CRICKET: Willoughby chosen as All Stars Cricket Centre

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Club joins national programme for five to eight year olds

With the new cricket season now only just a few weeks away, Willoughby Cricket Club have set their sights high on a successful 2017 campaign after being chosen as an All Stars Cricket Centre.

Willoughby cricket ground

Willoughby cricket ground

Last year saw a record number of juniors play cricket at the club, which continues to pride itself on offering boys and girls aged 5-16 years with competitive and recreational sports opportunities in a safe and fun environment.

And the club’s already strong junior and youth ranks are set to grow further by combining their well-established cricket opportunities with these new All Star programmes for budding new cricketers to play and enjoy cricket.

Launched on Monday (March 20), All Stars Cricket is a nationwide programme designed to inspire five to eight-year-olds to take up cricket and provide a great first experience of the game for budding young cricketers and their parents.

Willoughby CC will appear on the national programme finder where interested parents can sign up their children up to the All Stars Cricket sessions, which will start in mid-May and run through to early July.

For more details on All Stars Cricket and to book, go to https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

Willoughby CC’s preparations for the new season spring further into action next Saturday (April 1) when players and members young and old will converge on The Green for their annual Cricketforce event

For the 15th year since it started, the club are once again part of the ECB’s nationwide initiative which is designed to bring clubs and local communities closer together, and ensure grounds and facilities are ready for the new season. Once again, WCC are grateful for the support of a number of external partners supporters including Wilkinsons in Rugby, Tesco in Daventry and Yorkshire Tea. The club’s event gets underway on Saturday, April 1 from 9.30am until 1pm.

For information about All Stars Cricket and Cricketforce at Willoughby CC and general information about the club and joining for the 2017 season, go to their new-look website at willoughbycc.org.uk