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Cricket Foundation

Chance to Shine Street- Dewsbury

Chance to Shine Street brings together young people and gives them the opportunity to learn and play cricket.

The concept is to inspire young people across the county and give them access to cricket, whilst promoting social cohesion and creating opportunities in diverse communities, which might also be affected by youth crime or anti-social behaviour.

Purposefully placed in areas that lack green spaces and cricket clubs, the sessions aim to reach those throughout the country who otherwise might have had no access to cricket.

The sessions, which are inclusive to people backgrounds, are created so that there is no need for a lot of cricket equipment and can be played easily to include everyone. The game is a fast-paced version of tape-ball cricket, which uses a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape instead of a cricket ball. Chance to Shine Street aims to give a new fast, fun feel to cricket that can be played almost anywhere.

Beginning in 2008, the projects inception in London and has been growing ever since with sessions expanding to Batley, Birmingham, Bristol, Dewsbury, Hull, Liverpool and Manchester.
In 2012, Chance to Shine received a £1 million National Lottery grant from Sport England, which allows the project to reach young adults aged 16-24.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation will be working closely with the The Yorkshire Cricket Board and Chance to Shine to showcase the sessions that take place in Yorkshire, specifically centres in Batley, Dewsbury and Hull.

In Dewsbury, there are two opportunities to get involved with Chance to Shine Street. Both these fun based cricket sessions are aimed at young people, aged 8-12, of all abilities and experience. All equipment is provided for sessions and there is opportunity to play as a team against other Chance to Shine Street groups.

Chickenley is listed as a super output area and these projects not only improves a children’s health and well being, but also help them develop their social skills. The sessions run every Wednesday and have so far been a real hit with the children!

The Details:


Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 4:15- 5:45pm

Chickenley Community Centre
Princess Road
WF12 8QT

Cost: FREE

For more information, please contact:

Ashley Connor


Day: Every Friday

Time: 8:15pm-9:45pm

Dewsbury Sports Centre
WF12 8EN

07973 814047

Cost: FREE

For more information, please contact:
Yusuf Karolia

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