Clubs prepare for summer


Cricket Club

Rugby Cricket Club have enjoyed a productive winter, and are looking forward to the start of the 2012 season in less than two months.

RCC will enjoy their annual dinner tomorrow (Friday, March 9) at the Rugby Workers Club with a traditional three-course meal and disco. Tickets are £30 per head and there are still a few tickets left for club members and friends.

On the playing front, the town are looking forward to their new opponents with the 1st XI promoted to Division 1 of the Warwickshire Cricket League.

And promotion to the Premier League is a definite aim of club captain Matt Ewer, with a number of top class players signed over the winter period.

The 2nd XI will be strengthened by the new signings under Keith Bradbury, and RCC are pleased to confirm that they will be entering a Rugby CC 3rd XI side in the newly formed Warwickshire 3rd XI and Single Team Cricket League.

The 3rd XI will be captained by Nick Graham, with Yuvi Chohan as vice-captain and will play their home games at Harris School.

Pre-season nets are ongoing at Lawrence Sheriff School, running from 12.30pm until 2pm for adults and 3pm-5pm for juniors, at £2 per session, and new players are always welcome.

There is a club day on Saturday, April 21, with inter-club matches and the 2012 league campaign begins on Saturday, April 28.

For more information about the town’s historic club, including sponsorship opportunities, please call Matt Hinks on 07814 177 589.

Rugby Cricket Club is also online on facebook and the ECB play-cricket network at:



A reminder for players at Willoughby CC that pre-season nets continue this Sunday and throughout March

The first month of Senior & Under 15s, and the Under 11s & Under 13s sessions have by and large been well attended, and proved positive and productive for those getting involved.

This Sunday, it is the turn again of the Senior and Under 15 sections to take to the indoor nets of the Rugby Campus of Warwickshire College (Technology Drive, Rugby), from 12.15 to 1.30pm.

All welcome and encouraged to come along and get ‘in nick’ for the new season which is not that far away.

Confirmation of remaining session dates in March will be posted on the club website ( shortly, this before the club heads to the club’s nets outdoors in April ahead of the start of the new season.

New players interested in joining Willoughby CC are always welcome.

Call Karl on (01788) 542441 or Martin on (01788) 334850 for details, or simply turn up at Nets on Sunday lunchtime.