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Howzat for impact? Playfinder reports massive 91% uplift in new cricket users following England World Cup victory

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England’s dramatic Super Over triumph over New Zealand in the World Cup Final on Sunday has seen a massive 91% spike in new cricket users, according to

The UK’s leading search and booking platform for recreational sports reported the jump in new cricket users from Saturday 13th July to Monday 15th July. Over the entire seven week tournament, new cricket users on rose by 40%.

Playfinder co-founder, Jamie Foale, commented: “England’s incredible win at Lord’s will be remembered as one of the finest sporting finals ever. The whole tournament was a resounding success and it’s fantastic to see the impact at recreational levels. I strongly believe that the win will drive participation numbers for the sport and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

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