Players help deliver assemblies in Somerset
On Monday afternoon several lucky primary schools in Somerset were treated to an extra special assembly.
Somerset County Cricket Club joined forces with the Somerset Cricket Board to deliver the message of the Spirit of Cricket at four schools across the County. In conjunction with the cricket charity, Chance to Shine, The Cricket Board aim to deliver over 60 assemblies in primary schools this summer, but few will have the additional opportunity to meet a professional cricketer as was the case for the four selected schools.
In Bath, Bridgwater, South Bristol and Taunton, school pupils had the chance to meet and quiz some of the county’s biggest stars.
Jamie Overton made the trip to St John’s Catholic Primary School in Bath to support Edgar Herridge of the Cricket Board to deliver an assembly and meet over 100 pupils. Meanwhile in Pill, Shirehampton, Jamie’s brother Craig visited Crockerne Primary School where he helped to teach over 100 pupils from across the school the message of the MCC Spirit of Cricket before fielding the pupils’ questions.
Young batsman Tom Abell helped Wembdon Cricket Club Lead Coach Dan Bingham treat key stage two pupils at Cannington Primary to an afternoon of cricket coaching followed by the assembly. Finally, Johann Myburgh visited Creech St Michael primary school and joined North Newton Cricket Club’s Josh Cook in delivering the programme.
The aim of these assemblies is to introduce the concept of the Spirit of Cricket to pupils, explain how unique it is to our sport and how we can utilise the message in everyday life. Namely to play hard and play fair, respect others and most importantly, have fun.