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Woakes unveils kids' minibus designs

The Lord’s Taverners – the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity – today displayed shortlisted drawings from the charity’s minibus design competition at the home of cricket, Lord’s.

The nationwide competition has seen young people from across the country submit their drawings, and one lucky youngster will have their design printed on to a new fleet of 11 accessible minibuses.

Warwickshire and England all-rounder Chris Woakes was on hand to help showcase the designs before drawing ‘what playing sport means to me’ himself.

The competition was launched by David Collier, chief executive of the ECB and Paul Robin, chief executive of the Lord’s Taverners, during the lunchtime interval at the Royal London one-day international between Scotland and England on Friday 9 May 2014.

England all-rounder Chris Woakes and Lord's Taverners chief executive officer Paul Robin unveil the children's shortlisted minibus designs

Disabled children from schools across the UK that have previously benefited from Lord’s Taverners minibuses, plus schools that are set to receive one, have been asked to draw ‘what playing sport means to me’.

Entries were judged by the ECB and the Lord’s Taverners, with the winning design printed on to each of the 11 minibuses which will be named after members of the England cricket team.

On his thoughts about the competition, Chris Woakes, England and Warwickshire all-rounder, commented: “It is great to be here to showcase the shortlisted designs for the Lord’s Taverners minibus design competition.

"I would like to commend all entries and after seeing a few of the designs today, they have done a lot better than I have!  Good luck to all those involved!” 

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