England players that feature in the campaign film reflected on their first memories of the sport and the desire to play anywhere and everywhere possible.
Joe Root recalls his early beginnings in the sport: “My first experience of playing cricket was in the garden and in the driveway with my little brother. We would also go watch my Dad play league cricket on a Saturday and we’d be knocking a ball about on the side-lines whilst the game was going on.
Dawid Malan was also familiar with the make-shift games as a child: “I think I was about two years old and there are photos of me in helmets and carrying about a cricket bat. And then growing up, we played in the backyard and made our own cricket strip and some of the games we had there with my brothers and neighbours were quite fierce!”
Danielle Wyatt on the family occasion cricket was for her as a child: “My Father and my older brother used to play at my local cricket club, Whitmore in Stoke on Trent. We would always play together as a family at home wherever and whenever we could, and I also played a bit at school. I’ve never looked back since then!”