On Nov 24, we’ll be back at Lord’s Cricket Ground to celebrate the Chance to Shine Awards 2022! On the night, we’ll be announcing the winners of nine categories. Each story showcases the numerous ways in which cricket benefits children and the brilliant people who inspire them through the sport.   

This year we want to involve you, our amazing supporters, in the process for the very first time. We want your help choosing a Participant of the Year! The Chance to Shine team shortlisted three inspirational young people who have each embraced cricket, developed new skills and shared their love of the sport with others. All three nominees are incredible role models and we are really proud of them.  

    The three young people shortlisted for Participant of the Year are: 

    Chase Starbuck

    Chase has been attending Haydn Road Street project in Nottingham since March 2022. His polite and enthusiastic attitude stood out immediately to his coaches, but he lacked confidence and struggled to build a rapport with his peers. Motivated by the opportunity to take part in the Chance to Shine Street Regional Finals, he regularly showcased his skills and offered support to his teammates. Throughout the Regional and National Finals process, Chase was a key figure in the team, encouraging his teammates to keep their heads up, to play to the best of their ability and enjoy the day. Despite losing some of their games at the National Finals, Chase’s team were runners up in the U13 competition.    


    Georgia Beckwith

    Georgia is a determined Year 10 student at Ponteland High School. She had limited experience of cricket prior to joining the Secondary School Girls Leadership programme, and was also a quiet and reserved individual. Her interest in cricket, however, was evident. Georgia quickly grew in confidence as she began to lead activities with local primary school children and supported Northumberland Cricket Board at competitions. Georgia has displayed plenty of skill, courage and resilience in her cricket. She now attends Blagdon Cricket Club and has progressed to the Northumberland U15 County squad.  


    Samreen Begum

    Samreen has been attending her local Street project in Birmingham for over four years. She already had a passion for cricket before joining Street but the sessions have enabled her to enhance her cricket and wider life skills. Samreen has faced many challenges including poor health, the pressure of GCSEs and cultural pressures and has shown considerable resilience throughout. Samreen is a talented cricketer who inspires her peers to be active either by offering support and advice or supporting them to find opportunities to continue playing cricket.