On 19-23 June we will celebrate cricket in schools. Pupils all over the country, from Newquay to Newcastle, will enjoy a week of cricket-themed activity in both the classroom and playground on Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week.
Last year, former England skipper Alastair Cook and Test Match Special's Michael Vaughan helped us to pick our Young Cricket Commentator of the Year. We had joint winners in Fred Teasdale and Ruby Beaumont who got the honour of joining BBC TMS live on the radio.
Over 1,500 schools take part in the event every year and turn their timetable over to cricket. We provide schools with cross-curricular cricket lesson plans, from teaching coordinates of a cricket field in Maths to pinpointing cricket playing countries in Geography.
Clubs hold Kwik cricket competitions for their local schools, while schoolchildren in Brighton and Cornwall compete in inter-school beach cricket tournaments.
A host of England and county players, past and present, have supported over the past five years, thanks to ECB and Professional Cricketers’ Association. These include: James Taylor, Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Kate Cross, Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott and Michael Vaughan to name but a few.