Kent Cricketers go back to School

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Men’s First Team

Kent Cricketers go back to School

Kent Cricketers have been heading back to school over the past week in conjunction with Kent Cricket Board, encouraging youngsters to take up the sport.

The initiative has seen the Kent Cricket squad attend schools throughout Canterbury, Ashford and Tunbridge Wells during their Friends Life t20 campaign, which continues this Friday under lights at The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, with the Spitfires taking on Essex Eagles.

The cricketers have taken part in school assemblies, answered questions from pupils on what life is really like as a cricketer and have taken part in Kwik Cricket sessions with large groups of children, encouraging them to take up the sport.

Andy Griffiths, Cricket Development Manager at Kent Cricket Board commented; “It is crucial to the development of cricket within the County that young people are enthused by the game of cricket and want to join local clubs.

“When the opportunity came up for the squad to join us for these visits, we grabbed it with open arms. For Primary School children and teachers to be able to meet their cricketing idols is amazing. Last week, the entire Kent Cricket squad split into groups, across schools in Canterbury and worked alongside Kent Cricket Board Development Officers and Community Coaches.

“The players were excellent and got stuck in and helped coach the children throughout the visits; they answered some tricky questions and thoroughly enjoyed the MCC Spirit of Cricket Assembly. Huge thanks to Kent Cricket and the players for making the visits so memorable.”

Kent cricketers are involved in numerous community visits through the season at Kent, and support many of the activities of the Kent Cricket Board. If your school missed out and you would like to be considered for a future community visit please let us know;