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England Women join Countrystyle Recycling Schools Day Out

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Kent and England captain Charlotte Edwards joined teammates at the Countrystyle Schools Day Out on Tuesday.

Edwards joined Kent teammate Lydia Greenway and England colleague Danni Wyatt at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence as the home of Kent Cricket welcomed almost 2,000 children for a day of cricket as part of the Chance to Shine charity's programme.

More than 55 schools from throughout the county watched the final session of Kent's LV= County Championship match against Derbyshire and played on the outfield afterwards.

Kent Cricket's community coaches ran a series of cricket activities with the trio in a bid to boost participation in the grassroots game.

Edwards, Greenway and Wyatt signed autographed photos as they begin their preparations for the Ashes series this summer, including the Kia Women's Test at the ground on August 11-14.

Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford said: "It was wonderful to see so many children at the ground. We all believe that it is important to introduce young people to the game early and that they see it played live.

"To have nearly 2,000 children attend today was super. Once again, the Chance to Shine programme has achieved something very special that the children will not forget.

"I would like to thank the Kent Cricket Community Team for coordinating such a large number of schools from across the county and Countrystyle Recycling for sponsoring the event.”