Sid wins a Golden Ticket to World final
A YOUNG cricket fan from Frampton-onsevern CC has won a Golden Ticket to the World Cup final.
Six-year-old Sid Mcevansoneya signed up for the ECB’S All Stars programme at his village club and won two tickets to the final, which were presented by All Stars mascot Twinkle, who paid a surprise visit to his home in Framptonon-severn.
His mum Krystyna said: “It was a massive surprise and it is incredibly exciting.
“Sid hadn’t shown a huge interest in cricket before this year so to think he will go from that to being at the World Cup Final is amazing.
“I don’t think he realised the significance of it at first but he is really looking forward to it. He has received all of his All Stars kit and quite a few of his friends are going to the sessions at Frampton so he is raring to go.”
The Golden Ticket winners were chosen at random with special codes put into the All Stars booklets of a handful of lucky children across the country.
This is the third year of the ECB’S All Stars programme and it continues to go from strength-to-strength in Gloucestershire with 71 clubs are taking part this year, up from 42 in 2017 and 60 last year. The number of children signed up this year is 2.284 with the GCB well on course to exceed the 2,434 who took part last year.
The Gloucestershire Cricket Boardwas the only county to meet – and exceed – its ECB target last year and only three counties have more youngsters signed up this year.
The GCB has also trained more than 150 All Stars Activators to run the sessions in their respective clubs.
6-year-old Sid Mcevansoneya from Framptonon-severn won two tickets to the World Cup final