The players and coaches at Northchurch Cricket Club are looking forward to the start of the new season following the installation of new practice mats at the end of the last campaign.
The club had the new mats fitted to its batting nets courtesy of cash donated by Lord’s Taverners, Northchurch Parish Council and Dacorum Borough Council.
As well as this, the club is currently installing solar panels in an attempt to cut down on its electricity bills over the season.
The 2014 captains will be elected at the club’s AGM, with Mark Hobley continuing to look after the first XI, Alastair Fantham keeping charge of the second XI and Thomas Calder taking the reigns of the Sunday XI.
Hobley will also continue to act as the club groundsman, using the same batting friendly wickets for which Northchurch has become well known in cricketing circles.
Subscriptions for the season are priced at £80 for adults and £40 for colts, with the adult price reduced to £60 if it is paid by the middle of June.
The club will be holding its AGM on February 28 at 8pm in the Northchurch Cricket Pavilion. New and returning players are more than welcome to attend.