On Sunday 5th October, Harry Kemsley (L5P) was invited to take part in the "Young Leaders in Cricket Awards 2014” at Lord’s cricket ground. This is a UK event directed and accredited by the ECB and the Kent Cricket Board. It involves 6 different modules which the candidates are required to complete - these include coaching, umpiring, scoring, first aid and groundsmanship. More importantly perhaps, young leaders are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours voluntary work which, in Harry's case, was principally coaching junior cricketers.
90 boys and girls who completed the course were invited to Lords to be presented with their awards. They had the opportunity to meet professional cricketers and umpires and the CEO of Kent
County Cricket Club. It was followed by an hour’s escorted tour of the ground, including areas not normally open to the public.
The aim of the “Young Leaders in Cricket Awards” is hopefully to inspire more young members of society to commit time and effort to helping others and also to help produce good young cricketers!