Young cricketers take their Chance to Shine at West Wittering

Pupils from East Wittering, West Wittering and Sidlesham Primary schools taking part in the chance to shine project at West Wittering Cricket Club Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130977-3

Pupils from East Wittering, West Wittering and Sidlesham Primary schools taking part in the chance to shine project at West Wittering Cricket Club Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130977-3

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CHILDREN from West Wittering, East Wittering and Sidlesham primary schools turned out in the blazing sunshine for an inter-school cricket tournament under the Chance to Shine banner.

The three schools have been part of the Cricket Foundation-funded programme for around ten weeks and the skills they learnt were put to the test in a tournament hosted by West Wittering Cricket Club and the Sussex Cricket Board.

More than 50 pupils took part, with others spectating and even cheerleading.

Sussex CCC mascot Sid the Shark was on hand to provide entertainment throughout the day and also presented the ashes urn to the tournament winners, West Wittering Primary School.

James White, West Wittering CC member and the coach responsible for all three schools, said: “It is fantastic to see how well all the pupils have progressed over the past ten weeks. It is great to have the support of the club and the cricket board in hosting such an event and we will look to make this an annual tournament.”

Chance to Shine has proved successful all over the county and West Wittering’s colts’ section has grown yet again.

If your club or school would like more information on Chance to Shine, or would like to register your interest for the scheme next year, please get in touch with Steve Feazey (cricket development manager) via email at steve.feazey@sussexcricket.co.uk