Indoor Cricket World Cup review

england #3I would just like to write a post to show my appreciation for the donations that helped me go to the Indoor Cricket World Cup in Dubai (run by Cricket Australia) and let you know how the tournament went for me personally.

Thank you for donating, the opportunity that you allowed me to persue was life changing. The journey consisted of a seven hour flight to Abu Dhabi and then an hour coach journey to Dubai.

An area of my game for indoor which I have had to work on is batting, purely because I could not play the ball late enough, nonetheless during my first game I managed to overcome this problem and my batting became a strong point for me in the tournament. My bowling was consistant, and I was moved around the field often to try and develop my skills further. Due to this improvement I managed to finish as player of the match for England when we played Australia, also I finished 5th out of 12 in my team’s stats at the end of the tournament.England official

We had 1 day off from playing and all of the England squads (men, women, under 22s boys and under 22s girls) all went on a desert safari, which consisted of driving on the sand dunes in a buggy, riding a camel and having a meal with traditional Dubai entertainment.  The closing ceremony was a great evening as everyone dressed up and we collectively had a meal with every single team involved with the tournament. 

The tournament was a very useful experience not just for my cricket skills as an indoor player but for general life skills. My parents did not attend the tournament which gave me the freedom to look after myself and learn how to work a washing machine !

After we returned home the England management team told us this World Cup had been the most successful ever for England, with all the teams performing excellently.

I would just like to reiterate the fact that your donation, no matter how big or small, contributed and allowed me to go on this life changing experience. I’ve made so many friends and gained words of wisdom. I’m having major “tour blues” at the moment. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. A few photos have been attached from the closing ceremony and during the tournament.

Thank you, Sammi Shortengland #2

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