It was time for an extreme spring clean at Rase Park as club members and their families took part in the annual Cricketforce event.
And it proved to be an extremely successful event, with volunteers turning out all through the weekend to help spruce up the Market Rasen teams’ home ground ahead of the new cricket season.
“It has gone very well, with people from both the football and cricket sections of the club coming along,” said cricket section secretary Catherine Fussey.
“Businesses in Rasen have been very generous too, donating lots of cleaning items, plants, compost and even bacon to keep the troops going.”
NatWest Cricketforce is a national initiative run by the ECB with support from the high street bank.
And as always members of the Market Rasen branch volunteered to give a helping hand.
Also this year, the Rasen club was able to take advantage of the Privilege Card Scheme run in association with building supply company Jewson, whereby a £100 deposit into a store card resulted in an additional £400 being available to be spent with Jewson at no further cost to the club.
“We were able to buy guttering for the club house and a lot of paint to give it a really good tidy up,” added Catherine.
The successful Rasen club has the ECB Clubmark, showing it is a ‘prioritising junior development and creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket’
Last year, the two men’s Saturday teams gained promotion and this season will see the club field five men’s teams and three junior teams - currently under 15, under 13 and under 9.
The club is also one of the few clubs to field a ladies’ team, who play in the West Wold Evening League.
Training sessions for the junior and ladies’ teams takes place on Thursday evenings at Rase Park, from 6pm to 8pm, starting on April 18.
Go along to find out more.