St Clears Cricket Club benefits from sport's biggest makeover


St Clears Cricket Club benefits from sport's biggest makeover

Staff from NatWest branches in the local area swapped their uniforms for overalls at St Clears Cricket Club at the weekend, to take part in NatWest CricketForce - the largest volunteer event in sport, aimed at rejuvenating local cricket clubs across the country.

13 April 2011

The NatWest staff joined other volunteers to give the facilities at St Clears Leisure Centre a spring clean ahead of the new season.

This award wining grassroots initiative, in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has snowballed in popularity since it began in 2002. In 2010 1,642 clubs and 87,000 volunteers took part and the 2011 NatWest CricketForce promises to be just as big - attracting enough volunteers to fill Lord's Cricket Ground three times over.

Commenting on the event, Huw Thomas, NatWest's Senior Bank Manager for West Wales, said: "We all worked really hard, but had a lot of fun too and it's great to see what we have achieved for the club in such a short space of time. NatWest is committed to being a key part of local communities and, together with the ECB, we recognise the huge contribution volunteers make to cricket. I'm therefore thrilled that my employers have been helping community cricket for the last 30 years and see developing grassroots cricket in this way as an important part of our well known involvement in the game."

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