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Enter now for Headingley chance
Primary schoolchildren are again being given the cricketing chance of a lifetime.
Year Three and Four pupils have the opportunity to compete at Headingley by entering the Drax Cup, the biggest competition for under-nines in the country.
So far more than 12,500 children from Yorkshire have entered the event since it was launched in 2007 and past winners include Ilkley’s Westville House Primary School, who triumphed in 2009.
The Drax Cup has the backing of Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale and Yorkshire and England women’s fast bowler Katherine Brunt, who are both ambassadors for the competition.
The finals will be on Tuesday, July 9 before the Yorkshire Carnegie v Leicestershire Foxes Friends Life Twenty20 contest.
The competition is organised by Yorkshire County Cricket Club in conjunction with the Yorkshire Cricket Board and the Yorkshire Schools’ Cricket Association.
The Drax Cup is part of the company’s Cricket in the Community scheme, which provides coaching in schools to support education and to promote sports learning as part of the national curriculum.
The event begins on Monday, April 15, with Friday, June 7 (partnership finals) and Friday, June 21 (area finals) the deadlines for succeeding rounds.
Schools can register online by going to thedraxcup.co.uk.