Cricket Club Issue 41 - Page 16

Eversholt FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/CRICKETCLUBMAG Eversholt CRICKET CLUB E versholt CC is a terrific example of a village club which plays a vital role in the local community, providing people with an opportunity to play cricket. Their Head of Cricket Alan Garratt took the time to tell us more about the good work the club has been doing lately. Involvement He told us, “I have been involved in the club since I was born. My father was first team captain for 19 years and played until he was 55. As long as I can remember I have spent my summer weekends either playing or watching cricket at Eversholt. It is a wonderful place to play and I never wanted to play anywhere else. The Role “The hardest part is keeping everybody happy. We have a large playing squad now and it is getting the balance right between making sure we give Cricket to all those who want to play as well as making sure all our sides are competitive. Generally we are able to do this. Seeing the players enjoying Cricket at Eversholt is the most rewarding especially when you see young cricketers who have come through the Junior section and play for the senior XIs.” 2015 “We have launched a Sunday second team for the first time for many years so it is important that we make this successful. We are continuing to strengthen our first team and we are very much aiming to replicate last season where our two Saturday teams and our Sunday team gained promotion. The mood here is great at the moment. The Saturday 1st XI, Saturday 2nd XI and Sunday 1st XI all gained promotion during the 2014 season and they hope to at least stay in their new respective Divisions. The Saturday 1st XI will play in the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League Division 2B in 2015, the Saturday 2nd XI will play in Division 6B and the Sunday 1st XI will play in the Bedfordshire County Cricket League Premier Division. We’ve also introduced a Sunday 2nd XI who will play in Division Five of the Bedfordshire County Cricket League in 2015. This side will cater for the influx of new players and juniors stepping up to senior cricket.” Lashings “On Thursday, 30th July, 2015, we’ll be hosting Lashings World XI for the fifth time at Eversholt Cricket Ground. As in previous years, this will be a fantastic opportunity for players, officials and supporters alike to play host to some of the world’s greatest cricketers such as Courtney Walsh, Darren Sammy, Grant Elliott and Saqlain Mushtaq. No-one who attended in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 will forget the wonderful “Junior cricket is highly regarded at Eversholt Cricket Club. We have over 15 ECB qualified coaches and an army of coaching support workers who work tirelessly to ensure the next generation enjoys the game as much as we do.” 16 Issue 41 Eversholt Club Info - www.eversholtcricketclub.co.uk - Twitter :@EversholtCC