WITH the Twenty20 World Cup kicking off last week and the Ashes around the corner it’s fair to say cricket is firmly on the agenda.
Wet weather usually spoils the summer fun but there was no stopping enthusiastic Solihull youngsters who dusted off their whites as they got into the cricket fever at the annual ‘Chance to shine’ cricket camp.
Hundreds of teenagers took part in the three-day cricket camp at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Cricket Club which combined coaching with personal development activities to enhance physical and mental performance.
Tudor Grange School were just some of the participants joining a number of schools from Birmingham at training sessions aimed at developing batting, bowling and fielding skills, all while having plenty of fun.
The pupils had the chance to meet cricketers, Tim Ambrose of Warwickshire County Cricket Club (CCC) and England and Rosalie Birch of England Women and Sussex CCC.
It is the fourth time that the British Army has supported ‘Chance to shine’ - a ten-year drive by registered charity the Cricket Foundation to regenerate competitive cricket in state schools. Since its launch in 2005 the campaign has equipped thousands of children across the UK with essential cricketing skills.