We saw ourselves more and more as not just a cricket club, but we wanted to be part of this cracking village Bob Thorne - Spondon CC
Project supported by MCC Lord's and University of Glamorgan

Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London, NW8 8QN | Project enquiries: Neil Robinson | 020 7616 8559

5c: 'Early Summer Fixture List: A brief introduction to our new clubs'

And finally, the third club that TTF want to introduce to you for our work in the first half of this summer. Sticking to the West of the Pennines…

             Astley Bridge CC, Bolton, Lancashire

  • Another club with a long history, founded in 1902
  • The club plays in the Bolton Cricket League, and is one of the oldest clubs in this historic league
  • The club has 2 senior sides and again a thriving junior section – the club recently produced a DVD on its work with the junior section: ‘A Year in the Life of Astley Bridge Cricket Club’
  • The club has some strong Sri Lankan links (very interesting to us here at TTF) with coaches and professionals from the island. The club is strongly multi-cultural and reaping success in the junior leagues partly because of this
  • England bowler Sajid Mahmood began his cricketing career with Astley Bridge

For more info - see http://www.astleybridgecc.co.uk/

Again, there should be some great stuff from Astley Bridge, and we’re really excited about the diversity and Sri Lankan links that fit so neatly into our project.

So there you have it! Our three clubs for the first half of the summer, that will hopefully inspire and encourage the rest of you to make some great digital stories.

More news from my travels (many and frantic) next week!

EP