At the Middlesex Cricket and Sunrisers pre-season media day at Lord’s on Wednesday, players from Middlesex’s Men’s, Women’s and Disability squads, and members of the Sunrisers’ Elite Women’s squad came together ahead of the 2022 season to get behind a Club wide kit amnesty – with hundreds of pieces of kit and cricket equipment handed in.
The kit, which included bats, pads, helmets, batting and wicket-keeping gloves, playing shirts and trousers, caps, training clothing and much more besides, will be sorted and donated to a number of Club’s, schools, community projects, faith groups, and other worthy causes throughout the county.
Speaking of the Club’s kit amnesty, Katie Berry, Middlesex Cricket’s Director of Participation, commented:
“The idea of holding a kit amnesty was one of a number of outcomes that came from a Club wide strategy day we held a month or so ago, when there was a strong feeling that we could help others by donating any unused or unwanted kit. The players were right behind the initiative and agreed to bring it along the Club’s media day yesterday.
“We had over 70 players in attendance yesterday from across the Club’s Men’s, Women’s, Disability and Sunrisers’ squads, and the volume of kit and clothing that was handed in was fantastic.
“Our Participation team will now be sorting through the kit and redistributing to those that most need it. The inspiration that this will give to a huge number of youngsters will be outstanding and really make a difference, helping to overcome barriers that some face when entering the game at local level,
“Our thanks go to all the players who got behind this, and we will be repeating this exercise on an annual basis from now on, to ensure that any unwanted kit doesn’t go to waste and is put to good use by those who need it.”