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Ashes impact felt at grassroots level

Cricket clubs nationwide are holding Open Days this weekend and throwing their pavilion doors open to their local communities, inviting guests to watch the Investec Ashes Series live on Sky Sports and their local team out in the middle.

Clubs across Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria are hoping that the local Test match at Emirates Old Trafford inspires people in the area to get involved with their local club activities.

During the Series, 311 cricket clubs will hold more than 1,500 Open Days - which the ECB are supporting to help increase participation and boost revenue at club level, and is part of the governing body's #RISE for England campaign.

Clubs that have held an Open Day have reported an increase in income, as well as an increase in playing, volunteering and social members- with many reaping the benefits of coaching sessions and 6 a side tournaments for newcomers.

Mike Gatting, ECB's Managing Director - Cricket Partnerships, added: "The public's interest in this summer's Investec Ashes Series is reaching fever pitch, and it's encouraging to see so many clubs take advantage of this unique opportunity by holding an Open Day. By inviting people to experience club life this summer, clubs can showcase what they have to offer - which will hopefully inspire newcomers to join in some capacity - be it a playing member, social member or even a volunteer or sponsor."

For a map of clubs taking part, visit www.ecb.co.uk/clubopendays.

Below is a list of the clubs taking part this weekend:

Club

County

Saturday 3rd August

Sunday 4th August

Eggington Foresters CC

Bedfordshire

 

Yes

Ickwell CC

Bedfordshire

Yes

Yes

Bletchley Town CC

Buckinghamshire

Yes

Yes

Mill Green CC

Cambridgeshire

Yes

Yes

CamKerala CC

Cambridgeshire

 

Yes

Longstanton Grasshoppers CC

Cambridgeshire

Yes

Yes

Alsager CC

Cheshire

Yes

 

Alvanley CC

Cheshire

Yes

Yes

Bramhall CC

Cheshire

Yes

Yes

Caldy CC

Cheshire

Yes

Yes

Elworth CC

Cheshire

 

Yes

Nantwich CC

Cheshire

 

Yes

New Brighton CC

Cheshire

Yes

Yes

Northwich CC

Cheshire

 

Yes

Stockport Georgians CC

Cheshire

Yes

Yes

Wirral CC

Cheshire

 

Yes

Camborne CC

Cornwall

Yes

 

Falmouth CC

Cornwall

 

Yes

Helston

Cornwall

Yes

Yes

Liskeard CC

Cornwall

Yes

Yes

Wadebridge CC

Cornwall

Yes

Yes

Barrow CC

Cumbria

Yes

Yes

Millom CC

Cumbria

 

Yes

Netherfield CC

Cumbria

Yes

Yes

Penrith CC

Cumbria

Yes

Yes

Kendal CC

Cumbria

Yes

Yes

Denby CC

Derbyshire

Yes

Yes

South Wingfield CC

Derbyshire

Yes

Yes

Torquay CC

Devon

Yes

Yes

Christchurch CC

Dorset

Yes

Yes

Colehill CC

Dorset

Yes

Yes

Cranborne CC

Dorset

Yes

 

Annfield Plain CC

Durham

Yes

Yes

Brandon CC

Durham

Yes

Yes

Sedgefield CC

Durham

Yes

Yes

Stockton CC

Durham

Yes

Yes

Whitburn CC

Durham

Yes

Yes

Belhus CC

Essex

Yes

Yes

Brentwood CC

Essex

 

Yes

Chelmsford CC

Essex

 

Yes

Hadleigh & Thundersley CC

Essex

Yes

Yes

Harold Wood CC

Essex

Yes

Yes

Tennyson CC

Essex

Yes

Yes

Undercliffe CC

Essex

Yes

Yes

Walthamstow CC

Essex

Yes

Yes

Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC

ESSEX

Yes

 

Carsons & Mangotsfield CC

Gloucestershire

 

Yes

HATHERLEY AND REDDINGS CC

Gloucestershire

Yes

Yes

Basingstoke & North Hants CC

Hampshire

 

Yes

Havant CC

Hampshire

Yes

Yes

Purbrook CC

Hampshire

Yes

Yes

Bishop's Stortford CC

Hertfordshire

Yes

 

Codicote CC

Hertfordshire

Yes

Yes

Knebworth Park CC

Hertfordshire

Yes

Yes

Ramsey CC

Huntingdonshire

Yes

Yes

Northwood CC

Isle of Wight

Yes

Yes

Ventnor CC

Isle of Wight

Yes

Yes

Bexleyheath CC

Kent

Yes

 

Old Wilsonians CC

Kent

 

Yes

Sidcup CC

Kent

Yes

Yes

Staplehurst CC

Kent

 

Yes

Whitstable CC

Kent

Yes

Yes

Littlebourne CC

Kent

Yes

Yes

Astley Bridge CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Blackpool CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Brinscall CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Brooksbottom CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Carnforth CC

Lancashire

 

Yes

Cherry Tree CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Clitheroe CC

Lancashire

Yes

 

Croston CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Euxton CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Farnworth CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Fleetwood Hesketh CC

Lancashire

 

Yes

Freckleton CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Heywood CC

Lancashire

Yes

 

Littleborough CC

Lancashire

 

