Schoolgirl is a winner with cricket design
Post on 22nd May 2017
A trip to her local opticians for an eye test proved a winner for a Birmingham girl who became a match day team mascot at Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
Chelsea Yardley, aged 11, scooped the prize when she entered a Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care competition to design a one-day team shirt. The Shirestone Academy pupil decided to give it a go while she was at the Church Road, Yardley branch, for a sight test.
Her design came top and she was treated to a trip to Edgbaston with her brother, cousin and uncle for the Royal London One-Day Cup match. Chelsea was the mascot for the Warwickshire Bears who went on to beat the Yorkshire Vikings in the 50 overs game.
Her grandmother Carole Tombs said: “Chelsea was given a t-shirt to wear and enjoyed meeting the players. It was the first time she had been to a game there.”
Branch manager Misba Rani said: “The competition was free to enter for children under 12 and Chelsea was a deserved winner. Scrivens is a big supporter of Warwickshire and we are keen to encourage interest in the game among young people.”
Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care has long links with Warwickshire County Cricket Club. It is the lead sponsor on its County Championship playing shirt and also its official eye and hearing care partner.