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England Players Support Shipley Club-Schools Partnership

In another cricketing coup for the area, Saltaire Cricket Club, in conjunction with the Beckfoot Schools Sports Partnership, have worked with Local MP, Philip Davies, and the English Cricket Board, to bring the ECB's fun "Cricket Factory" Roadshow to town, with the support of England Players Matthew Hoggard and Katherine Brunt.

The national "Cricket Factory" run by a Skipton based company, rolls into town on Friday 9th March, and plays host to four local; Primary schools (Saltaire First, Glenaire, Wycliffe and St Walburga) that operate within the Beckfoot Schools Partnership.

Teachers from the local schools and coaches from Saltaire Cricket Club and nearby Bradford & Bingley CC will assist the "Factory's" staff in helping the school children get the most of several innovative p[ieces of coaching equipment in order to introduce them the the beautiful game! The England players will also chip in and give the children the benefit of their vast experience.
This is the second time Matthew has visited Saltaire to promote cricket to local children. He flew in by helicopter two years ago when the Club held a large volunteerring event to renovate the Half Moon Cafe in Roberts Park will other local organisations! It is good to welcome him back again, and with his England womens' team colleague, Katherine Brunt.
We hope there will be a legacy to the visit, which is currently being negotiated with a local business, and which will help future cricket and sports coaching in all the Shipley Primary Schools. We hope there will be more news of this later, which includes support from local business.

Over 200 children will participate in the event, and we hope they will havea wonderful time learning about the game and meeting the England stars!"

Ed Duguid
Community Officer
Saltaire Cricket Club

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