Somerset County Cricket Club lend their support to the Somerset Cricket Board and All Stars Cricket!
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently launched the first nationwide entry-level participation programme for cricket, with the aim of getting 50,000 boys and girls excited by the game this year.
A new generation of families will be introduced to the game through All Stars Cricket, a major new grassroots initiative which starts in May. All Stars Cricket will be delivered through local cricket clubs and centres across England and Wales this summer, giving 5-8 year olds their first experience of the game. To find out more, please click here.
Our colleagues at the Somerset Cricket Board have already done a fantastic job in signing up 40 Clubs across Somerset to take part in the initiative and we have joined forces with the SCB and ECB to hopefully further its reach in the South West as well as reward those who sign up.
Working across Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, Somerset County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that all children who sign up to All Stars Cricket will be offered a free ticket to watch a NatWest T20 Blast or International U19 match* at the Cooper Associates County Ground this summer. With four games to choose from, all those who sign up will be sent a link towards the end of May which will allow them to register their interest with their preferred match date:
- Somerset v Hampshire, Wednesday 26th July, 17:30
- Somerset v Kent, Saturday 12th August, T20, 14:30 (also includes Western Storm v Loughborough Lightening, KSL at Midday)
- Somerset v Glamorgan, Sunday 13th August, T20, 14:30
- England U19s v India U19s, One Day International (U19s), 10:30
On finalising our commitment to All Stars Cricket and the 150 Clubs who have signed up in our region thus far, Somerset County Cricket Club’s CEO Guy Lavender said: “Our Cricket Board do a fantastic job across the region to engage young children at grassroots level and the introduction of All Stars Cricket will allow them to further that reach.
“As a County Club, it is vital we support these initiatives and encourage new faces to the game as these young children are our future, be it as a player or spectator. So far 150 Clubs across the South West have signed up to All Stars Cricket and through our ticket offer, we look forward to rewarding them to a day out at the Cooper Associates County Ground this summer.”
Matt Counsell from the Somerset Cricket Board said: “All Stars Cricket is a fantastic way of introducing young children to playing cricket and thanks to support from Somerset County Cricket Club it will also now give the children the chance to watch their first match too.”
To find out more about All Stars Cricket and how you can sign up your child, please click here. Alternatively, representatives will be on hand at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Sunday 14th May for those attending our RLODC match between Somerset and Essex. Children will also be able to test their skills and try some of the drills they will be taught during the programme.
Report courtesy of Somerset County Cricket Club