Mulgrave pave way for new cricket generation

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MULGRAVE Cricket Club is opening the way for a whole new generation of cricketers.

And Cleveland Potash has offered its backing by sponsoring 40 new shirts for the club’s junior section as well as tops for the coaches.

Children as young as five are now attending practice sessions.

The club has an under 11s section that has nearly 30 members in it while the under 14s has 14 regulars.

Leigh Coates, who coaches at Mulgrave said: “We don’t mind what ability the kids are as long as they enjoy it and improve their own standards.

“We are trying to start them young so that it will be a natural progression through our club.

“The little ones love to play kwik cricket and we hope to get them some games against other clubs in the area.”

There are four to seven adults who help coach on a Thursday night, but Leigh said they could always do with additional coaches as there are more youngsters joining and the club wants to cater for them all.

“The facility we have up at Lythe is fantastic and it is great to see it when it is full of kids on a practice night,” he said.

“So the future looks good and I am really pleased with the way things are going.

“We would like to see more little ones join.”