Club set to field more teams than ever

April 27 2022
Club set to field more teams than ever

WELLS Cricket Club has been gearing up both on and off the field for players and spectators in preparation for the new season, which starts in late April.

For the players, training sessions are moving outdoors in late April, and will be revolutionised by a brand new, state-of-the-art, two-lane all-weather training facility at the club’s South Horrington ground.

Competitive matches begin in early May, and the club will be fielding more junior and senior teams than ever before, including four adult weekend and midweek teams, a new women’s softball team, two junior girls’ softball teams, under 15, under 13 and under 11 cricket teams, and a new under 9 softball team.

New players of all ages and abilities are always welcome, so whether people fancy trying cricket or softball for the first time, or are returning to the game, the club will give them a very warm welcome. Rachel Richards, the club chair, is the person to contact, via wellscricketclub@hotmail.com.

The club has also been working hard off the field to make its picturesque ground just as welcoming for spectators: a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund has enabled the purchase of many new benches for the comfort of spectators; fundraising has paid for a new digital scoreboard to make it easy to follow what is happening on the field; and as always, the club’s large and comfortable clubhouse will have a well-stocked bar serving drinks and snacks during matches.

For anyone who fancies going to watch a game one Saturday afternoon, the ground can be found at School Lane, South Horrington, Wells BA5 3DJ.

Home matches in April and May are as follows (all starting at 1pm):

• Saturday, April 30 – 2nd XI vs University of Bristol Staff CC

• Saturday, May 7 – 2nd XI vs Bear Flat CC

• Saturday, May 14 – 1st XI vs Shapwick & Polden

• Saturday, May 21 – 1st XI vs Frome

• Saturday, May 28 – 2nd XI vs Uphill Castle

Pair raise £2,500

WELLS Cricket Club players Dan Vassalli and Jack Moore raised £2,560 to be divided between the club and mental health charity MIND with their extreme endurance challenge in March. The pair cycled together for 24 hours continuously on static bikes at The Bishop’s Palace.