Cerne Valley Cricket Club Given A Helping Hand

Cerne Valley Cricket Club Given A Helping Hand

Published at 8:03am 5th April 2016.

With the new cricket season fast approaching, Cerne Valley Cricket Club made full use of a spare weekend before matches begin by taking part in NatWest CricketForce. Joining

With the new cricket season fast approaching, Cerne Valley Cricket Club made full use of a spare weekend before matches begin by taking part in NatWest CricketForce. Joining players, club members and volunteers to help paint, mend and decorate were staff from multiple NatWest branches across South Dorset  who were only too happy to get involved to help the taskforce.

A huge effort was put in by all in attendance at Cerne Valley Cricket Club with Painting, Pitch Maintenance and cleaning helping to ensure the club can look ahead to an exciting season.

Cerne Valley Cricket Club were one of over 2000 clubs across the country who took part in the NatWest CricketForce weekend 2016, the nationwide initiative which encourages members of the community to go down to their local cricket club and lend a hand with club renovations, reparations and decorations.

David Baney Club Captain was delighted with the work completed. he said: “It’s events like NatWest CricketForce that demonstrate the importance of the community for our club. I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers, club members, local businesses, NatWest staff and the ECB for ensuring this weekend was a resounding success. There were a lot of very tired but satisfied faces by the end but the efforts of the many people who turned up to help have not gone unnoticed. We can’t wait for the new season to kick off.”

Mark Dulwich, Local CEO for South Dorset said: “At NatWest we were very proud of our staff who make the trip down to Cerne Valley Cricket club this weekend. The great thing about NatWest CricketForce is that you can see the benefits happening whilst you’re there, so we are extremely proud to back the initiative. NatWest has been supporting cricket for over 30 years and this weekend demonstrated our commitment to giving back to the sport. When it comes to getting our hands dirty and helping the community, NatWest staff are always willing so it was fantastic to see the success of the event.”

Mike Gatting, ECB Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships, said: “NatWest CricketForce is a great initiative and reflects greatly on the sport of cricket as a whole. To see so many people turning out to help their community club is fantastic and we would like to thank them for all the immense effort they have put in.”

Work at Cerne Valley Cricket Club is ongoing. If you would like to support the club or require any further information please contact David Baney.

Run in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), NatWest CricketForce is celebrating fifteen years with over 2000 clubs taking part in 2016. For further information about visit natwest.com/cricket.