Budleigh CC all set for 2015 Nat West CricketForce day

PUBLISHED: 15:59 13 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:59 13 April 2015

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Budleigh Salterton CC are staging their 2015 NatWest CricketForce event on Sunday (April 19).

The club plans to re-stain the clubhouse, paint the sight-screens and sort the clubhouse interior so it is all ready for the new season.

The work gets underway at 10am.

Budleigh skipper Lloyd White says: “This annual CricketForce gathering always seems to attract the same old faithful few and this year I am really hoping that we might attract some new folk from the community to come along and get involved.”

The skipper continued: “I’d anyone who is thinking of coming along to please bring a paint brush and wear a pair of old trousers! We’ll give all helpers a CricketForce T-shirt and there will be a supply of bacon butties together with plenty of tea and coffee all kindly dished up by Carole Spalding. A huge vote of thanks must go to Malcolm and Jo Baker for supplying the club with the food and drink - its another tremendous gesture from the pair, one we really do appreciate.”

White added: “The key for the players and club members to hopefully buy into is then fact that, without stating the obvious, many hands make light work. Every year it is mostly the same old faces helping out. This year I’d ask that players give us a few hours to help play their part in what is an important club event.”

Budleigh begin their season with an in-house club friendly at Ottermouth on Saturday.

Teams: Whitey’s XII: Rice, White (c), H Parkin, Arnold, Carter, Marley, Messom, Leat, Battin, Gore, Fereday, Craib

Pickles’ XII: C Parkin, Evans, Phillips, Richardson (C), Murrin, Parks, Doble, J Murphy, Proctor, Yolland, Gillies, M Murphy

On Sunday a Budleigh XI play a friendly match at Ottery St Mary (2pm).

The team for that game is: Richardson (c), White, J Murphy, M Murphy, C Parkin, H Parkin, Murrin, Leat, Jones, Plowman, Phillips, Mills.

Players are asked to be at Ottery St Mary for 1.15pm.

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