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Yorkshire hit 200 mark

Yorkshire has become the first county to have 200 clubs registered for a NatWest CricketForce event.

The total number of clubs registered for NatWest CricketForce 2011 nationwide is already guaranteed a record and fast heading for the 2000 mark. Already by early February the total clubs registered for 2011 had surpassed last year's record of 1,642 - producing an estimated 85,000 volunteers helping throughout the weekend - making a total towards 2,000 a real possibility.

And to date, 204 of them have come from Yorkshire; well up on the 161 registered within the county in 2010, that saw the next highest coming from within Lancashire (146), Cheshire (91), Essex (80), Derbyshire (74), Staffordshire (70), Kent (67) and Surrey (65).

NatWest CricketForce is an England and Wales Cricket Board volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating the nation’s cricketing facilities.

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, typically over a special weekend before the start of the cricket season.

Don't miss out - NatWest CricketForce 2011 will run from April 8-10, so click here to register your club.

Please note - registrations close at midnight on Wednesday April 6.