Grand plans for NWCF 2011

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Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann helps out at Gedling Colliery - one of 85,000 volunteers who lent a hand at last year's event

A staggering 1,000 clubs have already signed up for NatWest CricketForce 2011 as momentum begins to build ahead of next year's event.

The current record of 1,642 clubs - set this year - looks set to be smashed as volunteers of all ages come together to support their local cricket club.

In 2010 a total of 85,000 volunteers helped clubs in their chosen projects which ranged from building new pavilions to painting advertising boards, or from cleaning guttering to laying new cricket nets.

A number of England internationals joined in with England captains Andrew Strauss and Charlotte Edwards picking up a paintbrush at Harrow St Mary's CC while Graeme Swann popped in to help at Gedling Colliery CC and James Anderson lent a hand at Scarborough CC.

The NatWest CricketForce 2011 weekend will take place on the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th April.

It only takes two minutes to register for NatWest CricketForce so don't delay. Click here to register and to read more information on this fantastic programme.