OULTON Park will blend youth with experience when they bid to deliver a fourth successive Cheshire County League title this summer.
Former Derbyshire player Nathan Dumelow will skipper the side again this season and intends to bolster his squad by promoting players from the club’s junior ranks.
One of the most promising youngsters pushing for a call-up is left arm spinner Craig Williamson.
Park will be back in the nets from next month to prepare for their title defence. Under 15s and seniors start on February 1 (8-10pm) while the U9s are back on February 6 (5-6pm), along with the U11s to U13s (6-8pm).
Any players interested in joining the club should contact Nathan Dumelow on 079844 50790.
Meller Braggins League side Kingsley have announced their first net sessions of 2008.
Nets for U11s and U13s have been organised at Frodsham High School on Sunday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm on March 2, 9, 16 and 30, and April 6 and 13.
Nets for U15s and adults are at Helsby High School on Tuesday evenings. U15s nets are from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and adults from 7.30pm to 9pm.
The dates for these are February 26, March 4, 11, 18, and April 8 and 15.
Newly-appointed first team captain Neil Rowlands and second XI skipper Nic Harrison are keen to recruit new players for the coming season.
In addition there is a Twenty20 evening side, the Kingsley Knights, under the captaincy of Ed Lenaghan and a full list of Sunday fixtures under the leadership of Richard Hendry.
U11, U13 and U15 teams will play regularly in 2008 as well as the U9s.
Anyone interested in joining the club either as a player or social member, sponsor, coach or in any other way which will encourage and support cricket in the community should visit the Kingsley CC website at www.kingsley.play-cricket.com or call club secretary Keith Trenell on 01928 788465.
At Barrow’s AGM, it was announced Dave Ellwood would retain the first team captaincy with Paul Wise taking over the second XI.
Mal Barrow will continue to captain the midweek A team and Richard Wall will manage the Sunday side. The club finished fourth in Meller Braggins League Division Two last season after just missing out on promotion.
Barrow are now aiming to secure Division One status while also developing and promoting their youth teams.
Further ground improvements will again allow the club to provide some of the best playing facilities in the county.
Barrow welcome new players of any age or ability. Contact Phil Noble on 01244 671439 for further details.