HSBC CRICKET ROADSHOW

The HSBC Cricket Roadshow is a portable activity unit designed to promote the game at local schools and events. The main core skills of cricket - Batting, Bowling, Catching and Throwing are incorporated into practical tests to engage the children in cricket.
Amongst the activities are catching nets, speed cameras and throwing targets.

Each child that participates receives a sticker and certificate which also advertises how they can become involved in cricket outside of the school environment.

Over the summer, the Roadshow attended twelve schools where we spent the entire day keeping the children occupied. We also attended several other events such as the Pink Ladies Fun Run, Castel PTA evening and the KGV Open Day. 
Well over 1000 children participated in the Roadshow.  

The main aim of the cricket roadshow was to increase the number of children participating in cricket in Guernsey and to make learning the basic skills of cricket fun. Most schools used fifty minute sessions to run three challenges that we set them - How many runs can they score in three hits, how fast can they throw the ball and how many catches they can take in 1 minute. After each activity finished, we marked down their score on the certificate that they receive at the end of the session. 

In total the HSBC Roadshow provides eleven stations based around three skills including five crazy catches, three bounce cubes, target bowling at a set of soft cricket stumps, speed gun that measures in mph and a batting section aimed at accuracy. 

Going forward using the roadshow we intend to improve it by introducing more skills that will test the old years which will allow us to then arrange sessions with school years 7 through to 10 which will offer more opportunities to children in schools to try something different and hopefully help us find the next Jeremy Frith.