Yes

Mossley Hill CC

Lancashire

Yes

 

Ormskirk CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Preston CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Rishton CC

Lancashire

 

Yes

Royton CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Sefton Park CC

Lancashire

 

Yes

South West Manchester CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Sutton St Helens CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Unsworth CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Urmston CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Werneth CC

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Whalley Range CC

Lancashire

 

Yes

Wigan CC

Lancashire

Yes

 

ENDERBY CC

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND

Yes

Yes

Boston CC

Lincolnshire

Yes

Yes

Scunthorpe Town CC

Lincolnshire

Yes

Yes

Bessborough CC

Middlesex

Yes

 

Cricketers Club of London

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

Ealing CC

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

Edmonton CC

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

Enfield  CC

Middlesex

 

Yes

Hillingdon Manor CC

Middlesex

 

Yes

Pinner CC

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

Richmond CC

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

South Hampstead CC

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

Southgate Adelaide CC

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

Spelthorne CC

Middlesex

 

Yes

Teddington CC

Middlesex

Yes

Yes

Dersingham CC

Norfolk

Yes

Yes

Swaffham CC

Norfolk

Yes

Yes

Earls Barton CC

Northamptonshire

Yes

Yes

West Haddon CC

Northamptonshire

Yes

Yes

Percy Main CC

Northumberland

Yes

Yes

Collingham CC

Nottinghamshire

Yes

Yes

Mansfield Hosiery Mills CC

Nottinghamshire

Yes

Yes

Papplewick & Linby CC

Nottinghamshire

Yes

Yes

Challow & Childrey CC

Oxfordshire

Yes

Yes

Oxford and Bletchington Nondescripts CC

Oxfordshire

Yes

 

Albrighton CC

Shropshire

Yes

Yes

Bridgnorth CC

Shropshire

Yes

Yes

Broseley CC

Shropshire

Yes

Yes

Quatt CC

Shropshire

Yes

Yes

WOORE CC

SHROPSHIRE

Yes

Yes

Oswestry CC

Shropshire

Yes

Yes

Keynsham CC

Somerset

Yes

Yes

Minehead CC

Somerset

 

Yes

Weston-super-Mare CC

Somerset

Yes

Yes

Aldridge CC

Staffordshire

 

Yes

Bloxwich CC

Staffordshire

 

Yes

Burslem CC

Staffordshire

 

Yes

Checkley CC

Staffordshire

Yes

Yes

Himley CC

Staffordshire

Yes

 

LEEK CC

Staffordshire

Yes

Yes

Milford Hall CC

Staffordshire

 

Yes

Newcastle and Hartshill CC

Staffordshire

Yes

Yes

Wall CC

Staffordshire

 

Yes

Walsall CC

Staffordshire

Yes

Yes

WOOD LANE CC

STAFFORDSHIRE

Yes

Yes

Uttoxeter CC

Staffordshire

Yes

Yes

Woolpit CC

Suffolk

Yes

Yes

Alleyn & Honor Oak CC

Surrey

Yes

Yes

BALHAM AND TOOTING CC

SURREY

Yes

Yes

Banstead CC

Surrey

 

Yes

Deando Ruxley CC

Surrey

Yes

Yes

Epsom CC

Surrey

Yes

 

Reigate Priory CC

Surrey

 

Yes

Weybridge Vandals CC

Surrey

Yes

Yes

Old Emanuel CC

Surrey

 

Yes

Woking and Horsell Cricket Club

Surrey County

Yes

 

FERNHURST CC

SUSSEX

Yes

Yes

Heathfield Park CC

Sussex

Yes

Yes

Ifield CC

Sussex

Yes

Yes

Mayfield CC

Sussex

Yes

Yes

Roffey CC

Sussex

Yes

Yes

Ammanford CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Baglan CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Chirk CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Croesyceiloiog CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Newbridge CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Northop CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Port Talbot Town CC

Wales

 

Yes

Skewen CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Tondu CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Ynystawe CC

Wales

Yes

Yes

Bedworth CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Entaco CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Knowle & Dorridge CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Leamington CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Nuneaton CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Shipston-on-Stour CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Willclare CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Coleshill CC

Warwickshire

Yes

Yes

Chippenham CC

Wiltshire

Yes

Yes

Goatacre CC

Wiltshire

Yes

Yes

Trowbridge CC

Wiltshire

Yes

Yes

Warminster CC

Wiltshire

Yes

Yes

Alvechurch & Hopwood CC

Worcestershire

Yes

Yes

Halesowen CC

Worcestershire

Yes

Yes

Altofts CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Bradshaw CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Conisbrough cc

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Delph and Dobcross CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Farsley CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Golcar CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Goole Town CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Horsforth Cricket Club

Yorkshire

 

Yes

Ingrow CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Marsden CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Menston CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Morley CC

Yorkshire

 

Yes

North Leeds CC

Yorkshire

 

Yes

Paddock CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Pudsey st Lawrence CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Rotherham Phoenix CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Rotherham Town CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Scholes CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Seamer & Irton CC

Yorkshire

 

Yes

Skelmanthorpe CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

South Holderness CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Wakefield Thornes CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Warmsworth CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Whitkirk CC

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

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