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April Round -up

April Round -up

11 May 2022

The Purton Cricket Club section in the last issue focussed on the opportunities at the club for the younger members of the community. For those who are older, more experienced and ready for hard ball cricket, the Club offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance cricket skills and play regular matches. You will find weekly training sessions and matches in the Wiltshire Youth Cricket League. The club caters for Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 19 age groups. Age groups are led by qualified coaches many of whom are First Aid trained and all have been through the ECB Safeguarding young people training.

We have very strong links with the Wiltshire Cricket who regularly play age group County matches and training at the Club. Indeed, quite a few of our own home-grown players have gone on to represent the County in various age groups. We even have an “old Purtonian”, Craig Miles, who plays professional cricket for Warwickshire County Cricket Club and remains in touch with the Club.

At the moment we are running our age group indoor Winter Coaching Programme but soon we’ll be playing outside at our beautiful ground, on our grass square and practicing in our 3 outdoor nets which member can book. In fact, the season kicks off for our seniors with a friendly on the 30th April. From  this date you will see training sessions and long and short formats of cricket being played throughout the  week at the ground. You are most welcome to spend a few minutes spectating.

A word of caution as we prepare for the season  you may notice ground works taking place with mowers  and a tractor in operation. If you exercise your dog on the footpath, please take care, keep them on a lead and pick up anything that they leave behind! 

The Club offers a genuinely inclusive and welcoming environment. Ask any of our 120 members or their parents, families and friends  who regularly come out to support them at training or in the matches we play at home and across the county. Last season we hosted a 6-a-side intraclub tournament for family members and youth players, not to mention our bicentennial match vs the MCC. All of this is run by our friendly volunteers and are always pleased to welcome  extra support for a range of jobs; administrative, ground maintenance, coaching, social media, umpiring, helping with sponsorship and our pavilion rebuild project.    

At Purton CC we have an extremely strong and thriving youth section and are keen to grow and develop. If you, or someone you know, would like to be part of the community  we are building, please contact membership.purtoncc@gmail.com

And don’t forget, the Club has summer programmes for All Stars (5-8 year olds), starting 8th July,  and Dynamos (8-12 years olds), starting 6th May. Login to https://ecb.clubspark.uk/ and search Purton