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Lydia Greenway, England Cricketer and Ashes Superstar, sets the scene in Shepway

on Wednesday, 09 October 2013. Posted in Womens and Girls, Other News

Lydia Greenway, England Cricketer and Ashes Superstar, sets the scene in Shepway

Following the 2013 Ashes, Lydia Greenway; England and Kent Cricketer, and Chance to Shine ambassador is working with Kent Cricket Board to increase the participation of grass roots, girl’s cricket in Shepway.

Greenway, visited Pent Valley (hub site) and Folkestone Academy in Shepway on Monday 30th October 2013 in support of Kent Cricket Board’s Hub Club initiative for 2014.

Greenway delivered an Educational Healthy Lifestyle talk to a total of 312 students and 3 tasters to 118 girls in support of the Shepway Hub Club. The girls took part in a series of skills, drills and kwik cricket games to introduce them to the cricket opportunities at Pent Valley Hub Site.

Kent Cricket Board’s Secondary School Strategy, aims to increase, develop and enhance the cricket provision for Year 7+ Students across the county.


Chance to Shine Ambassadors and Kent Cricket Board Development Officers are working in conjunction to inspire a new generation of girls, maintain existing players and support the growth and sustainability of girls cricket in the county.

Women and Girls Cricket Development Officer, Tash Newman said: “These ‘Hub Clubs’ allow us to bridge the gap between school and club cricket by working in partnership with multiple schools in one area. We are able to provide primary school cricketers with the opportunity to continue their cricket during their transition to Secondary School. The hub clubs provide opportunity for the hosting School and those surrounding, to work in closer partnership and for pupils to engage with students from different schools to enhance the local knowledge, skills and competition”.

Ambassador Lydia Greenway said: “The girls showed a passion for the game, and I hope I have successfully supported a fantastic initiative”.

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