Cricket board gets behind Taverners' appeal for unwanted kit

GOT any old kit in the back of a cupboard? Then a recycling programme being run by the Lord’s Taverners may be worth looking into.

The cricket charity has an on-going programme to collect unwanted kit and put it back in circulation at clubs where it can be put to good use.

Some of the kit already delivered to the Devon Cricket OfficeAn initial appeal in Devon for clubs and players to clear out their cupboards produced seven bags of gear for redistribution.

Dave Pemberton, one of the scheme administrators, said donating kit is a way of expanding the game all over the world.

“We send kit to where it is needed most in both the UK and developing nations,” said Pemberton.

“We work with partner charities in country to make sure the kit reaches its final destination and is used to supplement an established coaching programme.

“Recycling unwanted kit helps clubs increase participation among young people while reducing the build-up of kit in landfill sites.”

In the last round of redistributions, kit was sent to Northern Ireland, Gambia, Antigua and St Kitts. Previous destinations have included Germany, Mexico, Brazil and India.

Ideal donations are bats, balls, clean clothing and boots and training aids.

Contact the DCB staff in the Devon Cricket Office to arrange dropping in donated kit.

To find out more about the recycling programme visit the Taverners’ website