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Presentation School's Selected!

The six schools for the Women's IT20 Tri-Series Presentation Competition have now been selected after Somerset County Cricket Club and Somerset Cricket Board teamed up to offer local schools this amazing opportunity.

The schools drawn out of the hat by James Hildreth were:

Milford Junior School, Yeovil
Greenfylde First School, Ilminster
Fairlands Middle School, Cheddar
West Chinnock Primary School, Crewkerne
Kingsmoor Primary School, Bawdrip
St Pauls Junior School, Shepton Mallet

As well as receiving free coaching sessions, these schools will get a tour of the Cooper Associates County Ground, meet the players, present their projects to some of the most important people at Somerset County Cricket Club and also play cricket in the Centre of Excellence!

What Schools have to do now:

The six schools have been allocated either England, South Africa or New Zealand to study.

The six schools will now create a 10-minute presentation on that country which will be delivered by up to 10 pupils.

The title of this presentation will be: “The Culture of Cricket”. This may cover any aspect including: history, geography, religion, exports, culture, cricket history, importance of the sport within the community etc.

The presentation will be made on May 23rd in the Long Room at the Cooper Associates County Ground to a panel that will include: Somerset County Cricket Club’s Head of Marketing & Communications, SCCC’s Media & Community Executive and Somerset Cricket Board’s Youth Development Manager.

Schools will also receive:

Six weeks of school curriculum coaching for two classes
Entry to a competition at a local cricket club
A coaching session, ground tour and Q&A with players on the day of the presentation
35 Tickets to the Women’s IT20 Tri-Series matches between South Africa and New Zealand plus England v South Africa on Wednesday June 20th

Winning Prize:

The school that gives the best presentation will receive two tickets for each member of the winning team (plus five staff tickets) for the T20 Blast fixture between Somerset and Hampshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground on August 1st.


Schools Cricket

Schools cricket is vital to the lifeblood of the game and we want to offer the very best opportunity for schools to enthuse and develop their staff and pupils in the sport. We manage the Chance to Shine programme which will see an investment of over £60,000 going into grass roots cricket in Somerset in 2017/18 benefitting many clubs and over 135 schools. We also manage numerous school competitions, both indoors and out, to try and give school children the opportunity to play competitively against each other.

The Somerset Cricket Board is continually striving to enable more people to play cricket more often and as part of this we understand the importance of getting the sport played in schools across the County. 

Through the support of the Chance to Shine programme we have been able to put together an array of opportunities that every school can benefit from. There are a number of ways that both pupils and staff can develop through cricket as well as a competition structure which provides the chance for girls and boys to play the game in an age and ability appropriate environment.

To continue to improve our links with all educational establishments we are asking every school to become affiliated to the Somerset Cricket Board. At a cost of just £25 the school will be able to access all of the benefits set out in the Schools Offer as well as any future opportunities which will be communicated with far greater ease once the affiliation process has been completed.

Click here to affiliate your school for 2017/18

Alternatively, to generate an invoice for the affiliation payment, please contact Scott Chappell on

For more information or to discuss cricket provision at your school please contact our Youth Development Manager Scott Chappell ( - 01823 352266).