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Cricket Force 2009 is getting closer and the list of jobs to do bigger!

2009/10 will hopefully be a big year in the history of Old Dalby Cricket. We currently have planning permission in for a new pavilion to replace the worn out old one. This should be passed on March 19 (fingers crossed).

We started fundraising last year with two members running a marathon, two cricket Balls, and a Christmas disco. This year we need to raise £60,000+ to make the dream come true and get the build started.

2009 will be by far the biggest CricketForce to date as we attempt to put in services ready for the new pavilion.

Starting with piping and filling in of a ditch and preparation for a new path around the pavilion, not to mention strimming, painting and general tidying up.

So here’s hoping for fine weather and a great turn out from all families. Hopefully it will only be one more season the porta-cabin roof on the tea room will need supporting for.

CricketForce 2007 – a beautiful sunny day with a great turnout from children, parents and friendly volunteers aged between three years to 60+. The redevelopment of the ground began which included the addition of a new net being constructed.

Whilst some determind club members and volunteers worked on the nets, other people were strimming, mowing, painting, clearing the ground and trying to waterproof the pavilion for yet another year.

Purchasing of new bowling machine – another dedicated junior member of the cricket club in his wisdom decided to apply for grants to assist with the purchase of a new bowling machine for the enjoyment of all members during their weekly training sessions.

CricketForce 2008 - a day of rain did not stop the hard work by a group of dedicated people again there was lots to do, a new path was put in down to the cricket field, the tea room roof had much needed repairs, the pavilion tided, and benches made.

Hedges cut by odd-job Rog and power supply installed into the nets for the bowling machine. We were also very fortunate to have help from Leicestershire’s young cricketer, Sam Cliff.

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