CRICKET: Bingham CC under-19s venture into the T20 world of coloured kit

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After a stunning season in 2015, Bingham Cricket Club are about to explode into 2016 with a venture into coloured clothing T20 cricket for under-19s.

The club have just announced their winter training dates for the coming months, which includes sessions for young players keen on taking part in the new Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Friday night T20, which features pink balls and coloured kit for under-19s.

Club chairman Paul Maylard-Mason said: “The England and Wales Cricket Board are promoting this competition to attract young players in an age group that has recently drifted away from competitive sport, especially cricket. We’ve bucked this trend over recent years, but we still feel we can attract more young players who could also go on to represent our Saturday and Sunday teams.”

The club have also tried to schedule junior cricket training at a time that does not clash with junior football in an early Sunday evening slot.

Paul said: “We are keen to attract as many youngsters as possible and we found that holding training on Saturdays meant youngsters had to choose between football and winter training. We hope the new time slot will attract more players.”

Bingham are also offering two different times and dates for senior training, at Trent Bridge on a Thursday evening and at Grantham at the Mark Fell Cricket Academy on a Sunday.

After the success story of 2015, which saw the club’s first team promoted for the third successive year, and the Saturday seconds also promoted, Bingham are keen to welcome new senior players as well.

Paul added: “We will also be continuing with our Sunday Development Team, which will aim to promote at least five under-17 players into adult cricket each week.”

Interested players or parents should email binghamcc@hotmail.co.uk or call 07834 774195 for more information. For full winter training times visit facebook.com/binghamcricketclub