Finn and Wyatt launch Kwik Cricket
England’s Steven Finn and England women’s Danielle Wyatt paid a visit to Cassiobury Junior School in Watford on Sunday to launch the 2011 ASDA Kwik Cricket competition.
Finn, a former pupil at Cassiobury, joined children in an ASDA Kwik Cricket session as they prepared for both the mixed and girls’ competition for primary school children.
In 2011, over 12,000 teams from 9,000 primary schools across the country will play in regional and country rounds of the competition, with winners progressing to national finals at the County Ground, Derbyshire, on July 19 and 20.
ASDA Kwik Cricket is the largest primary schools competition for any sport in the UK and with fundamental sport skills as a key element, it is designed to suit the needs of the national curriculum.
ASDA Kwik Cricket acts as a fantastic introduction to the game for and aims to inspire youngsters to participate and follow cricket later in life.
Finn said: “It was good to come back to Cassiobury and meet the children who will be taking part in the Kwik Cricket competition this year. It’s fantastic to see so many boys and girls excited about playing cricket, I hope they are inspired and this is the start of a life long involvement in cricket for them.”
Wyatt added: “I remember playing Kwik Cricket at school; it’s great to see so many children are enjoying playing it too. The Kwik Cricket competition is now bigger than ever and the fact that so many children can get involved and be introduced to the game is fantastic.
“I wish all the schools involved in the competition the best of luck, and hope many of the children continue to participate in cricket as they move up to secondary school.”