Stumping up for youngsters at Shute

PUBLISHED: 11:40 07 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 07 March 2013

Duncan Rae and Shute pupils and  their new cricket kit

Duncan Rae and Shute pupils and their new cricket kit


Village primary school is bowled over by Lords Taverners’ gift of cricket equipment

An appeal for help to the famous Lords Taverners has turned up ‘stumps’ for young cricketers at Shute.

Duncan Rae, a teacher at the village primary school, contacted the charity to ask for support.

And the group, which aims to improve the prospects of children through cricket and other sports, responded by providing the children with a range of free equipment.

The kit, which arrived recently, includes bats, balls, stumps, knee pads and other items.

Mr Rae, the Elder class teacher, said he was delighted.

“Sport is about many things, not least talent and hard work,” he told The Herald.

“But the right equipment also plays a major part. With the help of the Lord’s Taverners, children at Shute can look forward to playing cricket this forthcoming summer – an experience that will, I believe, help them learn all about teamwork, patience, perseverance and humility.”

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