Rotherham youngsters enjoyed a free five day cricket summer camp staged by Whiston Parish Church’s club.
The event for 24 children was funded by Willmott Dixon Partnerships, which is in charge of repairs to 12,000 council properties.
Coaching sessions helped the youngsters become true all rounders, with lessons in bowling, batting and fielding.
Co-ordinator Anthony Lancashire, said: “The summer camp has been such a success and all the children enjoyed learning how to play cricket. During the week children were also able to make new friends and socialise.”