CRICKET: THE 2017 season may still be a few months away, but members of Norton Lindsey Cricket Club have enjoyed a busy winter period with three of the club’s teams now playing in the Cotswold Hills League.
James Pyatt stays on as skipper of the first team who were promoted to the Premier Division for the new season, while the second and third teams will be led by Dan Fell and Martin Hall, playing in Divisions three and six respectively.
Meanwhile off the pitch, the continuing refurbishment of the clubhouse is creating first class social and changing facilities.
There are also plans to renew the practice nets and introduce dedicated wifi during the coming season.
Much of the growth has come from the success of the club’s junior section, expertly co-ordinated by Andy Dewar and with midweek and Sunday friendlies, the club can now offer cricket to players of all abilities.
A Spring tour to the West Country is becoming a popular event, preparing players for all aspects of the new season and winter nets gets underway on February 24 at Stratford High School.
“Norton Lindsey is a unique village cricket club, with over 125 years of history,” said club chairman Jerry Ashley.
“Playing matches in the full spirit of the game, and creating many great memories on and off the field.”