Wicketz Cricket sessions funded by Lords Taverners' taking the game to disadvantaged communities in West Midlands has been picking up momentum with attendance numbers soaring in the two community hubs based in Redditch and Dudley. Another hub is due to start on March 1 at Portland Road, Birmingham.
The sessions, approaching five weeks now, has been a hit among the areas with over 20 kids turning up for Redditch session last week. Redditch weekly sessions are held on Tuesdays from 6-7pm at Trinity High School Sports Hall while Dudley takes place on every Monday from 5-6pm at The Dome, Dudley Leisure Centre.
The sessions are free of charge and more interested children in the age range of 8-16 are welcome to participate.
Harry Kitchen, Wicketz Development Officer, Worcestershire Cricket said, "It's brilliant to see kids from different backgrounds enjoying fun cricket sessions full of activities. The hubs are running with great atmosphere. I would also like to thank Anwaar Mohammed, Redditch Police for supporting us during the sessions. The support from the police has been incredible."