Shropshire Leads the Way on Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week

Shropshire County Board led by example during Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week by running several different activities across the county to celebrate the week and spread the power of cricket!

Year 6 Kwik Cricket County Finals at Wellington CC where 160 children from 16 schools across Shropshire played for the trophy across four to five games with leaders provided by Charlton School.

St Georges Primary School in Telford ran intra festivals during the week, with teams playing as county sides. Shropshire CB supported by coaching on a couple of days and provided the school with Chance to Shine t-shirts, stickers and a new kit bag.

ECB Cricket Activators at Ecrall Wood and Thomas Adams (Inspire Fund) ran two courses during the week, with students undertaking a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style task in which they had to pitch their event to teachers. The winning side were given an investment in the form of Chance to Shine Switch Hits.

Shrewsbury School also hosted the U15 Girl’s Chance to Compete county finals.

During Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week, thousands of schools are getting involved through their local county board. Schools across the country are enjoying coaching in the playground, cricket-themed lessons in class, competitions at local cricket clubs and cricket festivals. In the build up to the week, pupils from across the country have also had the chance to enter the Yorkshire Tea Cricket Commentator of the Year competition; a search to find the next generation of cricket commentators.

The week is a celebration of Chance to Shine’s work to spread the power of cricket in schools and communities. Since 2005 the charity has empowered over three million boys and girls in 12,000 schools to play and learn through cricket.

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