Cricket Without Boundaries' Uganda project leader Mike Reeves returned to the East Africa Country last month to drop off some vital equipment, meet with Ugandan Cricket Association (UCA) officials and catch up on some old friends.

Cricket Without Boundaries sends kit to Sierra Leone, and South African Cricket Legend Peter Kirsten.

It’s been really busy since the start of the year with CWB growing from strength to strength as one of the leading Cricket Development and AIDS awareness charities run entirely by volunteers.

Saturday 2nd was assessment day again for the Autumn projects. Bad news was that we scheduled it for the same day as the Cricket World Cup Final, the good news was that the rooms at the Oval were warm for a change!.

For six weeks across February and March 2011, twenty CWB volunteers spread across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, to coach well over 2,000 children, qualify many more than 200 new coaches and deliver the Cricket Without Boundaries message.

by Steve Adshead

Former GCCC player, Steve Adshead has provided an exclusive report on his recent trip to Kenya.

It’s been nearly two months since I returned from my charity trip to Kenya with Cricket Without Boundaries. Whilst the demands of a new career outside the game on top of running a coaching business has given me little opportunity to sit down and write this report, the time has allowed me to reflect on what we experienced and managed to achieve.

On 29-30 January CWB held a Training weekend for all 25 of Spring volunteers at Bluecoat School in Harborne Birmingham.

Co-founder and trustee, Ed Williams has written an article for Al Jazerra about the Charity's journey from its formation and its first trip from Cairo to Cape Town, to its present state as one of the most innovative sports and HIV charities in Africa.

CWB celebrated our 5th Anniversary with a gala fundraising dinner at Lord's on 12th October 2010. It was a fitting setting as, 5 years before to the day, the 3 founding trustees of CWB arrived at the Grace Gate at Lord’s to meet with John Stephenson and Chris Cowdrey for a photoshoot before starting the first CWB project in Africa.

The next CWB Training weekend takes place on 29th and 30th Jan at Birmingham Bluecoat School. The venue has kindly been offered for free by the school, thanks to CWB Volunteer Richard Lynn, a veteran of CWB Kenya 2008 and 2010.