Stars teach students to shine on the pitch
STUDENTS went batty for cricket when England stars dropped in to spend a day helping them to celebrate the sport.
Ex-Kent and England player Min Patel and England women's cricketer Lydia Greenway joined youngsters at Canterbury High School to mark National Cricket Day on May 22.
With the help of the Kent Cricket Board, the school was one of 4,000 across the country to turn their timetables over to a day of Caribbean and cricket-themed activities, to coincide with the West Indies team's tour of England.
Min and Lydia led lessons in the classroom before hosting coaching sessions. They were invited to Canterbury as part of the Chance To Shine initiative, which aims to bring cricket back into schools.
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Min said: "The kids had a great day and we were all delighted the sun came out for National Cricket Day. Chance To Shine is having an amazing impact around the country and is allowing children to have the opportunity to play cricket.
"It is fantastic to see so many children playing this great game."
Chance To Shine chief executive Wasim Khan said: "It was fantastic to see cricket once again uniting hundreds of schools and children all over the country.
"National Cricket Day is a celebration of the game and the work that Chance To Shine is doing to try to inspire the next generation of players – and what better than way to celebrate than with a Caribbean carnival of cricket?"
Chance To Shine – the biggest sport development programme in Britain – was launched in 2005 by Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King, to reverse the decline of cricket in state schools.