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Five Midd players in World Cup Squad, CricketForce Day and Oz’s new toys

11 months ago By Richard Nicoll

End of March Midd news update

“Indoor success for U13 and 17s followed by England Squad selection - what a springboard for the outdoor season” Peter Hollman

Young Midd players dominate Indoor World Cup Squad
At the England U21 trials in Birmingham on Saturday 25 March, an 18 player squad was announced which will be reduced to 12 for the Indoor World Cup in Dubai in September 2017. This included 5 players from the Midd, at least 4 of which had never played National Indoor League before this season. The Squad is traditionally filled by the 3 Midlands' Centres of Birmingham Derby & Leicester where all the National League games are played. Those selected from the Midd are Matt Cracknell (U20), Ross Richardson (U16), Henry Howeld (U17), Max Harris (U16)s & Luke Hollman (U16). Well done all.

CricketForce Day – this Sunday 2 April
This is when Seniors and Juniors get together to spruce up our Ground. Start time 09:30 continuing all morning with BBQ at 11.30ish – free for helpers.
The work schedule includes tasks suitable for old and young from litter picking to painting. Bring work gloves if you have them and old clothes/overalls. We will supply the materials and tools. Please try to come along even if only for an hour or so.
ECB/NatWest have sent us a pack of special CricketForce T Shirts but only a limited number. First come; first served.

New Roller and mowers
It may not last but Oz has a smile on his face. Following more wizardry from financial guru Rob Brand, a new roller of the kind like used to roll the square at Edgbaston has joined the ranks of other new equipment at Oz’s disposal. Check out the photo. Note the sun deck on the back of the roller. For those interested in the technical, the roller is currently in light mode but it is still much heavier than the old one. Its weight can be significantly increased by the injection of water or sand.

Updated 20:59 - 31 Mar 2017 by Richard Nicoll

Where next?

All Stars Cricket at North Midd North Midd's programme starts Sunday 21 May
Midd U13s and 17s lift Middlesex Indoor League Trophies Indoor Season finishes on a high note with younger players contributing in both teams


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