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Tower Hamlets College to gets its first cricket team in 15 years

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:20 05 October 2010

BUDDING cricket players at an East End college could be on their way to scoring a winning run thanks to a £1,500 sports grant. For the first time in 15 years Tower Hamlets College in Poplar is planning to have its own cricket team after being awarded th

BUDDING cricket players at an East End college could be on their way to scoring a winning run thanks to a £1,500 sports grant.

For the first time in 15 years Tower Hamlets College in Poplar is planning to have its own cricket team after being awarded the cash as part of the Play Sport London initiative.

The grant will help the college create a Cricket Academy with the money paying for a new kit and weekly coaching sessions with qualified coaches during the winter months.

The team will then join the Victoria Park Community Cricket League in spring.

The college's sport co-ordinator Daniel Searle said. "This college hasn't had a cricket team to speak of for 15 years but I know we have some good players who will only get better when given professional coaching and the opportunity to play competitive league cricket."

The London Mayor's Play Sport London initiative was set up to support sports clubs and community groups in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.

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