NatWest CricketForce: the story on social

Volunteers from communities across England and Wales turned out in their thousands to roll up their sleeves at their local club as part of NatWest CricketForce last weekend.

This year’s instalment of the annual programme, which is designed to ensure clubs and grounds are ready for the upcoming season, saw 2,166 clubs take part. 

With approximately 50,000 volunteers taking part, including 175 at showcase club Dymock CC in Gloucestershire, 60 at Happisburgh CC in Norfolk and 100 at Bedford CC, people power was very much the order of the weekend.

Lots of clubs took to social media to share their CricketForce stories. Here’s a small taste of what unfolded:

An oldie but a goodie; many hands really do make light work.

Even England’s World T20 final against West Indies didn’t distract from the jobs at hand.

Clubs badly affected by storms Desmond and Eva over the winter were also transformed by the CricketForce activities.

Every single hour volunteered made a huge contribution.

Community spirit was to the fore as people of all ages and roles turned out to support their local club.

The final word goes to England Test captain, Alastair Cook, who sums up how invaluable CricketForce volunteer support is to clubs.

Source: ECB

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