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Lancashire Cricket Board - Chapple and Lanky visit South Ribble
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Chapple and Lanky visit South Ribble

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St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Leyland, South Ribble was fortunate to be selected for a MCC ‘Spirit of Cricket’ assembly visit on Wednesday 4th July.

The assembly visit was part of the Chance to Shine cricket programme, run in partnership with Leyland Cricket Club. After the assembly a group of pupils then took part in a short coaching session.

The assembly was run by Mark Cookson (LCB Cricket Development Coach for South Ribble), who was ably assisted by 2 special guests from Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club’s captain Glen Chapple and their mascot Lanky the Giraffe.

During assembly prizes donated by Chance to Shine were handed out to pupils and a number of them also received free t-shirts with MCC ‘Spirit of Cricket’ on them.

Jean Smith (Deputy Head Teacher) said: “The children fully engaged in a very active, inspired assembly. The presence of Glen Chapple was an added bonus and the children made the most of this by getting autographs from both Glenn and Lanky. The ‘Spirit of Cricket’ message was delivered clearly and fully reinforced by Mark Cookson. An enthusiastic response was the outcome in the assembly and throughout the coaching session. Stickers, prizes, t-shirts and posters were also provided as rewards for children who enjoyed taking part. They can’t wait to be involved in the cricket again.”

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