CRICKET: Help get Horncastle Cricket Club ready for the new season this weekend

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As the clocks go forward this weekend, Horncastle Cricket Club preparations for the 2015 season spring into life.

On Saturday morning the club holds its customary spring clean down at their Coronation Walk ground.

This now annual event is an ECB initiative, sponsored by NatWest, and is aimed at rejuvenating local cricket clubs and giving volunteers an opportunity to get involved in the sport.

Junior and senior players and supporters are asked to meet at the ground from 9am to help with the usual duties including, cleaning and re-erecting the sightscreens, tidying the nets and covers, and tidying the scorebox and changing rooms. Complimentary bacon butties will be available for all those getting involved.

Weather permitting, newly appointed club captain Nick Hill hopes to hold a short net session Saturday lunchtime before players leave early afternoon.

On Sunday morning a coach of junior and senior players and supporters heads to Trent Bridge, Nottingham to use their international standard practise facilities. The club has also hired the services of level 3 coach and county player Ross Carnelly to help put everyone through their paces.

The bus leaves Horncastle Market Place at 11am returning at 6.30pm, there are still a number of places available on the trip, £10 for players and £5 for spectators. Anyone still wishing to sign up or requiring further details should contact Tom Wilkinson (Juniors) on 07831 276686 or Dean Wilkinson on 07584 679744.