Schools Day a great success
More than 1000 children from 28 schools across the region attended day three of our LV= County Championship match against Sussex today (Tuesday) as part of our 3rd annual School’s Day in association with Somerset Cricket Board..
In addition to watching live First Class cricket, the students were treated to all manner of cricketing activities in the Centre of Excellence and around the ground which were supported by Chance to Shine, Bridgwater College and Kings College, Taunton.
There were also bat making demonstrations at Millichamp & Hall and tours of the Somerset Cricket Museum.
The highlight of the day occurred during the Lunch interval when all the students paraded around the pitch to a warm reception from The County Ground faithful.
As an added bonus during the afternoon session New Zealand wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi, who has signed for us for the NatWest T20 Blast, was on hand to sign autographs for all the children.
Somerset CEO Guy Lavender said: “It was fantastic to see so many school children here today. It is vital that we as a Club continue to strengthen our links with schools across the region and events like today are an excellent way of achieving this. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make today possible and the Somerset Cricket Board deserve credit for making this event such a success.”
Somerset Cricket Board Development Manager Andy Fairbairn was delighted by how well the event was received: “To see The County Ground buzzing with young people, many of whom were with us for the first time, was wonderful. To give over 1000 people the opportunity to immerse themselves in all things cricket for a day can only be a good thing for the future of the game in Somerset and I thank everyone who has played their part in making it such a special day.”