STALYBRIDGE Cricket Club has still been a busy place over the last couple of months, despite the season finishing in early September.
Following successful fundraising events over the summer, the club has raised enough money to purchase buy a new roll-on practice cage, renovate the existing cage, and purchase match day playing shirts for the juniors.
Perhaps even more importantly, a defibrillator has also been bought to ensure any visitors to the club stand the best chance of survival were they to go into cardiac arrest. A training session is also being organised for any club members to learn the skills to assist.
The junior teams have also continued their cricket education by entering a couple of indoor winter leagues, with teams entered for next summer in the Derbyshire and Cheshire League at Under-9, U11, U13 and U15.
Head junior coach Adam Harwick was also presented his Cheshire Cricket Award for Connecting Communities in an awards ceremony recently held at Lancashire Cricket Club’s The Point.
The club’s annual meeting saw Mike Whitworth re-elected as first-team captain with Adam taking the reins for the second team.
Stalybridge has also entered a Sunday third team into the D&C League with Ash Wardhaugh captaining the side. This should give the club a great opportunity to blood some of the junior players into senior cricket but will also importantly see some new and returning adult players given the chance to enjoy the game of cricket.
New players are welcome as a large squad will be needed for 2022.