CRICKET: Oakfield CC

Action from one of Oakfield's games last summer
Action from one of Oakfield's games last summer
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2014 looking very positive for the club

Oakfield Cricket Club have begun their plans for the 2014 season in earnest with their winter nets programme now underway.

Following a hugely successful season in 2013, which saw the Saturday 1st and 2nd XI’s promoted, along with the midweek 1st XI, Oakfield are looking to continue their success in 2014.

With three Saturday teams, a Sunday friendly XI and two midweek senior teams playing in the Rugby and District League, Oakfield offer more opportunities for senior cricket than any other club in the district.

In addition, the club’s recently formed ladies’ section have had unprecedented success in the Rugby and District Tip and Run League, completing the treble last year.

Add to this a thriving junior section running sides and under 11, 13 and 15 age groups, and things are looking very positive for the club based in Long Lawford.

In 2012 the club celebrated its 75th anniversary and also completed the purchase of its Rugby Road ground.

In addition it also achieved Clubmark, a nationally recognised accreditation given to cricket clubs with the very best run junior sections.

This year the club has invested in four new qualified coaches, who will be primarily focused on developing the club’s many juniors.

More importantly, the four new coaches are all 1st and 2nd XI players, and it’s hoped that combining current senior players with the more experienced coaches will provide a great blend to help develop the young cricketers further.

The club is always looking to strengthen at all levels, both on and off the field.

Players looking for a new challenge, or new to the area, or simply keen to try cricket are very welcome, as are any administrators and volunteers.

For youngsters looking for a club, eight coaches and Clubmark accreditation ensures and safe environment for children to enjoy and develop their game.

Winter net sessions take place on a Wednesday evening from 6pm-9pm at the new Rugby School Sports Centre, which is situated off Barby Lane at the old Bishop Wulstan School.

The first two hours are for Oakfield’s successful youth section, with the first hour devoted to under 11s and the second for under 13s and 15s.

Anyone interested in joining the club should contact Chairman Stewart on 07968 587452 or Junior Co-ordinator Steve on 07842 590049, or email the club at oakfieldcc@gmail.com.