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NatWest CricketForce 2012 Showcase Clubs announced!

With the NatWest CricketForce weekend now just two months away we are pleased to announce that three cricket clubs have been chosen as Showcase Clubs to help highlight this fantastic initiative.

The first of the clubs is Merstham Cricket Club in Surrey and they are using the NatWest CricketForce weekend to help refurbish their current pavilion, work on a new changing room block and tidy up their ground in preparation for the new season.

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Furthermore, with a newly acquired second ground the club will begin work on preparing that for cricket play. By the end of their NatWest CricketForce event, the members of Merstham CC hope to have their nets, score box, sightscreens, ground signs all up to scratch.

Heywood Cricket Club in Lancashire is our second Showcase Club and they are going full steam ahead with their plans for the NatWest CricketForce weekend. With lots of jobs planned for around their ground the club will be in its best ever shapegoing into the 2012 season.

Their CricketForce projects include extending and renovating their patio area, redecorating the interior of the pavilion, painting sight screens, walls, fences and changing rooms; and re-doing the Ladies toilets! To help them achieve all of this, the club has acquired help and contributions from over 30 local and national businesses.

Last but certainly not least, our third Showcase Club is Copley CC in West Yorkshire and they’ll be building on the success they had as a NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser Showcase Club in August 2011 to make big improvements around the ground.

With help from the money they raised the club is in the midst of having a new club house built and so efforts over the NatWest CricketForce weekend will helptowards finishing that off as well bringing the ground up to the same standard.

Flag stones will be laid, benches repaired, fences repaired and painted and much more. See below for some examples of how Copley CC is preparing for the NatWest CricketForce weekend.

Copley CC - NatWest CricketForce 2012 - Feedback Form (239 KB)
Copley CC - Buy a Brick flyer (173 KB)

What and how are you planning for your club’s NatWest CricketForce event? Why not write a blog telling us all about it and send it to natwestcricketforce@ecb.co.uk. The best blogs will be posted online on our Blogs page.