Exmouth Cricket Club preparing for what they hope will be another wonderful season

PUBLISHED: 09:47 03 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:47 03 April 2014

Cricket ball.

Cricket ball.


Everything is beginning to stir at the Maer Ground as Exmouth Cricket Club prepares for the start of a new season, writes Richard Butler.

The Francis Clarke Devon League and Cup double winners are hoping for another successful season.

Actions started earlier this week when many volunteers turned up to give NatWest CricketForce weekend a kick start. Completed works included repair to the roll on covers, re-netting of the mobile nets and erection of the club’s marquee. Refreshments were provided by the T-Hut which also opened on Saturday.

This weekend (April 5, 6) it is the main NatWest CricketForce event when it is hoped that volunteers will undertake a large range of tasks to ensure everything is ready for the new season. Already a great deal has been achieved at the Club during the close season at the ground. In particular a new heating system, new showers, an umpires’ room and a disabled toilet have been provided in the pavilion together with a new linked fire alarm system throughout the building and new nets have been completed.

These developments are largely due to funding provided by Viridor Credits Landfill Communities Fund as well as English Cricket Board (ECB) and Sports Council Lottery Funding. A new patio has been built and the club is now proud owners of a new gas barbecue generously provided by one of the club’s main sponsor, CAP (Ceilings and Partitions) of Exeter.

This Friday, (April 4) it is the Colts Registration starting at 6pm (there is no practise this Friday!).

Any colts wishing to join, or re-join for the Friday night sessions or to learn more about the club, should just turn up at the ground where they are sure of a warm welcome.

The first colts practice session will be on Friday, April 18.

More information is available on the Club’s website www.exmouthcricketclub.co.uk

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