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Burton on the Wolds, Cotes & Prestwold Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton on the Wolds, Cotes & Prestwold

Clerk: Stephanie Massey
7 St Andrews Close, Burton on
the Wolds, Loughborough, Leics
LE12 5TJ

Tel: 01509 889770

Barrow and Burton Cricket Club

The Burton Cricket Club joined forces with Barrow Town in 2012 and the combined club now runs four Saturday senior sides in the newly formed Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League. All abilities are catered for with teams in the Premier Division, Div 4 , 6 and 9. There is a senior game at Towles Field every Saturday (1.30pm) from early May to mid Sept. Practice at Barrow takes place on Tuesday evenings during the summer. Anyone interested in playing league cricket can contact Gavin Noon, Secretary 01509 412818, or John Shipman, Club representative to Burton PFA 07906 180981. http://www.barrowtowncc.co.uk

Junior Cricket

Junior cricket for Burton residents is available at the Barrow Town ground for all age groups from under 10 to under 17. Currently over 80 youngsters play in 7 different teams. The club holds the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and has 12 qualified coaches. New players from age 7-8 upwards are always welcome. Practice is held on Saturday mornings through the summer for ages 11 upwards, and on Friday evenings for Under 10s. More details and a player information pack can be obtained from Tracey Nightingale, Junior Secretary 01509 621195 or John Shipman, Junior Chairman 07906 180981. Junior website --http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/btcc/

Annual Report to the PFA May 2017

The 2016 season ended with our Burton based team in 7th position in division seven east of the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League. It remains a struggle to attract new senior players and we continue to rely upon a feed of junior players to make up the eleven.

The club as a whole had its most successful season financially for many years. This was mainly due to bar income at Barrow. Our fund-raising social events and successful applications for grants contributed to ground and clubhouse improvement projects. Heating was installed at the Barrow clubhouse in November 2016 to enhance use during the winter and we will continue to reinvest all profits to improve the club in any way.

The 2017 league program began on 22nd April and despite an inauspicious start we have since had the first century of the season at Towles Field with local resident Steve Grew scoring 141, unfortunately including damage to the solar panels on the pavilion roof. (We told you so!)

Loughborough Carillon now have a full program of fixtures for 2017 and this will help considerably to offset our grounds maintenance costs and makes continuing cricket at Towles Field more secure.

Junior numbers at Barrow continue to increase and we are able to operate a team at all age groups from under 11 to under 17.

John Shipman

2nd May 2017