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Chance to Shine

Read the Chance to Shine 2021 Impact Report here.

The aim of the Chance to Shine programme is to increase the number of school pupils being given the opportunity to play cricket, with more people being active and enjoying the game, across the country. Our coaches deliver a focused programme of primary school cricket, teaching pupils how to play cricket alongside academic and life skills. We were delighted to be announced as the winners of their 2019 Cricket Board of the Year award.

In addition to the primary school programme we also offer a number of additional products for schools. This includes taster sessions, engagement assemblies, teacher training, visits to a Middlesex match, Young Leader Training, curriculum and extra curriculum coaching and cross curricular projects.

For further information about how we can support your school’s outcomes and students, please contact: [email protected].

Chance to Shine Girls Competitions

We are delighted that the Chance To Compete girls softball competitions are returning this summer after a year out. We are running competitions for U13 & U15’s Secondary School age groups, which will run at three different venues across Middlesex:

U13 - Barn Elms Playing Fields (June 21 - SOLD OUT), Harrow St Mary's (June 13), Kenton CC (June 14 - SOLD OUT), or North London CC (June 15)

U15 - Barn Elms Playing Fields (June 23), Kenton CC (June 28 - SOLD OUT), or North London CC (June 29)

Click on the relevant link to enter. Please email [email protected] for further details.

Girls Indoor Competitions

Middlesex Cricket, in partnership with the ECB, host competitions for U13 and U15 Girls across all secondary school. Schools compete in each borough, where the victorious team progresses into the regional rounds. The 4 winning schools then go onto compete in the county finals, before our champions go onto represent Middlesex in the South East regional final competitions alongside the other counties. To find out more information please email [email protected].

Reigning champions: U13 - Alexandra Park

U15 - Godolphin and Latymer

Kwik Cricket

This is a National Programme where Year 5 & 6 participants from schools within the 32 different London boroughs compete to win their borough competition, with the winning school qualifying for the Kwik Cricket Finals, with London Youth Games. There are two competitions run – a Girls tournament, and a ‘Best’ tournament (where the best players from each school can compete). To enter, the SGO from each borough will send the school expression of interest form.

Reigning champions: Best - Little Ealing Primary School

Girls - Little Ealing Primary School

SCAM (Schools Cricket Association of Middlesex)

SCAM is responsible for the local delivery of the English Schools Cricket Association’s (ESCA) hard-ball school competitions. SCAM is affiliated to ESCA who coordinate school competitions across England and organise National Finals. Affiliation is open to state and independent schools. To find out more information please email [email protected].

Despite COVID, 2021 saw an incredible 127 entries across the 6 competitions. Entries are now open for 2022 - please email Alex Hughes to secure your school's place. You can see the rules and regulations for the 2022 tournament HERE. The Cup draws will be made in the New Year.

U12 - Reigning Champion: Hampton School (Plate winner: Avanti House)

U13 - Reigning Champion: St Benedict's School

U14 - Reigning Champion: Hampton School

U15 T20 - 2021 edition cancelled due to the weather

U15 Rawlings (30 overs) - Reigning Champion: Harrow School

U19 - Reigning Champion: John Lyon School