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ICC EUROPEAN T20: Local primary schools get involved with Pepsi ICC European Division 1

11-Jul-2013

European cricket teams participating in the Pepsi ICC European Division 1 Championship are visiting local Sussex Primary schools in partnership with the Sussex Cricket Board.

Five visits are planned throughout the week and they started with four members of the Denmark team visiting St Mary’s Primary School in Horsham on Tuesday. The St Mary’s students took part in a mini cricket tournament which included batting, fielding and bowling coaching as well as an introduction of what cricket looked like in Denmark and a presentation of caps and gifts to the school.

Six Jersey team members on Wednesday took part in two cricket matches at Kingslea Primary School in Horsham and provided the students with more information on what cricket meant to those in Jersey.

ICC Regional Development Manager, Nick Pink said, “These school visits have been a great way to widen the reach and raise the profile of our Pepsi ICC European Division 1 championship to the wider Sussex community. At the same time the participating countries have enjoyed the opportunity to showcase cricket and demonstrate the appeal of our great game across Europe,” says Pink.

Sussex Cricket Board who have organised the visits are very pleased with the visits, Development Manager, Steve Feazey says, “We are thrilled that some of our local schools have been given the opportunity to receive a visit from the countries participating in the ICC competition. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the players involved and let’s hope that these visits inspire everyone to continue playing cricket in their schools and at their local cricket club,” said Feazey.

There are more school visits planned across the county with France and Isle of Man involved.

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