Sid wins a Golden Ticket to World fi­nal

Gloucestershire Echo - - CRICKET -

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

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