Great start to the season for Carsons and Mangotsfield
THE season has got off to a great start for Carsons and Mangotsfield Cricket Club, both on and off the field.
At the time of writing, on the playing front, the club have had three comprehensive wins in their warm-up games against Bristol New XL, Alveston and Whitchurch.
The club are also participating in the ECB’s All Stars and Dynamos Programme.
Carsons and Mangotsfield have been inundated with interest from parents to sign up their children.
The club have gone from having 40 participants in 2020 to in excess of 100 for this season.
Many of them are girls, in the newly formed girls’ section being run by Mike Dowse.
This meant that a number of new coaches were required, as the demand was unprecedented in the club’s history.
Club chair Andy King said that it was great to see the club’s membership come forward and offer to help out at these sessions.
Many of them have come up through the youth ranks and are now showing their gratitude for the time and effort given to them by their coaches.
Andy felt that it represented the spirit that exists within the club.
Andy also wants to thank South Gloucestershire Council for providing the club with a £3,000 grant to install pipework to assist in watering the squares.
This was all part of the push to move the club forward. Ian Coles