The InsureandGo Street20 Cricket scheme launched this week at the Shoeburyness Youth Centre in Southend to give the children of the local community a chance to take part in this new fun, funky and urban form of the sport. The event attracted many children who competed in a mini competition for a chance to win some Essex Cricket prizes, which were presented on the day by Essex Captain, James Foster. The event was a great success and was also attended by Southend's Deputy Mayor Councillor David Norman, Councillor Jarvis and Councillor Assenheim.
The Street20 game can be played in a variety of different locations, such as baskeball courts and five-a-side football pitches and is sweeping across the county to give children in local communities the chance to get into cricket. Essex Cricket have worked with Cricket4Change, sportessex, local authorities and positive futures to introduce Street20 across Essex to offer children of all ages and abilities the chance to play cricket.