NatWest CricketForce 2007

NatWest CricketForce encourages cricket supporters, their friends and families to give something back to their local community cricket club by volunteering to undertake major renovations to clubhouses and grounds.

NatWest CricketForce 2007 was another stunningly successful event, with more than 80,000 volunteers turning out on a sunlit weekend at more than 1,150 clubs, bringing £35m value in kind to the game.

It meant that in the last three years around 200,000 volunteers have contributed time and energy to community cricket clubs.

And now we look forward to 2008 with the chance not only to build on the success of recent years but also - on the weekend of April 4, 5 and 6 2008 - to focus on green issues in cricket.

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NatWest CricketForce 2008 will have a heavy emphasis on energy efficiency. David Collier, ECB chief executive, will officially launch the 2008 event at the NatWest Series one-day international against India at Edgbaston on August 27.

“Already, we have been working with our Test match sponsors npower on ways of improving the green rating of cricket and now, through NatWest CricketForce, were are linking that Test arena again with the grass roots of the sport," he said.

“Our aim in 2008 is to involve even more clubs and even more volunteers than we have managed in our recent record breaking years. The worth to cricket clubs of the effort produced by the tens of thousands of volunteers both young and old is measured in many millions.”

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NatWest CricketForce 2007 Birstall Village

A typical club scene: Andy Corbett from Birstall Village CC and his NatWest CricketForce 2007 working party

Further information:

Whatever your query, whatever information you need, you can contact the NatWest CricketForce help desk via email at natwestcricketforce@ecb.co.uk

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