Harlow cricket club teams up with refugee team
Communities / Wed 8th Feb 2023 at 07:25am
HARLOW Cricket Club have linked up with local sportsman Ben Doyle who is a director of Changing lives Community Services based in Harlow to host a friendly cricket match on Sunday 30 April against a new team whose squad is made up of refugees and migrants aged between 14 and 26.
Ben told YourHarlow “It’s exciting times for me as a C2S street cricket coach as we can now see a realistic pathway for our players to engage in team matches against established opposition for the upcoming season”.
Much of the squad is made up of refuges and migrants who are living locally. Their participation has helped us attract more players from the area to join the indoor cricket training sessions.
Due to their cricket heritage, some are already of a good standard and are supporting beginners greatly with their cricket development
Ben went on to say “we are creating a great pathway for future cricket players to have fun, develop and play in teams now and in the future, both locally and nationally”.
Harlow cricket chairman, Simon Baulcomb reiterated Bens words and went on to say, “we have places for more enthusiastic cricketers here at our club.
And if any of our guests enjoy the unique cricket experience of playing cricket at our beautiful cricket at Marigolds, in the heart of the old town will be made most welcome.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the club to support Ben and his cricket project based here in Harlow.”
Good to see the development for the refugee team after the start Changing Lives made with youngsters working with Church Langley and Potter Street Cricket Club last year on Chuch Langley Field. Youngsters from across the town need many more opportunities and organisations need much more support to help them engage with sports generally.