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Sticks for Stumps: play where you can

Sticks for Stumps

Sticks for Stumps: play where you can

Sticks for Stumps

Sticks for Stumps

England have won the Cricket World Cup for the first time ever, and the summer of cricket continues with the Ashes

To help you engage with your local community, church or school, Sticks for Stumps is a free set of resources to use this summer.

How to get the best from Sticks for Stumps

From playground cricket tournaments to school assemblies, from all-age service outlines to cricket on the beach – our resources will equip and encourage you in using this summer of Cricket as an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with those who don't yet know him.

To get the best from using Sport in Mission we have found that there are four key locations where you can build relationships and share faith. These locations are community, school, church and digital.

We would encourage you to use one resource from each of those areas shown below.

An example could be:

  • Use a collective worship resources in a local primary school.
  • Invite the pupils to a street cricket sessions you are running in their community.
  • Invite those who you have made connections with to a Sweaty Church session.
  • Share the videos and show how to get them on their phones. 

TIP: Look out for the 'practitioner level' badges in the corner of each resource – they're there to help you decide which resources will be easiest for you to use.

Digital videos to share

Tom talks about the importance of staying focused and being disciplined in cricket, and how we should strive for the same in our lives.
Life isn’t always easy and it can be hard to keep pushing on.
Chris feels the pressure of being an all-rounder and captain of his cricket team.
Hear from Paddy about celebrating the highs and withstanding the lows, and how it takes effort to perfect your form as a cricketer and in life.

Working in your community

Street cricket is designed to connect with children and young people in your community who may not have easy access to local cricket clubs or green spaces.
Indoor cricket is designed to connect with children and young people in your community who may not have easy access to local clubs or facilities.
Park or beach cricket connects with people where they already are – at the park or on the beach.
A community cricket tournament and mini-festival, suitable for all.

Working in schools

Deliver a lunchtime playground cricket tournament for school years 7 to 9 at a local secondary school.
A key stage 3 assembly to help young people explore what Christians believe about God’s plan for each of us, and how this can help us to respond well to the hard times
A key stage 2 assembly to help children explore what Christians believe about self-worth and identity.
PowerPoint for use with the #created2play KS2 assembly.
A session for lunchtime and after-school clubs for students aged 11 to 14
A session for lunchtime and after-school clubs for students aged 14+.
Deliver a morning of fun, sport and faith exploration for key stage 2 children at your local school.

Using Sticks for Stumps in your church

A one-hour long, interactive cricket-themed church service, designed for all ages and to be accessible to those with little or no experience of church.
‘Get Sported’ cricket camp is a one-to-three day non-residential event for children and young people (those with prior experience of cricket, and those with none!).
Sweaty Church is all about learning together through physical activities
Sweaty Church is all about learning together through physical activities

Scripture Union's Year round mission

As part of reaching the 95% of children and young people not in church, we've developed a series of free resouce packs to help you in your outreach. These resources aim to help and inspire you to share Jesus in each season.
We offer resources like Sticks for Stumps for free to ensure that they are accessible to all. Could you make a donation to help us keep these free?
As you seek to share the love of Jesus with the children and young people in your community, we're here to support, serve and equip you. Find out more about how we can work with your church.
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Sticks for Stumps World Cup Cricket Resources

Click here to see all of our resources around this summer of Cricket with the World Cup and The Ashes

Sports Mission Pack

Christians in Sports

Want ideas for connecting with the adults in your community too? Christians in Sport have created the Sports mission pack to do just that! Whether you want to put on a Sports Quiz or organise a Sports Tournament in your community, it contains everything you need.

The 95 block

Together, we can reach the 95% of children and young people not in church

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