The Cricket World Cup came to Cornwall and the Eden Project as part of the Nissan Trophy Tour on the 2nd March 2019.
England and Wales are hosting the Cricket World Cup between which starts on the 30th May and continues through June of this coming summer.
The Eden Project hosted the Cornwall Cricket Board, who in turn hosted three local cricket clubs and their All Stars players, aged between 5-9 years. These young players were given a taste of cricket in a fun and engaging manner in the iconic space, along with a chance of having their pictures taken with the Cricket World Cup Trophy.
In total 60 children had a go at the game, with some visitors, so with the parents, some 120 people were exposed to the Cricket World Cup.
Cornwall Cricket were gratefully supported by Lewis Goldsworthy, Somerset County Cricket Club Academy and England U19 player. Lewis was able to work between stations, enthusing and engage with the young cricketers.
As the day was also the World Pasty Championships, there was great exposure for the Cricket World Cup, and taking the Trophy to the top of the rain forest was not only an effort, but one that got the trophy seen.
Cornwall Cricket Board will be delivering not only cricket for 5-8 year olds but there will be simple have a go activities for the general public. There are 30 All Stars Cricket Centres in throughout Cornwall, if you have a son or daughter who would like to play the follow the link to find your local All Stars Centre.
Cornwall Cricket Board would like to extend our thanks to The Eden Project for hosting us, St Blazey, Lanhydrock and Wadebridge Cricket Clubs.
Contact details: Joe Skinner, Cricket Development Manager, Cornwall Cricket Board, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01872 267138, 07785 722251