: “We’re proud to be involved with the Kent Cricket community programme and see the relationships built through their work.
“This is what sport is all about: bringing the community together to enjoy playing and watching a game.”

Click here for more information about our community work