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Nawton Grange “I was first associated with the club through living in the village, my son plays in the junior set up down at Nawton Grange Cricket Club. I get down to watch as often as possible during the summer and I think for a small village team the standard of cricket on display week in week out is absolutely fantastic. The development of the junior section over the past few years has been outstanding, if you look back three or four years ago there wasn’t many juniors taking part and now the club get 70+ juniors on a Wednesday night taking part in coaching, I don’t think there are that many in the village so people are travelling to come and play at Nawton Grange. My son has been playing cricket for five years and is a bit of an all-rounder. Display technologies has been a sponsor of the club for three years now, we currently sponsor all the junior shirts. I do my best to help out around the club as best I can with the tea rooms etc. From everyone at Display technologies we would like to wish the club all the best in the future and hope they keep up the great work, the excellent junior development is a credit to the club and hopefully the juniors can progress in the club and eventually play for the first team.” Simon Ridley – Display Technologies worked through the junior ranks, they can progress into evening league adult cricket. This league has a real emphasis on developing younger cricketers in an open age environment, so players get the opportunity to participate and contribute whilst benefitting from the experience and guidance of senior players.” Challenges/Ambitions “Many clubs in our area and nationally are suffering from decreasing We specialise in innovative projector screens and mounts. Our focus on the combination of technical performance and design for install, ensure that all DT products meet the needs of both the client and the installer. participation levels. Up until now we have been able to buck that trend, mainly thanks to our strong junior setup, which have produced many of the current 1st and 2nd XI players. Hopefully the investment in facilities that we have secured over the winter will help to retain current players and attract new players to the club. Over the next five years we are aiming to maintain the current number of junior and senior teams. The 1st XI are aiming to win the Scarborough Beckett League Premier Division for the first time, and the 2nd XI are aiming to progress from Division 3 into Division 1 as some of the current junior players make the step into open age Saturday cricket.” 27