Indoor nets starts at Weston

PUBLISHED: 10:50 22 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:30 24 May 2010

PRE-SEASON training at Weston Cricket Club starts on Sunday, January 28. All players should attend training which will take place every Sunday from

PRE-SEASON training at Weston Cricket Club starts on Sunday, January 28. All players should attend training which will take place every Sunday from 5-7pm in the club's sports hall. After gaining promotion last season as champions of the West of England Premier Division Two, the First XI will find themselves competing in the top flight again this year against such clubs as Bath, Glastonbury and Frocester.Promotion was the culmination of several years' hard work and development at the club. The close of the season saw the completion of the £32,000 relay of the main ground square, vital work that will rejuvenate a tired square and allow the club to compete at the highest level for the foreseeable future.Last year also saw £18,000, courtesy of Somerset County Board, spent on developing four grass practice wickets on the main ground and £23,000 spent on installing two new artificial practice wickets alongside the original practice wickets. The indoor nets were also replaced at a cost of £3,300.All this work was made possible by ECB, Somerset Cricket Board and Lord Taverners funding and means the club is able to offer facilities and coaching to players of all ages and standards.As always, the club is on the lookout for new players. It caters for players of all standards by fielding three competitive Saturday teams and a more relaxed and friendly-based Sunday team.Anyone interested in joining should turn up at training or contact club captain Gary Morgan on 07823 776883.Gary was impressed with his team saying: "We have spent the last few years trying to consolidate our game and this paid off last season as the players really came together as a team. On more than one occasion we pulled off victories that in previous years we probably wouldn't have due to our lack of experience as a team. "Acquiring overseas player Robin d'Souza was a real coup as he fitted in right away and always gave 100 per cent, whether with the bat, the ball or in the field. Luke Parfitt, who previously played for Cheddar, was also an excellent acquisition as he added invaluable experience to our bowling attack. "It was also great to have Rob Turner available again after 13 years with Somerset and hopefully he will be able to play more matches this coming season."* WINSCOMBE Cricket Club's nets for seniors and juniors starts on Tuesday from 6 to 8pm at Sidcot School. They continue until Tuesday, March 28, when outdoor nets will hopefully commence. All old and new players welcome.For more details please contact Iain Fraser on 07803 012777 or go to the website www.winscombecc.play-cricket.com

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