Grassroots clubs across Lancashire fling open their doors for the ICC Cricket World Cup
A celebration of cricket across the county
Cricket clubs and communities in Lancashire joined England and Wales in celebrating the fun of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup thanks to the Cricket World Cup Club Family Days this weekend.
On the same weekend that England faced Bangladesh and India took on Australia, clubs opened their doors to welcome local players, families and volunteers as part of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) aim to engage one million kids over the Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The Family Days worked to help connect clubs and local communities and engage future players and fans, getting kids involved in the game and to help clubs showcase themselves.
Activities included kids coaching and taster sessions for everyone, women's and girls’ soft ball cricket, with some clubs will be showing World Cup matches live.
Clubs also had the chance to apply for an ECB grant of up to £1,000 - with 131 clubs from Lancashire alone receiving the funding to install a range of equipment including Smart TVs, projectors, BBQs and outdoor furniture - to add to the festival feel.
Leigh Cricket Club had the prestige of hosting the PCA England Masters fixture and though only 15.4 overs were possible due to the weather there was a fantastic turnout for a day of cricket celebration.
Check out some images from Leigh CC: