Don your whites

PUBLISHED: 10:34 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

The team

The team

A STEVENAGE social cricket team is on the look-out for new players. Dynamics Hatfield Cricket Club are a strictly non-league club and play friendly cricket on Sunday afternoons. They currently play at King George V Playing Fields in Stevenage, although th

A STEVENAGE social cricket team is on the look-out for new players.

Dynamics Hatfield Cricket Club are a strictly non-league club and play friendly cricket on Sunday afternoons.

They currently play at King George V Playing Fields in Stevenage, although they previously played at Shephalbury Park before the pavilion was destroyed by arson.

Home and away games are played against clubs like Bengeo, Sandon, Whitwell and Kimpton.

Committee member Phil Robson, who has been playing for the club since the early 90s, said: "Most of us, including me, are the wrong side of 30.

"We are looking for all types of cricketers - young and old, talented cricketers, or those who just love the game and like to play but are not that good.

"We all get on pretty well and there is a good social aspect to the club and a number of us like a few beers after the match!"

The club are finding it difficult to recruit new players and may fold if others are not found.

Robson added: "I am convinced that since the Ashes victory, there is a renewed interest in cricket and there are a lot of people who would love to play cricket but don't want to play for a serious league club.

"Those who just want to play good friendly cricket on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy the game win, lose or draw are the sort of guys who would enjoy playing for us."

Winter nets are being held at the Herts Sports Village at Hatfield on Sundays (1-2pm) until March. Their first match is around the end of April and they play up to the end of September.

The annual membership is £20, match fees are £6 and the club provides all the kit, apart from whites. As an extra incentive, this year's tour is to Bath again!

Call Phil Robson on 01438 773920 (work), 01438 721057 (home) or 07779 965921 (mobile).

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