Schools Day 2019 a big success

Yesterday (Tuesday) saw our seventh annual Schools Day take place.

Over 1000 school children from more than 30 schools were invited to attend the second day of our Specsavers County Championship match against Warwickshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Entry for the schools was free and in addition to watching a fascinating day’s cricket, the children also got the chance to play in the Indoor School and in the Activation Zone. The children also received a free activity booklet whilst Somerset spinner, Max Waller was  on hand to sign autographs at a signing session.

During the lunch interval the schools took part in a parade on the outfield before their teachers were involved in a special high catching competition with Somerset Women’s Captain, Sophie Luff.

Schools Day is an annual initiative run in partnership between Somerset County Cricket Club and Somerset Cricket Board. Following another successful event SCB Executive Director, Andy Fairbairn said: “We’re really pleased with how Schools Day has gone again. All the tickets were taken up by schools within 21 minutes of them being made available. We were blessed with blue skies and a great day of cricket, and all the children enjoyed the game as well as all of the activities that were put on around the ground.

“We had lots of positive comments on the day from spectators regarding how well the children behaved and how good it was to see the next generation of cricket supporters in the ground. We’ve also had some great feedback from the schools involved.

“We had planned to hold a second Schools Day today (Wednesday) but due to the position of the game there wouldn’t have been enough cricket for the children to watch. We are desperately disappointed that we had to cancel the event but we have rescheduled Schools Day Two for July 8th and we’re really looking forward to welcoming another 1000 pupils to the Cooper Associates County Ground.”

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