A day of pure excitement and bonding unfolded at Emirates Old Trafford as families and children from the Crumpsall and Cheetham Hill ward in Manchester were given the special opportunity to watch the Manchester Originals play in The Hundred. This initiative, designed to create lasting memories and promote cricket as a game for all, was a resounding success.
The adventure began at the Rainbow Surprise Charity centre in Crumpsall, where a group of 60 individuals eagerly gathered. For many of them, it was their very first time attending a cricket match. The official Manchester team bus, picked up the families and children, embarking on a journey filled with anticipation and excitement.
This event was a vital part of the broader community engagement program, closely aligned with the Chance to Shine Street cricket initiative. It showcased the commitment to making cricket accessible to everyone, irrespective of age, gender, or background. In addition to the families, women and girls were also present, highlighting the comprehensive reach of this initiative.
The day at Emirates Old Trafford was not just about watching cricket; it was about fostering connections, creating cherished memories, and instilling a love for the game in the hearts of young and old alike. It exemplified the power of sport to bring communities together and promote inclusion, making cricket truly a game for all.