Matthew Parkinson attends inaugural Summer Camp
Lancashire Cricket Club leg spinner Matthew Parkinson thrilled children by making an appearance on the final day of the first ever Lancashire Cricket Foundation Summer Camp.
The inaugural camp was held over three days at Westhoughton Cricket Club last week and was attended by almost 30 children, aged 5-12.
Parkinson was joined by Lancashire's official mascot, Lanky the Giraffe on the final afternoon, and the spinner offered tips, posed for photographs and presented awards to the children in attendance.
Matthew Parkinson said, "I was delighted to be asked to come along and help out with the final day of the first ever Lancashire Cricket Foundation Summer Camp.
"Westhoughton is a club that I know well, my grandparents live just across the road, so it's great to be able to come down and see a few smiling faces, sign some autographs and present some awards.
"Hopefully Summer Camps like this can take place regularly across Lancashire in the future and help to inspire the next generation of young cricketers in the county."
Lancashire Cricket Foundation's Summer Camps are run by a dedicated team of ECB qualified, Lancashire Coaches are offered children a fun way to learn the game, develop skills, make new friends and get active during the school holidays.
Clinton Perren, Head of Cricket Relations for the Lancashire Cricket Foundation added, “It was great to successfully run our first Summer Camp at Westhoughton, the club were superb hosts and the children fully engaged.
“To have Matthew Parkinson come along capped off the week for the children and will help to inspire them during their next steps in cricket.
“I would like to thank all of the coaches and volunteers for their contributions during the week, hopefully this is something we can continue to develop and enhance in the future.”
See below, for a full gallery from the Summer Camp: