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Reformed Newmarket Cricket Club keen to get the local community involved

The season may be drawing to a close, but things are starting to gather pace at the recently-reformed Newmarket Cricket Club.

After years of toil and struggle, the town’s cricket team was disbanded in 2017.

However, a consortium fronted by Frank Stennett was successful in its bid to relaunch the club earlier this year and while Covid-19 has impacted on some of the plans, the focus is now very much on the future.

Newmarket Cricket Club logo (42390037)
Newmarket Cricket Club logo (42390037)

Earlier this week a website (www.newmarketcricketclub.co.uk) was launched and those in charge are keen for players of all ages, volunteers, sponsors and supporters to come on board.

Former West Indian bowler John Maynard, who is the club’s director of cricket and head coach, said: “We are excited to share the next steps in our project of bringing cricket back to Newmarket with the club website and logo; we’re moving in the right direction with more developments taking place in the next few months.

“Our plan for cricket is simple: we want to provide a safe, friendly and progressive cricket club for the community of Newmarket.

“We are calling on players who have plenty of cricket experience or none at all to come give us a try, we are also calling on volunteers to help us progress and supporters to follow our journey and together we can build a brighter future.

“Our commercial aim is to attract sponsorship from within the area who want to help us achieve the vision of providing excellent facilities, equipment, coaching and development for seniors, juniors and ladies for the town of Newmarket.”