Friday 3 January 2014 

National Lottery Celebrates Cricket Funding Milestone

The National Lottery has funded cricket to the tune of well over £100 million
The National Lottery has funded cricket to the tune of well over £100 million
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The National Lottery has celebrated its funding of cricket passing the £100 million mark by releasing a light-hearted scoreboard image.

The image is part of a 'Just Imagine' nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the impact made by the £31 billion in project funding since the National Lottery launched 20 years ago.

The scoreboard shows the total National Lottery good cause funding given to cricket-related projects (£104 million), and the number of beneficiaries (4,566 grants).

Furthermore, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has received grants of £13.1 million to boost the development of young cricketers.

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