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PLAYERS NEEDED: Rickmansworth Cricket Club urge new players to join

 Published on: 24th February 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Rickmansworth Cricket Club need some new players in certain age groups to take part in local leagues.

For over 230 years, the cricket club, one of the oldest in the country, has been providing a place where youngsters can hone their cricket skills and learn much about the game.

However, in the last five years, the many sporting options open to kids, as well as the scourge of the home games console, have started to take their toll on numbers. 

As a result, the club finds itself short of players in certain age groups in order to make up the numbers to take part in local leagues.

Club coach Paul Blackwell said: “We’ve seen a falloff in participants from the age of 14 onward, so for the 2020 cricket season, which starts outdoors in April, the club are looking for keen, new players who are in Years 9, 10 and 11 at school who want to play regularly and learn the game. 

“Without the players we can’t fulfil our fixtures which would be a shame for those boys and girls who already take part.

“The next Ben Stokes or Heather Knight could well be sitting in Rickmansworth right now and we would love to help them be the best they can be”

The club itself continues to thrive at its home at the bottom of Scots Hill in Rickmansworth, with six senior teams and plenty of players below the age of 13. 

In a new initiative the club have started to offer coaching and matches for girls and would also be interested in hearing from any girls, in years 5 and 6, interested in being part of a brand-new girls’ cricket team. 

The club are already training indoors at St Clement Danes School on Friday evenings. 

For further details and to register your son or daughter with the club, please email rickmansworthcc@btinternet.com or call 07793294774

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