Colwall Cricket in 2017
Colwall Cricket Club is looking forward to another successful season with plenty of games to come and watch at its beautiful ground in the heart of the village.
The season officially starts on Saturday 22nd April but there’s plenty of work to do before then. The club holds a Cricket Workforce Day at the start of the month, when the ground is spruced up before the season begins. ‘There’s plenty of cleaning, painting and other maintenance work to do’ says Kim Berry, the club’s chairman, ‘and you are very welcome to turn up on either 1st or 2nd April to help out.’
The club relies on its many volunteers to coach its teams and keep the pavilion and the ground running. One of the big successes is its junior coaching which takes place on a Friday night. ‘We expect in excess of 120 children this season’ says Kim. ‘We split them into teams from under-9s through to under-19s and I’m pleased to say that this year we will have a couple of girls’ teams.’
There are four senior sides playing on a Saturday with two in the Worcestershire League and two in the Herefordshire League. There’s a Sunday side playing in the National Village Cup and on Tuesdays the Colwall League of Gentlemen, otherwise known as the CLOGS, play social cricket. The ground regularly hosts minor counties matches, which offers a chance to see some top class cricket, the first of these games takes place at Colwall on Sunday 1st July.
‘We’d love to see more people come down to enjoy the many matches taking place’ says Kim. ‘Last season we were runners up in the Worcestershire County League and our Third 11 won the 20-20 Marches League Cup as well as various successes for our Junior teams. There aren’t many better locations than our ground to enjoy an afternoon of cricket.’
For more information, including forthcoming fixtures, you can follow the club’s twitter account @cricketcolwall or visit their website, www.colwallcc.co.uk