Newham Recorder (UK) – Newham Council has partnered with Essex Cricket and aims to become the “cricket capital of East London by 2020″, a spokesman said.

Summary

  • Newham Council has partnered with Essex Cricket and aims to become the “cricket capital of East London by 2020″, a spokesman said.
  • More than 800 free tickets will be available to residents for everyday of the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup games later this year.
  • Sixty tickets are available for each of the seven County Championship home games, and 100 tickets for the four one-day cup group stage fixtures.
  • The partnership has already seen £200,000 invested in sports facilities across Newham, councillors said.
  • Councillor Firoza Nekiwala, assistant cabinet member health and adult social care, added: “Collaborations like these bring significant benefits to families and communities within Newham.

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