Kwik Cricket Festivals
Cricket Cub will host the fifteenth Durham Cricket Board Universal
Kwik Cricket Festival on Wednesday.
26 festivals have or will take place throughout the North East,
from Hartlepool to Blyth, enabling over 5,000 children from over
300 schools to enjoy cricket at a ground close to their school.
The children are of primary school age and each festival will welcome
over 300 kids.
festivals are part of a unique sponsorship by Universal Building
Society. The sponsorship was matched pound for pound by Sportsmatch,
which covers the costs of running the festivals. The Universal Building
Society took the next step of 'corporate volunteering'.
Building Society staff have been assisting at all festivals in scoring,
umpiring, collecting results, directing teams and presentations
of prizes. The staff were trained prior to the event and play a
huge role in the smooth running of the day.
Brown, Cricket Development Officer, said: "Thanks to Universal
Building Society and the assistance of staff we have been able to
attract more schools than ever to take part in cricket for the first
time and show how much fun it can be."