Members of Sussex CCC’s squad were present last Wednesday afternoon at Brighton Station to lend a hand at the Southern Railway Community Roadshow.
Joe Gatting, Murray Goodwin and Chris Liddle were all giving cricketing hints to youngsters enjoying the half-term break as the event included coaching sessions and cricket nets at the unusual setting of Southern’s station.
Sid the Shark, fresh from his role at Tuesday night’s Friends Provident t20 victory against Somerset, also put in an appearance as part of the Sussex Cricket Community Roadshow, a dynamic initiative which tries to take cricket to as many people across Sussex as possible.
Southern Railway hosted the event to celebrate its new community partnership with Sussex County Cricket Club’s Community Programme, which uses roadshows, clubs and events to give youngsters the opportunity to get involved in sport and encourages healthy living and team work - all whilst having fun.
Joe Gatting, who has been an integral part of Sussex’s one day line-up this season, said “It’s great to come down to events like these that are set up by the club and their community partners”.
“It’s not often that cricket gets played in railway stations!”, he joked, “But it’s an excellent initiative for youngsters to come down and have a go at getting into cricket”.
Sussex CCC Chief Executive Dave Brooks said “Southern Railway is a valued community partner that we work closely with and we are delighted to be able to assist them with their Community Roadshow Launch”.
Sarah Morrison, CSR & Partnership Manager added “The Brighton Station Roadshow was a huge success. It was great to see children across the area coming along to practice their cricket skills as well as passing passengers trying their hand at cricket. We are delighted to partner with Sussex County Cricket Club and support their successful community programme.”