Despite the wet, cold and windy weather we are having at the moment, it’s amazing to think it’s only three months until the cricket season starts!
Bradley Stoke Cricket Club (BSCC), which runs four adult sides on a Saturday, two on a Sunday and youth teams from under-10s right through to under-17s, start their indoor nets in the next few weeks.
The adult nets start on Sunday 8th February (7pm to 8pm) at Winterbourne International Academy (The Ridings) and will be run every Sunday up to 12th April (with the exception of Easter Sunday). There will be a £3 charge to cover costs.
The youth team nets are at the same location, but start on Tuesday 10th March (also 7pm to 8pm) and run through to Tuesday 14th April.
BSCC’s Simon Page said: “The club is always on the look out for new players, so if anyone fancies coming along, please do so.”
The club has been very active over the last month, despite it being the close season. Plans are afoot to replace and re-site the “dilapidated” practice nets at the Baileys Court ground. Discussions are currently on-going with contractors, the town council and local residents to discuss planning permission and funding.
Simon said: “If the club manages to get the new nets, it would be a fantastic achievement and give the club some of the best facilities for adults and youths in the local area.”
Members of the club have also been repairing the sight-screens which were blown over in the recent strong winds. The wooden sight-screen which was new last year was tipped over and got stuck in trees, sustaining damage to the panels. Members have been working hard to repair it.
Five members of the club are going on a sponsored walk to raise money for Morgan Walker (see story here) who plays for the club’s under-11s. The club has also donated £100 towards the cause’s target of £70,000.
Photo: A match in progress at the Baileys Court Cricket Ground.
This article originally appeared in the February 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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