It has been another successful year of cricket delivery in schools around the county with growing numbers of schools receiving cricket coaching.

Over the last school year, there has been huge steps taken in getting schools involved in the game and the delivery of cricket into schools has enabled more than 35 schools to receive six weeks of cricket coaching.

Junior Participation manager Matt Long is delighted with how the year has gone.

“It’s been a great year for school delivery and we have been delighted with the volume of cricket we have been able to teach.

“We have had some great feedback from schools and it is nice to see some many kids enjoying their cricket.”

Alongside this, engagement days have been at an all time high, with 52 days of engagement days run throughout the year.

This year, Chance 2 Shine funding has given more schools an opportunity to become involved in cricket whereas they may not originally have the opportunity to do so. More than 80 schools have been able to benefit from free funding, boosting participation levels not just in the county but nationally too.

With the demand for cricket so high within the county, six schools paid for additional coaching and two new coaches have been brought on to delivery top quality cricket to pupils who want to get into the game.

“The new coaches that have come in have been excellent, they have come in with great energy and made the sessions as enjoyable as possible for the kids.” Long said.

“It’s great to see the coaches have an immediate impact and really come in to the role.” He added.