Clubs come to­gether to safe­guard fu­ture

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» WOODMANCOT­E and St Stephens cricket clubs have come to­gether to form Woodmancot­e Saints CC.

St Stephens, who played at Swin­don Vil­lage play­ing field, with­drew from the County League last sum­mer due to the grow­ing chal­lenge of field­ing a team ev­ery Satur­day.

Woodmancot­e wel­comed sev­eral St Stephens play­ers into their ranks and the two club com­mit­tees have been talk­ing about merg­ing since the au­tumn.

Club spokesman and ju­nior cricket man­ager Paul Gor­ing said: “We all see this as a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a stronger club with more play­ing re­sources go­ing for­ward.

“We will con­tinue to run three se­nior league teams and of­fer cricket to lo­cal schools through Chance to Shine, five to right year olds through All Stars and ju­nior cricket from aged 10-15 as well as our women’s team.

“We hope both the Woodmancot­e and Swin­don Vil­lage com­mu­ni­ties will get be­hind us.”

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