Min Patel and Lydia Greenway to lead Caribbean carnival of cricket on ‘Brit Insurance National Cricket Day’

Friday 18th May 2012

Former Kent and England bowler Min Patel and Kent and England Women’s cricketer Lydia Greenway will join school children at Canterbury High School on Tuesday 22nd May for a day of cricket to celebrate National Cricket Day.

This is one of 10 flagship events taking place across the country next week as part of Brit Insurance National Cricket Day; celebrating Chance to Shine’s national Caribbean carnival of cricket in schools.

Like many of Chance to Shine’s 4,000 schools, Canterbury High School is turning its timetable over to a day of Caribbean and cricket-themed lessons to tie in with the West Indies’ tour of England. Pupils from Canterbury High School will take part in Caribbean and cricket-themed lessons in class, and will take part in a cricket session in the playground.

Hundreds of schools have registered for Brit Insurance National Cricket Day, through their local County Board, and are planning cricket-themed lessons in class, coaching in the playground, competitions at local cricket clubs and beach cricket festivals.

Chance to Shine, supported by Brit Insurance is the biggest grass-roots sport development programmes ever undertaken in Britain. It was launched in 2005 by Governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King to reverse the decline of cricket in state schools and has now brought cricket to over one million school children.