Cricket counts the school numbers

School cricket participation has almost trebled in a decade  to well over 200,000 players and grown by 4.1 percent in the past 12 months.

Cricket Australia reports that a healthy increase in entry level cricket participation of 4.9 percent is also largely attributed to school support, with most entry level participation programmes delivered in schoolyards across Australia.

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says the schoolyard is the place where most Australian children share their first experiences with the game of cricket.

“Cricket is the number one participation sport in the country because it’s fun, develops important skills, is safe, easy to learn and people build connections for life. It’s really an integral part of Australian life.”

This year, Australian Cricket will aim to visit more than 491,500 students across 5,000 schools with several programmes to boost participation, including the school ambassador programme and MILO in2CRICKET Skills.



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