Stevenage enjoy bumper day at junior training

PUBLISHED: 10:45 11 January 2011

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Cricket club saw nearly 50 youngsters attend winter nets session

STEVENAGE Cricket Club enjoyed a bumper attendance when its junior indoor training got underway last Friday.

Nearly 50 youngsters, some of whom were new to the sport, attended the first indoor nets of the winter session, held at Shephall Leisure Centre, Barnwell, Stevenage.

A club spokesman said: “It was all very encouraging, at times they were queuing at the door to get in.

“Certainly, the future of the club looks in good hands.’’

The following morning, the club’s first XI attempted to get the winter rustiness out of their systems with their first nets sessions.

The club’s other five teams -seconds to sixths – all had an opening nets session as well.

Stevenage’s indoor nets will continue for another 14 weeks, until April 15, and all those interested in playing are welcome to attend.

The first, second and third teams net from 10am-11am on Saturday mornings, while the fourth, fifth and sixth teams practice for the following hour.

On Friday evenings, junior sessions for all girls plus boys aged eight to 11 are from 6-7pm, under 12s-14s are catered for between 7-8pm and the under-14s to under-16s net between 8-9pm.

There are also taster sessions for junior school age children who haven’t played the sport before but who would like to sample cricket. For information call Raj Parmar on 07881 945130.


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