5 Jul

Accidents rise as Brits try to emulate cricket heroes

Accidents rise as Brits try to emulate cricket heroes

It might be expected that accidents in homes across the UK start to rise during the summer when families enjoy getting out into the garden and becoming more active.

However, a new study has also shown that the volume of damage in homes, and subsequent claims, rises considerably during an Ashes series.

This summer's tournament will see tourists Australia descend on famous English grounds again, and Aviva has reported that the number of claims rise by ten per cent, on top of a standard ten per cent summer increase.

The company said this is down to people trying to emulate their heroes in the home and garden, and advised that anyone looking to be the next Kevin Pietersen or Alistair Cook to take it to the park and away from their windows to avoid damage.

Richard Hiscocks, head of household claims, at Aviva, said: "So it might be as well for parents to keep an eye on any budding Broads or aspiring Andersons, and maybe steer them away from TV's, conservatories and windows, especially if they have a bat in their hand!"ADNFCR-1222-ID-801608858-ADNFCR

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