After many years of being the premier club in the area Hinckley Town Cricket Club (HTCC) have decides to return to the roots of the game and focus on giving as many children as possible the opportunity to play cricket and have fun.
"We have took our eyes off the ball and focussed on maintaining our league status whereas we have known all along that we need to foster and develop our youth structures" states Paul Clarke Hinckley Town CC Chairman. "We have made the decision to forgo for now our league status and focus of kids development. We want every child in the Hinckley area to have a go with bat and ball at least once in their lifetime!"
These are bold statements indeed. The guys at Leicester Road have started work in conjunction with Hinckley RFC to see where partnering and learning lessons from how they develop their youngsters.
Initially HTCC will work alongside the ECB to activate both Allstars and Dynamos cricket with the view to developing Kwik Cricket Teams over the coming months.
As Paul explains, "Essentially though we as a cricket club are having to step out and make cricket in the area a fantastic sport to play in the fantastic environment that HTCC can offer. We want the next Ben Stokes to come from here so watch this space as we will be opening up the programme from 20th February 2020."