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Sussex set NatWest CricketForce record

Sussex saw its highest ever participation in NatWest CricketForce 2007, with 43 clubs taking part across the county.

And 14 of the professional playing staff were accompanied by the club's staff and committee visiting over 20 clubs during the weekend.

Gus Mackay, the Sussex chief executive, spent time at Bells Yew Green assisting with painting the pavilion: "This was a fabulous experience and it was wonderful to see the county's top players, such as Chris Adams, Michael Yardy and Matt Prior, getting their hands dirty helping a local club prepare for the new season.

"The responsibility of strengthening this game lies with us all and grassroots cricket is vital to provide an arena for the county players of the future.

"The NatWest CricketForce weekend was a great occasion for all involved and a event that the County Club is proud to be associated with."

NatWest CricketForce 2007 Bells Yew Green

Work in progress at Bells Yew Green