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ASTON MANOR CC - SUMMER CAMP IS POSTPONED
After the complete washout last weekend Aston Manor will be desperate for some quality practice this weekend as the 1st XI entertain Eaton Bray CC in a friendly match at Church Road. A large crowd is expected to support the team and enjoy the St Georges Day celebrations which includes live music after the match.
The 2nd XI will travel to play Walmley at the nearby Erdington Court ground whilst the 3rd XI actually start their League season with a home fixture at King Edward School Aston against Standard CC 2nd XI.
Senior outside nets start on Thursday 21 April from 6-15pm onwards under the watchful eye of ex England international Philip deFreitas and former Leicestershire and Essex seam bowler Lloyd Tennant.
The pair will be putting the players through their paces and passing on their knowledge and expertise to ensure that our practice sessions are of the highest quality and greatest benefit.
With the new electronic scoreboard also now in operation these are indeed exciting times for Aston Manor Cricket Club
Three Manor young players, Kieran Carroll, Alex Rose and Brinder Phagura, have gained their Level 1 Cricket Coaching Awards after taking their assessments at Edgbaston last weekend.
Aston Manor have been successful in being awarded grant and interest free loan funding totalling £49,776 from the ECB to install a
new 3 lane enclosed nets facility. The work on this has almost been completed and the new nets will be ready to use before the start of the
Other grant funding that we have recently been awarded:
- £2,640 from Sport England Small Grants for Coach Education
- £1,924 from Sported for Youth Indoor Winter Coaching
With Aston Manor enjoying such a successful season on the pitch it is great to hear that their outstanding work off the pitch within the local community is also being recognised.
On Friday evening Warwickshire CCC presented Dominic Ashton with a 'Behind the Scenes' OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award) in recognition of the fantastic work he does in improving every aspect of the club. Dominic has been largely responsible for the continued development of Aston Manor's superb youth system which has already provided the County with Ateeq Javid and England International Chris Woakes as well as giving the opportunity to hundreds of youngsters to enjoy and develop their own game. Dom has been pivotal in helping Manor achieve Clubmark accreditation (3 times) and has single handedly raised over £100,000 in Grants over the past 8 years. The latest Grant from the ECB is currently being utilised to improve the net facilities at the Club.
Trent Turner has also been short listed as a regional West Midlands winner for a National Volunteering Award.