Northants head back to school
Northamptonshire’s players are taking part in a three-month tour of local primary schools, in order to promote the importance of sport to youngsters in the county.
Steven Crook, who returned to Wantage Road this winter, kicked off the tour with a visit to Lings Primary School on January 14.
Several Northants players have subsequently followed suit, with seamer Luke Evans speaking at an afternoon assembly at Abbey Primary School yesterday.
“I would like to thank all at Abbey Primary for making me feel so welcome,” said Evans. “It is always nice to spend time in the schools, hopefully providing inspiration for the Steelbacks of the future.
“As cricketers it is very important to connect with the local community. Some of the youngsters I spoke to are already keen on cricket and it is reassuring for the future of cricket in Northamptonshire.”
Northamptonshire chief executive David Smith added: “We are keen to play our part in promoting healthy living and the importance of sport to children, and these school visits are just one of many initiatives to help increase the club's profile in the local community.”
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