In the latest in our monthly series on what the town of Gainsborough has to offer in terms of sport, Dave Carter takes a look at Marshalls Cricket Club.
The town council’s sports development officer writes...
Marshalls Cricket Club was first formed in 1867 and was formally known after Britaina Works Cricket Team, but ome 20 or 30years ago the club changed its name to its current one.
The history of the club before this period is very sketchy and Marshalls members would like to find out more about the club’s early history, such as why it was formed, where they played and any interesting facts about the history.
If you can help please contact the club on the details at the end of the article.
The club currently runs four senior teams and one junior team.
They play in the Bassetlaw and Gainsborough leagues with one of the teams winning the Division Four title this last season.
The club has been working on their development plan and this has resulted in two of their players attending and passing an ECB level two coaching course.
This experience has been put to good effect with its two coaches supporting the development of an under nine and under 11 team.
The 2015 season will see both of theses teams competing in the Lincolnshire Junior Leagues.
A testament to the clubs junior development is the fact that the captain and vice captain of the first team are both products of the junior coaching at Marshalls, and current Yorkshire player and Lincolnshire Wicket keeper, Tom Brooks started playing at the club age eight.
Last season also saw two of the club’s under 15s, Jake Hutchinson and Zak Metcalf, playing for the Lincolnshire Development Squads.
The club are not resting on their current success but have made plans for this season to continue the development of the club and its players through coaching and practise.
Winter training, held indoors, for juniors aged between five and 11, will take place in the sports hall at Gainsborough Academy starting on Friday 6th February from 6pm to 19.30pm.
Costs will be £2 per session and supervised by the club’s coaches.
Senior indoor training will start on Friday 6th March from 7pm to 8pm.
Signs that summer is coming will see the club transfer their training outdoors at the ground on Middlefield Lane from April on Tuesday evenings from 6pm.
Anyone interested in joining the club should contact them via the details on the web site http://marshallscc.play-cricket.com.
And anyone wanting to become involved in the numerous clubs we have in the town should contact Gainsborough Town Council sport development officer Dave Carter via firstname.lastname@example.org