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By Nick Thompson, Sports Editor
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
AN under threat youth cricket setup has been rescued, thanks to the generosity of a family that share a lot of history with the club itself.
On Saturday, the Spains Hall Estate invited Finchingfield Cricket Club’s (FCC) junior section to carry out a training session on the front lawns.
Junior cricket had been under threat this season, until the estate stepped in to help out.
Club chairman Paul Denman explains: “With our head coach relocating due to work, we were left potentially unable to cover the weekly coaching sessions.
“The Spains Hall Estate which has now become our new club sponsor, is particularly interested in supporting our younger players. They have enabled us to pay for support coaching for this coming season and also to set aside money for training ready for next.”
Speaking after the rescue Archie Ruggles-Brise, manager of the estate, added: “We are delighted to be involved with a community-focused activity for local young players. Historically, the club used to play on Spains Hall’s lawns and it is wonderful to re-establish the direct link.”
Coaching for under 13s, Saturday mornings 10–11 am, runs through the summer and Finchingfield CC welcomes new players of all ages and abilities. Senior nets are Wednesday evenings at 6pm.
The club was reformed in 2006 and plays local friendly fixtures. It runs junior coaching sessions, takes an active part in the local community and runs village events, such as the Finchingfield 3-legged race.
For further details visit finchingfieldcc.co.uk or call 07791653484.