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
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