Cricket club waits for lockdown to lift

March 04 2021

CARSONS and Mangotsfield Cricket Club had planned for a quick start to the New Year, supporting the Gloucestershire Cricket Board coaches at Lyde Green and Blackhorse schools.

Unfortunately the lockdown prevented this from happening but the club are still hoping that there will be further opportunities as and when the schools reopen, which can then link into the Friday afternoon sessions we are due to be running at Mangotsfield School during March, for school years three to six.

After sessions for girls were publicised in the December issue of the Voice, club chair Andy King has confirmed that the club has already recruited some members for its new girls’ team, as well as a female level 2 coach.

The club was due to be having winter nets, but these have been put on hold and will probably be cancelled. Subject to the guidelines and weather, it is hoped Carsons and Mangotsfield can start using their outdoor nets as early as possible. They are also looking to start fitness sessions when guidelines allow.

Andy is optimistic for the season ahead, with several new players joining the club at 1st team level, in what is a young team. There are also more youngsters feeding through the academy into the senior section: the numbers do look healthy.

Carsons and Mangotsfield are also delighted to announce that DFCA will be running junior coaching sessions on Saturday mornings from May 1 to July 3.

They will take place from 9am to 11am, including hard ball sessions for 9-10 year olds and 11-12 year olds.