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Play hard, play fair...have fun

England Women’s captain and Nottinghamshire CCC’s captain, Charlotte Edwards and Chris Read, have been back to school to deliver an MCC Spirit of Cricket & Chance to Shine assembly.

Since 2009, when MCC and Chance to Shine (opens in a new window) formed their partnership, tens of thousands of children in Chance to Shine schools across England and Wales have been introduced to the key MCC Spirit of Cricket messages enshrined in the Laws of the game.

As the 2012 cricket season gets into full swing, high profile names such as Edwards and Read are visiting state schools across the country to spread the 'Play hard, play fair. . . have fun' message.

Chris Read said:

"The message that we're spreading is vital, not only in just cricket but in a wider sporting sense and in life in general"

Fun & exciting

MCC and Chance to Shine have developed an exciting assembly resource that schools up and down the land are delivering to pupils.

Utilising inspirational cricket footage supported by clear guidance notes the assemblies promote the Spirit of Cricket in a fun and approachable way.

Charlotte Edwards commented:

"Cricket has got some really good role models, and leads the way in terms of fair play"

This August, as an MCC Chance to Shine ambassador, Edwards will also be involved in MCC Spirit of Cricket summer camps for girls.

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