Society Staff Go Out To Bat
Building Society workers are being given a crash course in how to
play cricket at Durham's Riverside on Wednesday May 22.
staff have volunteered to run a series of Kwik Cricket competitions
across the North East
but first they are being taught how to
bat and bowl themselves. They'll also take part in a match after
being taught the basics of the game by Durham Cricket development
Officer Nick Brown.
Universal Building Society is sponsoring Durham Cricket Board's
Kwik Cricket Festival. The sponsorship has been matched pound for
pound by government agency Sportsmatch.
a unique partnership because two members of UBS staff will run each
festival and will be involved in scoring, umpiring, collecting results,
directing teams and presentations of prizes. There are 26 Kwik Cricket
Festivals throughout June and July from Northumberland and Durham.
festivals give children and schools the opportunity to play cricket
in a friendly, organised situation against other schools from their
Brown, Cricket Development Officer, said: "This is an exciting
example of corporate volunteering, which enables Universal Building
Society to contribute to the communities in Northumberland and Durham."