12 May 2016
Cricketing masterclass held for Chevening Scholars
A cricketing masterclass has been held at the ECB Academy for a group of international students who won the UK’s prestigious Chevening awards to fund their Masters studies in the UK.
The annual event, organised in partnership by the International Office, the Sports Development Centre and the Chevening Enrichment Programme, saw 30 students from various British universities take part.
Priyansh, a Sociology of Sport Masters student from India, is one of four Loughborough Chevening scholars who took part.
He comments: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable event and a wonderful opportunity to interact and play cricket with a group of Chevening Scholars. Many of them had never played the sport before, so I enjoyed introducing them to cricket along with the coaches. We had a thrilling end to the final and I was pleased to captain the winning side!"
Another participant, Ximena from Guatemala, added: “I was so excited to attend this event as I'd never done anything relating to cricket and was curious to learn it. Now I can say I'm officially a cricket fan! The National Cricket Performance Centre hosts one of the most sophisticated, hi-tech indoor cricket facilities in the world, as well as two first class standard grounds. We had the honor of having a training session with some athletes from Loughborough`s cricket team.”
International Officer David Chapman, who helped organise the event, commented: “The scholars were united by the sheer excitement and fun of learning this new physical activity together in a setting that is also associated with cricket’s top players, men and women”.
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