​Encouraging more girls to take up cricket

National Cricket Week is run by the cricket charity Chance to Shine. Each year, it sees thousands of schools and communities across the country will take part in a week of cricket-themed activities to celebrate the sport and encourage children to play and learn through cricket all year round. We've been the partner for five years, and we're proud to say that since 2014, over 4,000 schools have taken part. Today's big event (Tuesday, June 19) is a girls’ cricket festival at Frenchay Cricket Club in Bristol. Girls from across the south west have been invited to come and play cricket and be coached by two inspirational players from the England Women’s Cricket Team, Fran Wilson and Beth Langston.

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