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Preparation done for first game of season on Saturday, April 13


By Fenland Citizen Reporter


The annual NatWest “CricketForce” Day was held at March Town Cricket Club on Saturday.

This is a nationwide ECB initiative to ensure all cricket club grounds and facilities are ready for the new season.

Numerous members on, and prior to, the day completed various jobs around the ground in preparation for the first game of the season on Saturday, April 13.

March CC Cricketforce 30.3.19 (8167972)
March CC Cricketforce 30.3.19 (8167972)

Tasks undertaken were putting the plastic sheets onto the mobile covers and putting the double bay nets and score box into operational order. Fencing around the ground was also repaired or replaced.

The driveway fence, spectator seats and tool shed were repaired and stained, car park gravel levelled and outfield harrowed.

March CC Former Club Captain Chris Ringham & Head Groundsman Mel Pooley preparing to harrow the outfield (8167974)
March CC Former Club Captain Chris Ringham & Head Groundsman Mel Pooley preparing to harrow the outfield (8167974)

Club chairman Les Mills said: “I would like to thank all the members who helped to prepare the ground and facilities for the new season. Volunteers are indispensable in running and maintaining our ground, which is considered one of the best in Cambridgeshire.”

Picture 1. A group of members who helped on the day.

Picture 2. Former club captain Chris Ringham and head groundsman Mel Pooley preparing to harrow the outfield.



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