David Burrowes MP helps launch Cage Cricket in a bid to end elitism in sport
12th June 2012
David Burrowes MP today joined former England cricket captain, Sir Ian Botham, in launching a campaign to promote Cage Cricket, an innovative “street” version of our national game designed to get more people playing the sport.
Cage Cricket rules are simple: six people play at once, and its every person for themselves. Players rotate round, batting, bowling and fielding across four zones. Points are scored across all three disciplines.
Lack of time, space and money are just some of the barriers that Cage Cricket overcomes by allowing people of all ages to get involved, regardless of where they live, who they are or what background they come from.
The sport has already begun helping young people, sufferers of disability and people of prisons through a raft of early trials. Now the Cage Cricket’s creators are seeking funding to support the national rollout of a sport which they believe could have true global appeal.
Partnering with London Youth, the charity, Cage Cricket is running a year-long programme to establish 50 Cage Cricket Hubs at 50 venues across the capital. The pilot is being part funded by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
David Burrowes MP said: “I was delighted to attend the launch this morning and play some Cage Cricket. This sport is ideal for local venues such as school gyms, multi-use game areas and youth club halls. I am pleased to support the rolling out of this new sport across London and hopefully across Enfield too!”