With Spring starting and April’s arrival announcing the start of a new cricket season, the Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club (KECC) are in full swing with their preparations, writes Jim Corah.
Over the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, the KECC will be among other clubs taking part in Cricket Force. The scheme is aimed at bringing clubs and their local communities together to improve facilities at the beginning of the season.
Volunteers should head to the Field of Dreams, Queenswood Drive, Leeds, LS6 3HT, at 10am on Saturday 6th April 2019 to lend a hand.
Founded in 1853, aside from the aptly named Field of Dreams, the Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club have also played the summer game in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.
The activities at the start of April are the first in a programme of fixtures and events to get more players involved in the club, with junior teams the focus.
More details on their website.
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