Primary school pupils have been invited to form teams to compete for international tickets at Trent Bridge in an 8-a-side Kwik Cricket competition to be staged across the county.
Cricket clubs, schools, youth groups and friendship teams are welcome to participate in the opening rounds to take place across the county in May.
“Kwik cricket is an accessible format that serves as an introduction to our sport and can be played by mixed teams of all abilities.”
The finals of the competition will be held at Lady Bay Sports Ground on Sunday 23 June with the winning team invited to watch a day of play when England face Australia in the Investec Ashes Series at Trent Bridge from Wednesday 10 July.
“Kwik cricket is an accessible format that serves as an introduction to our sport and can be played by mixed teams of all abilities,” said Chloe Gibson, the tournament administrator.
“The Investec Ashes Series will be the highlight of the sporting summer and we’re committed to ensuring that young people across Nottinghamshire can feel part of it by taking part in tournaments like this one.”
The competition is part of Nottinghamshire’s contribution to the Ashes Legacy Partnership, a union of Investec Ashes Series Venues in England and Australia united to deliver community schemes linked to the famous encounter.
Entry into the tournament costs £20 per team. Click here for further information.
Sign up now to secure a place at one of these venues (all competitions start at 12 noon):
Clumber Park Cricket Club (Tuesday 28 May)
Mansfield and Pleasley (Wednesday 29 May)
Newark R+M (Thursday 30 May)
Ellerslie Cricket Club (Friday 31 May)