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Corley gear up for big day

Harriet Harman MP & Mike O'Brien MP

Mike O'Brien, the Health Minister and MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth, will muck in with valued volunteers at Corley

Corley CC have enlisted the services of Warwickshire’s finest cricketers and ministers of state when NatWest CricketForce arrives at their club later this month.

The club near Coventry is expecting over 100 volunteers to pitch in on the weekend of March 27-28, including a Warwickshire county player and the Health Minister Mike O’Brien, MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth. The Lord Mayor of North Warwickshire will also be in attendance.

Players from Corley CC, the Coventry & District Cricket Board and the Rainbow Cricket team will help carry out a number of renovations at the club.

The club’s main priorities are to decorate the clubhouse, lay a path and perform general work on the ground. Corley junior members will be undertaking a sponsored car wash.

The planned work at Corley alone would have cost an estimated £7,000 to complete without the help of volunteers.

Ed McCabe, Warwickshire Cricket Board club development manager, said: “We saw clubs such as Highway CC in Coventry do more for themselves in two days last year than they had for years before.

“It made a real difference to clubs, including increased revenue, improved facilities, increased participation and a great sense of community spirit.

“These are exciting times at Corley as the club has also just achieved ECB clubmark and entered teams in the Warwickshire youth leagues at Under-9s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s and 17s.”

If you can spare a few hours on March 27 or 28 to help Corley CC please contact Adam Webb on 0247 672 9267.