CRICKET: Head down to town club for CricketForce Day this weekend

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The ECB NatWest CricketForce Day, now into its 12 year, takes place this Saturday, April 5.

Horncastle Cricket Club will be joining 2,000 clubs across the country preparing their grounds for the 2014 season.

Club President Michael Paige said: “The Cricket force day heralds the start of new season and there is a sense of anticipation throughout the club.

“It’s tremendous to see our junior and senior players working together to have everything ready the start of the season.”

There will be the usual tidying and preparation jobs to do to the wicket, outfield and nets. As well as restoring the covers and sightscreens after their winter hibernation.

Club chairman Dean Wilkinson added, “The club usually receives great support at Cricketforce Day from our players and supporters, along with support from local businesses.

“Hopefully the weather will be kind and we can get all the pre-season jobs ticked off the list. It would be great to see some new faces down at the ground helping out.’

The work starts at 9am on Saturday down at Coronation Walk and there is the promise of free bacon butties for all the workers.