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Junior cricketers raising money to help their club

Posted onPosted on 9th Aug

Farnsfield Cricket Club’s juniors are stepping up to help the club survive the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

They are hosting a sponsored Junior Net-a-thon on Sunday, 30th August, and are appealing for people to back their efforts.

Hardball players from the U11s, U13s and U15s will net using the bowling machine, take part in fielding drills and also have the chance to bowl at their coaches to help raise vital funds to keep the future of cricket at Farnsfield CC alive.

Go to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/junior-net-a-thon-for-fcc-stumpupforkids to help the youngsters.

Farnsfield Cricket club, a non profit making organisation, is celebrating 157 years playing cricket at the ground on Station Lane in Farnsfield (since 1862), expanding to take on the Edingley Cricket Ground in 2013 where the third XI and Under 15s play on a grass wicket.

The junior section has a team of seven dedicated ECB qualified coaches, and practise sessions on a Friday evening see more than 70 children take part each week. Activities range from Softball, suitable for children from five, through to hard ball opportunities up to the age of 15.

The club has three senior teams playing on a Saturday, enabling them to offer opportunities to all abilities, ages and genders. The first XI play in the Nottinghamshire Premier Cricket League, the second XI in Bassetlaw & District Division 1 and their development third XI in Bassetlaw & District Division 5. A development youth team plays in the Premiere Division of the Mansfield & District Sunday League.

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