Crick­eters in spon­sor bid

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A CRICKET club is ap­peal­ing for spon­sors to step for­ward and help buy kit for a new gen­er­a­tion of play­ers in its ju­nior sec­tion.

Lan­g­ley Cricket Club started a ju­nior sec­tion two years ago and has been run­ning un­der 9s and un­der 11s teams.

Matt Stevens, who runs the sec­tion, and his col­leagues started by re­cruit­ing young play­ers from Hollinhey Pri­mary School and have been run­ning taster ses­sions at other schools in the area to take on more chil­dren.

Now the club has started an un­der 13s team and is look­ing for spon­sor­ship to buy kit and equip­ment.

They also hope to ex­pand fur­ther in the fu­ture to in­clude older teams up to un­der 17s and ren­o­vate the club­house.

Matt said: “We started the ju­nior sec­tion af­ter the Sut­ton Parish Plan steer­ing group iden­ti­fied a lack of pro­vi­sion for chil­dren from 12 to 18 so we jumped on that.

“Part of our de­vel­op­ment plan is to add more ju­nior teams and as we do we need more spe­cial­ist equip­ment and to ex­pand the club­house. We would love for lo­cal busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions to come for­ward with spon­sor­ship.

“The club ben­e­fits lots of young peo­ple from around the area and we would even­tu­ally like to be a multi-sports club.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing the club should con­tact Matt on 07886 296305 or email lan­g­l­ey­crick­et­club@ hot­mail.com.

●● Lan­g­ley Un­der 11s with coaches Ben Hobbs (left) and Matt Stevens

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