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Pics: Broad plays in first cricket match at 10 Downing Street

September 13, 2017 15:12 IST

England paceman Stuart Broad and England women's cricketer Heather Knight pose alongside UK Prime Minister Teresa May and children from the charity Chance to Shine

IMAGE: England paceman Stuart Broad and England women's cricketer Heather Knight pose alongside UK Prime Minister Theresa May and children from the charity Chance to Shine. at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. Photograph: Stuart Broad/Instagram

England paceman Stuart Broad teamed up with his England women's cricket captain Heather Knight to play the first ever cricket match at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday.

UK Prime Minister Teresa May watched as the cricketing duo joined hands with charity group Chance to Shine to promote street cricket. 

Stuart Broad bowls at one of the participants during street cricket match on Tuesday 

IMAGE: Stuart Broad bowls at one of the participants during street cricket match on Tuesday. Photograph: Stuart Broad/Instagram

According to the Telegraph, Broad and Knight played alongside the under-priveleged children and the windows of May's official residence were nearly done in by a couple of big shots attempted by the enthusiastic kids, who hail from the London boroughs of Lambeth, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets.

Children in action during the match

IMAGE: A girl bats as Heather Knight takes position behind the wickets. Photograph: UK Prime Minister/Twitter

To protect the windows, a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape was used to play the match, according to Skysports.com. 

UK PM Theresa May poses with the children from charity group Chance to Shine 

IMAGE: UK PM Theresa May poses with the children from charity group Chance to Shine. Photograph: UK Prime Minister/Twitter

"It's been a privilege to meet the young players and inspirational coaches today. The work Chance to Shine does, introducing young people from disadvantaged communities to this great, fast-paced version of cricket, is invaluable," Skysports.com quoted May as saying. 

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