13 April 2014
Royal couple picks up bat and ball to celebrate ICC Cricket World Cup
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this morning attended an ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 event as part of their visit to tournament host city Christchurch.
The Duchess of Cambridge shows her cricketing skills in Christchurch
They were hosted at the event by ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Head of New Zealand Therese Walsh and Lee Germon, CEO of Canterbury Cricket.
The school children represented seven primary and intermediate schools from across Christchurch: Bromley Primary School, Cashmere Primary School, Christchurch South Intermediate, Fernside Primary School, Kirkwood Intermediate, Our Lady of Fatima Primary School and St Albans Primary School.
The New Zealand and Canterbury cricketing legends were led by the only two New Zealanders to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame: Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley.
Commenting on today’s event, Ms Walsh said: “This has been an amazing celebration of cricket and Christchurch’s role in the ICC Cricket World Cup. We’re delighted to have this opportunity to explain the city’s role to their Royal Highnesses.”
Royal visit highlights the diversity of cricket
Financial Services Partner opening at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015