To play for the first team at that stage, as a 15 year old, was a great honour Lee Fox - Spondon CC
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Astley Bridge Cricket Club

Astley Bridge Cricket Club

Astley Bridge is a suburb of Bolton, one of the largest towns in England. Famous for a wide range of people from Samuel Crompton, the inventor of the spinning mule, to comedian Peter Kay; the town has a long history of textiles and mills and this trade helped the population to explode during the industrial revolution. Nowadays a richly mixed ethic community, Bolton is just as famous for its sport: boxer Amir Khan and England Cricket's Sajid Mahmood grew up in the town – Sajid was even a former Astley Bridge CC junior! Bolton also boasts the most cricket pitches of any English town and has three full cricket leagues within the district.
 

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Blaina Cricket Club

Blaina Cricket Club

Blaina is a small town in the Welsh valleys, close to Abergavenny and Ebbw Vale. It’s an old mining town, through the 19th Century thousands flocked there to work in the pits and the nearby steelworks. All the heavy industry has gone now, but what’s left is a proud, close-knit Welsh community. Blaina CC are a small club but one with a long history and a long tradition of playing hard – both on and off the pitch!

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Chorleywood Cricket Club

Chorleywood Cricket Club

Chorleywood is a small town 25 miles north west of London. The town has a long history: an important Saxon town that became a historic Quaker centre and was later the site of a Chartist village. Now on the edge of the M25 with excellent rail links into central London, the town is very affluent and in 2004 was voted the area with the highest quality of life in the UK. Helping this is the large common on the edge of the town where cricket has been played for nearly 200 years.

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Darjeeling Cricket Club

Darjeeling Cricket Club

Darjeeling Cricket Club is the oldest amateur cricket club in the UAE, based in Dubai. We're a Western Expat club, most members are cricketers from ENG, RSA, AUS & NZ.

Founded in 1969, the Club was originally based on grounds made available by the then Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid. Our grounds, clubhouse and bar were on Al Khail Road, adjacent to the Dubai Exiles rugby ground and Dubai Country Club, and we were a key part of the expatriate scene for nearly 40 years.

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Dersingham Cricket Club

Dersingham Cricket Club

Dersingham are one of the oldest clubs in Norfolk.  The Club has always played at the lovely sports ground in Dersingham.  Through that we have forged links with the local community and schools.

We have two senior teams who play on Saturday and Sundays (weather permitting).  Our senior players train one night a week during the summer at Deringham CC.  We also pride ourselves on developing junior cricketers.  We have developed many Norfolk County players in the last 5 years, and the youth section of Dersingham CC continues to grow.

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Foundation of Goodness

Foundation of Goodness

The Foundation of Goodness (FoG) aims to narrow the gap between urban and rural life in Sri Lanka by tackling povery through productive activities.  With a reach of over 25,000 people across 45 villiages we operate in both North and South of Sri Lanka, aiming to lift up the poverty stricken villiages from a post-tsunami and post-war environment through a holistic model which focuses on building up the community through 30 different sectors. 

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Montgomery Cricket Club

Montgomery Cricket Club

Montgomery (in Welsh, Trefaldwyn) in Powys, lies 1.6km from the English border with Shropshire in Welsh Marches, 20 miles West of Shrewsbury.  The town was established around a Norman castle and the parish church of St. Nicholas both built in the early 13th century.  St. Nicholas is still in constant use in the centre of the town and there are substantial ruins of the castle overlooking the market town which now has a population of around 1,250.  Offas Dyke runs nearby and the town also has an excellent museum in the Old Bell.  Montgomery used to be the market town of the County of Montgomeryshire until local government reforms of 1974 created the county of Powy.

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Nondescripts Cricket Club

Nondescripts Cricket Club

The Colombo club Nondescripts CC was founded in 1888. At that time all but one of the cricket clubs in Ceylon were exclusively European and barred Ceylonese from joining. The philosophy of the NCC was 'to cater to all sportsmen, irrespective of caste, creed, politics or nationality.' These principles still guide the club today. Situated in the heart of Sri Lankan cricket - Maitland Place, Colombo 07, next to the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) and Colombo Cricket Club (CCC) – the NCC still retains an intimate, old-world feel with little advertising on the ground.

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Ovington Cricket Club

Ovington Cricket Club

Yorkshire may be synonymous with cricket, but the historic county town of York is generally better-known for its Vikings, railways and chocolate.  Yorkers - such as Judi Dench, John Barry and Guy Fawkes - are not famous for their yorkers (although Barry's father, John Xavier Prendergast, was a long-term president of the York Vale Cricket League).  On the city's Knavesmire, however, cricket has been played for more than 200 years, and this long tradition is continued by Ovington CC.

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Rodley Cricket Club

Rodley Cricket Club

Rodley is a village within the suburbs of Leeds and sits alongside the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. Originally a thriving industrial area with large mills and crane works, the village has developed into a commuter village serving both Leeds and Bradford. The cricket ground which sits in the valley of the River Aire is also adjacent to a large wetland nature reserve.

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