Free tickets up for grabs at Bristol
Gloucestershire Cricket Board are offering local children the opportunity to watch one of Gloucestershire's Friends Life t20 group matches at Bristol for free.
The GCB, community partner of Gloucestershire Cricket, run dozens of programmes offering free coaching and activity to thousands of children across the county each year.
Over the next few weeks, all children participating in 'Chance to Shine' coaching, 'Hit the Top' disability programmes, 'Asda Kwik Cricket' and 'Lady Taverners Girls' Cricket' will be offered a free ticket to one 20-over match.
This new initiative is aimed at building even closer links between community cricket and the professional game.
At each match, the children will have the chance to meet Gloucestershire players, participate in the guard of honour at the start of the encounter and take part in a lap of honour in the interval.
GCB cricket development manager Steve Silk said: "It is fantastic that our community programmes will include a chance to attend Gloucestershire matches this summer.
“For the children it is the perfect way to celebrate their achievement in completing the programme as well as an opportunity to watch some top-class cricket."
Tom Richardson, Gloucestershire’s chief executive, added: "We are delighted to be hosting the GCB programmes at our Friends Life t20 matches in Bristol this summer.
“Community involvement is at the heart of our strategy for the future. We will also be running similar programmes involving youngsters from the north of Gloucestershire at The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival in July."
Gloucestershire's FLt20 fixtures at Bristol
Thursday 14 June: v Somerset
Friday 22 June: v Northamptonshire
Wednesday 27 June: v Warwickshire
Monday 2 July: v Glamorgan
Thursday 5 July: v Worcestershire