TYNEMOUTH Cricket Club is looking to improve its performances in the coming season.
At a recent meeting, club chairman Russell Perry said membership has grown to almost 300 and participation to more than 2,300 thanks to work undertaken in local schools.
The achievements had projected the club into national recognition within ECB and helped secure funds to continue the community programme.
The growth in community work has increased the number of volunteers and supporters and has led to an almost threefold increase in income, enabling the club to invest in infrastructure, both in terms of trained coaches and facilities.
After a disappointing 2010 season in the Premier League, the club has welcomed back Barry Stewart as captain.
He will add his all round talents and experience to assist the development of the talented young players
The club expects to have another quality all rounder, an opening bowler and a spinner for 2011.
The second team, who won the NEPL 20/20 trophy in 2010, will be led by stalwart batsman Andrew Lineham with paceman Richard Hay promoted to the Saturday third team captaincy.
The Sunday thirds will again be led out by all rounder Ben Richardson.
Outdoor training has begun at the Preston Avenue ground.
All senior playing members are encouraged to attend and new members will be welcomed.
For more information contact Barry Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07835 535128.