THE GRASS is becoming greener at Norton Lindsey Cricket Club after the village side announced its plans to build on the success of last summer.
Three sides will contest the Cotswold Hills League in 2017, with James Pyatt acting as captain for the first team who this year have been promoted to the Premier Division.
The second and third teams will be led by Dan Fell and Martin Hall – playing in Divisions Three and Six respectively.
There is also good news off pitch as the club continues to refurbish the clubhouse to create first-class social and changing facilities.
Plans are also in place to renew the practice nets and introduce dedicated wifi for the upcoming season.
Much of the growth has come from the success of the junior section, led by Andy Dewar.
Since establishing plans to improve the club, fixtures have been taking place during midweek and on Sundays.
A spring tour to the West Country has also become a popular annual event to prepare players for the new season.
Club chairman Jerry Ashley said: “Norton Lindsey is a unique village cricket club with over 125 years of history.
“Our aim is to play matches in the full spirit of the game while creating many great memories on and off field.”
The team’s winter nets sessions start at Stratford High School on February 24 at 7pm.
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