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New primary school scheme looks to inspire children to play and learn through cricket

Millions of primary school children in England and Wales will have the opportunity to play and learn through cricket. This is thanks to a major increase in the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) funding to Chance to Shine.

The ECB is set to double its annual donation to the children’s cricket charity from £1.25 million to £2.5 million from October 2017.

Chance to Shine is a national charity which aims to use cricket to develop personal skills values to children involved. These include leadership, teamwork, respect and responsibility. Continue reading

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Free webinar: For better or for worse – how has sport biomechanics influenced the game of cricket?

 

As we continue to work with BASES we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series is now available for playback

This webinar will outline the impact the discipline of sports biomechanics has had on the game of cricket over the last decades. Content will include the sports biomechanists influence in the areas of; performance enhancement, injury prevention and issues surrounding biomechanical assessment of bowling actions from a regulatory enforcement perspective. The role of technology as an assessment tool and as a driver of change will also be discussed. Participants will be challenged to reflect on their personal position surrounding the discipline’s influence on the cricket landscape.

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TeamUp initiative aims to get 150,000 girls into team sport

28/09/16. TeamUp Launch. Credit: Daniel Lynch 07941 594 556 www.lynchpix.co.uk

The National Governing Bodies for cricket, hockey and netball have joined forces in a bid to encourage 150,000 schoolgirls to play team sports.

Team UpThe initiative named, TeamUp has been launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey and England Netball. Their aim is to engage with more than 15,000 schools over the next three years to help them increase their offer in cricket, netball and hockey for girls aged between seven and thirteen.

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Iconic Oval Gasholder saved

W.G. Grace will have tweaked his beard at the thought of it, Jack Hobbs would have twiddled his bat pensively at it and Freddie Trueman will have used it as a sighter when steaming in at full speed.

Now, following months of uncertainty, the iconic Victorian gasholder that has been the backdrop to test cricket at The Oval for more than 130 years has received Grade II listing.

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Children put off sport by parents’ bad behaviour

Sports-parentChildren as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, according to a survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and cricket charity Chance to Shine.

Of the 1,002 eight to 16 year olds surveyed, 45% said the bad behaviour of parents made them feel like not wanting to take part in sport.

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Cricket diverts young people away from crime

StreetChancePlaying cricket can deter young people from joining gangs and committing crime, research suggests.

The report on StreetChance, which offers cricket sessions for pupils in deprived areas, found it enabled them to mix in different social groups.

It found being part of a team or club helped divert youngsters away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

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Jobs for the Girls – or else

Helen Grant Football, rugby and cricket could all face cuts in government funding if their governing bodies fail to appoint more female directors, according to sports minister Helen Grant.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, her first since being promoted to what she still describes as “the best job in Government”, she made it clear that getting more women into decision-making roles was a top priority.

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Sport England cuts funding

amateur footballThe Football Association is one of six sports to receive reduced public funding and will see a £1.6 million drop in its subsidy.

Sport England, the body responsible for distributing public money to increase sports participation, says the reduction is a clear message that football needs to change its grassroots strategy.

Golf is the second biggest loser, having £500,000 of its overall funding package withdrawn, but there are also reductions in England for netball, hockey, mountaineering and rowing.

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