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MCC YC support Radlett's NatWest CricketForce

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Marylebone Cricket Club's young cricketers will be participating in the NatWest CricketForce initiative for the first time in 2007.

The young cricketers have chosen Radlett Cricket Club in Hertfordshire as the venue because many of their fixtures will be played at the ground this year, including their first match of the season starting on April 13 (MCC Young Cricketers v Leeds/Bradford MCC University, friendly).

NatWest CricketForce 2007 is the largest volunteering event in sport in England and Wales with 80,000 volunteers participating through over 1150 affiliated clubs with an estimated £30 - £35million in cash and in kind due to be raised.

On April 11 and 12 the MCC players will be busy with a number of tasks at Radlett: painting sightscreens and the pavilion kitchen, setting out benches and advertising boards, power jet cleaning the pavilion, rolling the pitch, replacing netting on the practice cages and cleaning the dressing rooms.

MCC will donate paint and equipment for the re-painting works. MCC is also sending Jason Dell, the Lord's on-site electrician, to safety-check all of the electrical appliances.

The heating and plumbing contractor regularly used by MCC, PR Hemingway, has offered the services of a member of staff for the day at no charge.

He will check all the heating and plumbing at Radlett to ensure it is safe and in full working order for the start of the season.

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