Cricket Club Issue 41 - Page 54

Aston Ingham FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/CRICKETCLUBMAG Aston Ingham CRICKET CLUB B ased at The Stockings Field, Mill Lane in Gloucestershire, Aston Ingham CC prides themselves on being a friendly, active club with outstanding facilities. At present they are led by the team of President John Leighton and Chairman Mark Savidge and they have been progressing well under their guidance. This season their first team has been in fine form, putting together a record of eight wins and three defeats from their eleven matches. This sees them sitting in 2nd place in the table with 173 points on the board. This should provide them with the perfect platform from which to go on and put together a successful campaign. As long as they can keep up their recent 54 Issue 41 form they should be in with an excellent chance of mounting a serious championship challenge and there is a confidence among the players that they can go all the way. Aston Ingham is not a club to focus solely upon their senior section however and this is reflected by the fact that they also have a number of youth sides in place. These teams look to provide young players from the local area with an opportunity to play the game in a safe and enjoyable environment whilst helping them to reach their full potential. It is important for any club looking to be successful over a sustained period of time to be able to produce their own talent and this is an area that Aston Ingham appears to have covered. It will certainly be exciting to see how their youngsters can progress over the coming years. In order to help ensure that these players enjoy a smooth transition into the senior game they also have a 2nd team running. This allows them to gain experience of the adult game even if they are not yet considered ready for first team action which can be an important step in the development process. Another benefit of having an extra side is that it allows the first XI to benefit from far greater strength in depth. If Aston Ingham Club Info -www.astoningham.play-cricket.com - Twitter : @AstonInghamcric