EAST Huntspill Cricket Club has entered the 2021 season in a rude state of health, thanks to a series of improvements made in recent months.

The club pavilion has been refurbished and a new pavilion bar created.

That bar is now named ‘The Scrumpy’ - at the suggestion of prominent cricket commentator David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, via Twitter!

There is also a new outdoor patio area for outdoor drinkers at the club, as well as a new club website - www.easthuntspillcricket.co.uk.

The club’s secretary and head of web services, Kieron Stamp, said; “It’s important we provide the cricket club with a website to provide information for all members and fans.

“We endeavour to provide our members and fans with the most accurate, up-to-date information, match stats plus up-to-date news on the club itself.”

East Huntspill’s players have benefited from new club whites, as supplied by Masuri, with new sponsors on board, too.

One of those players is South African Emily Norris, who has been signed as East Huntspill’s overseas player for the season, as the club bids to promote women’s cricket.

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SQUAD: Pictured left to right, back row - Adam Harding, Justin Melhuish, Rob Pomeroy, Ian Phillips, Ian Cooke, Aaron McGough; front - Andrew Chedzey, Nigel Hodge, Matthew Edwards, Kieron Stamp, Emily Norris (pic: Steve Richardson)

Successful grant applications have been put in for wicket covers (via Viridor Credits) and also youth cricket equipment (courtesy of Somerset Community Funding).

The club fields two teams in the West Somerset Cricket League, which has games played each Saturday, and also has a T20 team for midweek matches.

Training sessions at East Huntspill CC take place at 6.30pm on Thursday evenings, at Merry Lane (TA9 3PS).

These sessions use a bowling machine in net sessions for batting practice, as well as other training facilities for other areas of cricket practice.

Anyone interested in playing is welcome to come along to the training sessions or email easthuntspillcc@gmail.com for more details.

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GIVE ME SHELTER: The East Huntspill Cricket Club pavilion