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Warks help with CricketForce

Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott has stressed the importance of NatWest CricketForce for local clubs

The whole Warwickshire squad will be participating in the NatWest CricketForce event, which is happening over this weekend around the entire country.

NatWest CricketForce is an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating the nation's cricketing facilities with enough volunteers involved to fill the Millennium Stadium.

An estimated £20-25 million of investment will be generated directly for club cricket. Over 1,000 cricket clubs and an estimated 70,000 volunteers have signed up to take part in NatWest CricketForce this year.

The Bears will be out and about in the area helping the local cricket clubs redecorate pavilions, paint sightscreens and generally get their local grounds ready for the 2006 cricket season.

Captain Heath Streak, Jonathan Trott and Moeen Ali will be visiting Attock CC in Moseley to take part in some ground work at the club which is located on Wake Green Road.

Trott said: "It is important that our local clubs are supported by Warwickshire CCC as many young players start at places like Attock CC. Without their youth systems young cricketers would never get a chance to try the game."

Mohammed Anif from Attock CC is thrilled about the visit, adding: "We are very proud to host three Warwickshire stars and we are excited and privileged that they are coming along on Sunday to help us out at our ground."