National Cricket Week

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It's National Cricket Week! Wait, we didn't get that quite right... it's the Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week!

That's right, your favourite brew (that's us) is sponsoring this week-long schools cricket event.

Over 1500 schools have signed up to take part, with each school receiving lots of Yorkshire Tea sample packs, cricket equipment and visits from Chance to Shine ambassadors.

Chance to Shine, which organises National Cricket Week, is a charity which works to keep the sport alive and popular in schools.

This year's week has an Asian themed to coincide with the Sri Lankan and Indian tours this summer.

Pupils around the country will receive some special guest visitors as a host of international cricket stars will be going back to school to celebrate the week.

It starts with a bang today with Charlotte Edwards and a special guest visiting an Asian extravaganza at Sacred Heart School in Battersea, London.

Tomorrow will see Kent captain, Robert Key, join Chance to Shine Coaching Ambassadors Lydia Greenway and Heather Knight down on Brighton seafront for a beach cricket tournament involving local schools.

An England star will be helping to launch the ECB’s India & Sri Lanka Schools Challenge on Wednesday at Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham alongside England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards and Jenny Gunn.

Thursday will see celebrations for the week move north with an all-day cricket tournament held at Kirkham and Wesham Cricket Club near Preston. An England and Lancashire cricketer will join 10 schools that will be competing throughout the day.

On Friday, the week will finish at Headingley Cricket Ground, the home of Yorkshire CCC. The famous ground will be taken over for the day by 20 schools in a mass open day. As part of the day, the children will get the opportunity to play on the pitch itself where they will be joined by England and Yorkshire cricketer Jonny Bairstow.

You can stay in touch with what's going on by following Yorkshire Tea or Chance to Shine on Twitter.

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