Budleigh CC are all ready for the new season ahead

PUBLISHED: 07:41 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 April 2013

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Budleigh Cricket Club are staging their 2013 Colts Registration Evening on the final two Friday's of April.

Friday April 19, and Friday April 26, from 6.30pm is when youngsters can attend to get registered for the new season.

Budleigh secretary Kevin Curran says: “We feel that the Budleigh Colts Academy offers greater opportunity than many other Devon clubs, and at a much cheaper cost! Our colts pay a one-off membership fee of £25 and we do not ask colts to then pay each time they come to a Friday night training session, nor do we charge match fees for our colts. However, we do consider it important to embrace parents in the culture of the club and we insist that colts have at least one parent or guardian who is a full club adult member.”

Heading up the Budleigh Academy this year is ECB level-two qualified coach Karl Short. He will be supported by what is always an enthusiastic group of team managers, coaches and helpers.

Many of the current crop of senior players at Budleigh CC have come through the junior ranks at Ottermouth.

1st XI skipper Joel Murphy is also a level two coach and, as the Club’s Director of Cricket Development, will be keeping a close eye on all things colts cricket. Murphy was recently appointed to head up the Cricket Academy being introduced at Bicton College.

Budleigh are providing cricket for Under-8s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13, 14s and 15s.

Despite three major floods since last July the club has managed to fully recover, thanks to the endeavour of many members and the new season is looked forward with real optimism.

Curran says: “We look forward to seeing existing and new members at our colts signing on evenings. In particular the club would once again like to express its thanks to H Carter and Sons who, at their expense, and not for the first time, have re-equipped the clubs kitchen. This is a truly marvellous gesture from a family business that have been very closely associated with the club for well over 60 years.

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