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National Cricket Day

18th June 2013

What is National Cricket Day?

This year’s Brit Insurance National Cricket Day will take place on Tuesday 18th June and will be Australian themed to celebrate an Ashes year. Over 1,000 schools take part in the day every year and turn their timetable over to cricket. We provide schools with cross-curricular cricket lesson plans, from teaching coordinates of a cricket field in Maths to pinpointing cricket playing countries in Geography.

It isn’t restricted to the 18th June either – schools are welcome to hold their National Cricket Day on any day that is convenient to them.

What can our school do to get involved?

NCD workThis year we are encouraging schools to take advantage of the Ashes School Challenge. It is a free interactive educational programme which is aimed at Primary schools nationwide. The project is based around 20 Ashes themed lesson plans and activities covering a variety of key learning areas such as numeracy, literacy, geography, history, PE, media studies, art and technology. You can sign up to receive the entire resource, free of charge, at the ECB website.

http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/education/ashes-schools-challenge,2891,BP.html

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We also encourage schools to contact the junior coordinator at their local Club Marked Cricket Club who will be happy to discuss the possibility of opening the ground to the school and running some cricket activity, or they may be hosting a special National Cricket Day event that you can get involved in. You can find contact details of the junior coordinator at your local club on the map downloadable from the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket Chance to Shine page.
http://www.leicestershirecricket.co.uk/chance-to-shine/

What events are there local to us?

The following cricket clubs are hosting National Cricket Day events:

Bowden Cricket Club (Friday 14th June)
http://bowdencc.hitssports.com/

Leicester Electricity Sports Cricket Club (Tuesday 18th June)
http://www.electricitysports.co.uk/

Kirby Muxloe Cricket Club (TBC)
http://kirbymuxloe.hitscricket.com/

Stoughton and Thurnby Cricket Club (TBC)
http://sandtcc.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp

Their contact information can be found on the map downloadable from the link above.
If you do get involved with National Cricket Day activity we would love to hear about it, and get your feedback on how you felt the resources and your local club helped support the day! Please let us know through this feedback form:
http://tinyurl.com/NCDfeedback