Fun day for young crick­eters

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHEL­DAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Cricket Club re­cently or­gan­ised an un­der 8s cricket fes­ti­val at the Vic­to­ria Road ground.

Teams from Mac­cles­field, Christle­ton, Romi­ley, Ash­ley, Sandbach, Bred­bury, Prest­bury, Poyn­ton, Liver­pool and Brook­lands en­tered the tour­na­ment, play­ing for the Peter Man­nion Tro­phy.

Each team played to the ba­sic rules of six­ers cricket (six ball overs, six overs, six play­ers). This was a unique chance for bud­ding crick­eters – aged six, seven and eight – to boost their skills.

The qual­ity of the cricket from the young­sters was bril­liant, with each game fea­tur­ing ac­cu­rate bowl­ing, cleanly-bowled wick­ets, tricky catches and plenty of fours and sixes.

Af­ter al­most three hours of com­pet­i­tive play, the rain and cold fi­nally spoilt the tour­na­ment.

De­spite this, the chil­dren thor­oughly en­joyed their games, de­vel­op­ing their skills and re­ceiv­ing their medals.

The event – in its sec­ond year – raises the pro­file of cricket, and much-needed funds for the club, plus a do­na­tion to the Bosley Dis­as­ter Fund.

Mac­cles­field CC hopes that both new and closer links have been es­tab­lished with lo­cal clubs, and plans to ar­range more tour­na­ments.

The club thanked its vol­un­teers for their sup­port, as well as its spon­sors – Com­plete Money and Chrome Mo­tors.

If you’re in­ter­ested in learn­ing about cricket and join­ing a team, please con­tact your lo­cal club and en­quire into their academy.

Win­ter nets typ­i­cally run from Jan­uary to April, and sum­mer nets from April through to the end of the sum­mer.

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