With the 2019 ICC World Cup in full flow and the England vs Australia Ashes series just around the corner, the country has been well and truly gripped by a brilliant summer of entertaining cricket.
This enthusiasm has been mirrored by youngsters across our own county of Middlesex, as more young cricket lovers than ever before have got involved in Middlesex's 2019 All Stars Cricket programme.
To build on the success of the first half of this summer of cricket, Middlesex have today announced the launch of All Stars Phase Two - to give more youngsters the opportunity to try this wonderful game.
Four centres across the county will be running brand new taster sessions - our "Have A Go" sessions, where for two hours youngsters can pick up a bat, pick up a ball, have fun and get involved in the game. It's a brilliant way to 'try before you buy'.
Middlesex All Stars 'Have A Go' centres can be found at...
Tues 20th Aug - Millwall Park, E14 3AY - 11am to 1pm
Fri 23rd Aug - Lord's Cricket Ground, NW8 8QN - 10am to 12pm
Tues 27th Aug - Hackney Marshes, E9 5PF - 11am to 1pm
Sun 8th Sep - Vale Farm, H10 3QS - 11am to 1pm
Further to this, Middlesex Cricket is today also delighted to announce a number of new All Stars Centres around the county where the All Stars programme will be run during the second half of the summer, offering more opportunities for youngsters to get involved in the game...
Fri 5th July - King Edward VII Park, Wembley, HA9 7QS - 4.00pm
Weds 10th July - Pymmes Park, N18 2UG - 5.30pm
Fri 12th July - Stepney Green, E1 3JJ - 5.30pm
Mon 15th July - Westway, W10 6RP - 5.00pm
Mon 15th July - Ham Common, TW10 7JU - 5.00pm
Tues 16th Jul - Victoria Park, E9 5DY - 4.30pm
Weds 17th Jul - Middlesex Indoor School, Finchley, N3 2TA - 4.00pm
Weds 17th Jul - Middlesex Indoor School, Finchley, N3 2TA - 5.30pm
Weds 17th July - Wormholt Park, W12 0SP - 5.00pm
Sun 28th Jul - Maiden Lane, NW1 9XZ - 11.00am
Mon 29th Jul - Islington Summer Camp, N4 3LP - 10.00am
Tues 30th Jul - Islington Summer Camp, N4 3LP - 10.00am
Weds 31st Jul - Islington Summer Camp, N4 3LP - 10.00am
Thurs 1st Aug - Islington Summer Camp, N4 3LP - 10.00am
Speaking of the launch of All Stars Phase Two, Sharon Eyers of Middlesex Cricket's Participation Team commented:
"Our aims were to give a minimum of 3000 young people in Middlesex the opportunity to play cricket through our All Stars programme and to raise sufficient funds to support a third of these with through a bursary scheme.
"To date we've had over 2,750 children enrol in the programme and we are confident that the launch of our second phase will see us surpass our target of 3,000 participants. Of those that have got involved to date, 578 have come through our bursary scheme - again something which we are very proud of and are delighted with.
"If you're a young cricket lover, who fancies meeting new friends, having fun and getting active, then look no further than our All Stars Cricket programme"
Should you need any further information, then please contact Sharon Eyers at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org