Marnus Labuschagne concludes National Cricket Week in Cardiff

Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne joined pupils at Pencaerau Primary School in Cardiff for a batting masterclass to mark the final day of Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week.

The morning started in the classroom with Marnus sharing his thoughts on what makes a great team before answering questions from the pupils.

The group then headed outside to take on the final Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week challenge, ‘Last Batter Stands’, helping children to develop their batting skills.

Speaking at the event, Labuschagne said “I’ve felt so welcome here in Wales and it was great to come down and see the kids. Chance to Shine’s work in schools and communities like this will have such an impact and I could see the enthusiasm from minute one”

Whilst Labuschagne taught pupils how to master shadow batting, England bowlers Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan joined Operations Manager Ian Gregory for a live Chance to Shine session and Q&A with pupils from Westbourne Primary School in Sussex and May Park Primary School in Bristol. Click here to watch the live stream.

Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week (21-25 June) sees children up and down the country get involved playing and learning through cricket. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the sport, to inspire children to take part in cricketing activities and to showcase the work that Chance to Shine does in bringing the game to hundreds of thousands of children every year.

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