Cricket Club Issue 42 - Page 46

Chenies and Latimer FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/CRICKETCLUBMAG Chenies and Latimer CRICKET CLUB C henies and Latimer CC is a terrific example of a well-run village club that plays an important role in their local community. They have been enjoying a strong season and we caught up with their Chairman John Whitworth to find out more about the good work that they’ve been doing lately. Involvement He told us, “I first joined the club in about 1984 so have been involved for over 30 years now. The most challenging aspect is probably the same as for any small club I imagine which is getting people to help complete all the tasks that need doing. It’s a beautiful ground that we’ve got and being up here watching cricket is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.” 2015 “We’re reasonably happy with how the season has gone so far; we were hoping for slightly better results and we’d like to get the first XI promoted at some point. We feel that they’re good enough to do so but have dropped some easy points so with a little more experience hopefully we can put that right.” Youth “Youth cricket is extremely important to us. We hold training sessions three or four times a week and give the players a chance to participate in matches to help their development and give them a platform to develop their skills. We’ve a thriving youth section with around 90 colts of all ages 46 Issue 42 including some girls players. That’s a section of the club that we’re looking to grow.” Community “We’re pretty involved with the village and host a number of events over the year. We hold a bonfire night which is quite a big event for us and the village, the local primary school uses the field for their sports day and we play a match against the village once a year.” Facilities “The facilities that we have here are pretty good for hosting. They could be improved and we’re always looking to develop them where possible but we’re waiting to see whether a field next to ours is going to become available to us.” that enjoys are cricket and are happy at the level we are. There is a lot of competition around the area so it can be difficult with some of the larger clubs poaching some of our players if they are any good. Basically we want to keep the club sustainable and continue bringing through youngsters with our youth section to go on and play at senior level. The club has been here since 1878 and we’re hopeful that we will still be here in another 100 years’ time.” There is clearly much to admire about Chenies and Latimer CC and they appear to be well set up for a bright future. Everyone at Cricket Club Magazine would like to take this opportunity to wish them the best of luck. Ambitions “Over the coming y e a r s we are looking to keep d o i n g w h a t we are doing and there is no reason why we shouldn’t. We are a small village cricket club Chenies and Latimer Club Info - chenies-cricket.org - Twitter : @CheniesLatCC