Rainham members join forces

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 April 2015

Rainham Cricket Club spring clean

Rainham Cricket Club spring clean


Volunteers help carry out work at club

Rainham Cricket Club had a healthy number of volunteers to carry out a string of jobs as part of Natwest Cricketforce last weekend.

The clubhouse, bar area and changing rooms were repainted at Spring Farm Park and guttering was replaced, thanks to help from Havering Construction College students Godfried Agyemang and Gary Dalton-Compton.

French doors were installed by second-team captain Ian Gibbs, while Veolia provided a skip free of charge on the day.

First-team skipper Jas Hothi helped with painting and said: “It’s freezing cold and I can’t believe we will be playing cricket in two weeks time, but I am really looking forward to the new season.

“We welcome back Garnet Shallow from the West Indies and Ronnie Jackson from his three-week tour of Australia and we aim to do better than last season. “With a healthy youth system we are now seeing the benefits of the youngsters coming through into senior cricket.

“We will now have structured training sessions on Thursday nights where one of our level two coaches has devised some training plans for the whole of the summer.

“With our facilities looking better than they ever have we can’t wait to welcome teams to Spring Farm Park.”

Rainham’s under-13s are playing in the Peter Coe Cup once again, while the under-16s have joined forces with Goresbrook in the Essex Matchplay.

The club will also compete in the Essex Sunday League.

Outdoor training starts at Spring Farm Park for juniors on Monday (April 6) and for seniors from Thursday (April 9), both from 6.30pm.

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