The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has launched Dynamos Cricket, a new programme to inspire kids aged 8-11 to play cricket. The Dynamos Cricket is the latest launch by the governing body for the sport in England and Wales to build on the existing All Stars programme for 5-8-year-olds.
Two programmes in May and July will allow up to 35,000 more children to enjoy cricket this season. This is the latest step by the ECB to inspire the next generation of cricket players and fans through the Dynamos Cricket programme.
Dynamos will encourage boys and girls aged 8-11 to have fun and fall in love with the game. The programme is designed for children graduating from ECB’s All Stars Cricket programme for 5-8-year olds, but is also designed to welcome those who are new to the game, ECB said in a Press release.
Up to 35,000 kids will take part in Dynamos Cricket in their local centres at one of two 6-12-week courses. Each week, participants will develop new cricketing skills including batting, bowling and fielding. They will have the chance to play a fast-paced and exciting game of countdown cricket – a new format that mirrors The Hundred.
Every child taking part will receive a New Balance Dynamos shirt with their name and number on the back. They will get access to a Dynamos app providing cricket tips, activities and quizzes, alongside skills and tips so that they can practice at home and with their friends as well as receiving packs of Topps Cricket Attax trading cards, featuring some of the best players from The Hundred.