Lord's Taverners and MCC donate kit to school in Barbados
Children of Combermere School, Barbados, were visited by the touring Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) this week and received a valuable kit donation from the Lord's Taverners, MCC and a number of the MCC players.
The MCC took time out from it's preparations to play county champions Essex between 27 and 30 March at Kensington Oval to coach and speak to the students. The MCC squad included Lord's Taverners ambassadors John Simpson, Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast who were on hand to run a coaching session and donate kit to the school on the Lord's Taverners behalf.
Kit donated to the young people at Combermere included batting pads, bats, gloves, bowling machine balls and cricket balls, all of which will provide a big boost for cricket at the school.
Lord's Taverners ambassador and Middlesex wicket-keeper batsman, John Simpson, had this to say on the day in Barbados: "It was really nice to spend a lot of time with the school kids and pass on some words of wisdom which hopefully they'll take on board.
"It's great to give back to the game and do anything that we can to help regarding kit. Going to the school and giving them some bowling machine balls, bats and some pads is a great gesture."
In 2017 alone, the Lord's Taverners donated over 4,100 items of cricket kit to 14 countries including Cameroon, Gambia, Rwanda, Serbia and Malawi with more countries set to benefit in the coming years.
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