Cricket Club Issue 42 - Page 21

taunton deane Taunton Deane CRICKET CLUB T aunton Deane CC is a terrific example of a club that plays an important role in their local community, providing people with the opportunity to enjoy the game. Cricket Club Magazine caught up with their Chairman Jason Squire to find out more about the good work that they have been doing lately. He told us, “I have been Involved with the club since 1989 after moving from Australia to the UK with my family as a 16 year old. I fondly remember stumbling across the ground, nervously introducing myself and within a week was playing under 17 cricket for them. “It is always challenging when you’re heavily involved in a club, I would like more volunteers to step forward and for those members and supporters to just appreciate what people do for their club. It’s rewarding when the club is doing well on and off the field and you feel appreciated. “The mood is good at the moment; I think most members can see we are working hard to modernise the club for the future. We want to be successful on and off the field this season and also to keep our fantastic youth system progressing. “We have been very lucky to have our Youth Chairman Keith Woodman running the juniors section for many years. Under his guidance and enthusiasm we have a strong Youth set up with many now coming through the senior league teams. The Youth are our future. We are finding some smaller Images courtesy of Mustafa Shaikh “We are very much a community club that offers cricket to anybody. We will do our best to give everyone an opportunity.” Taunton Deane Club Info - www.tauntondeane.play-cricket.com - Twitter : @tauntondeanecc www.sportip.biz 21