Steelbacks players begin tour of Northants Schools

Steelbacks players have begun a three month tour of primary schools in Northamptonshire, promoting the importance of sport to thousands of aspiring young cricketers.

The tour was started by new signing Steven Crook who visited Lings primary on Monday 14th January. Since then, a number of players including Andrew Hall, Kyle Coetzer and Alex Wakely have made appearances.

Today was seamer Luke Evans’ turn to speak at Abbey primary school’s afternoon assembly, and he said of the visits: “I would like to thank all at Abbey Primary for making me feel so welcome today. It is always nice to spend time in the schools, hopefully providing inspiration for the ‘Steelbacks of the future.’

As cricketers it is very important to connect with the local community. Some of the youngsters I spoke to are already keen on cricket and it is reassuring for the future of cricket in Northamptonshire.”

Northants Cricket Chief Executive David Smith added, “We are keen to play our part in promoting healthy living and the importance of sport to children, and these school visits are just one of many initiatives to help increase the club’s profile in the local community.”

If you would like to arrange for your school to have a player visit, please email for more information.

Steelbacks players begin tour of Northants Schools