Rockhampton looking to build on success
With the cricket season getting underway, Rockhampton Cricket Club are hoping to trump the most successful season in its history.
Last season, the first team finished 3rd in West of England Premier League 2 and they will be looking to improve on that in 2017. The second team play in the Gloucestershire County League and the third and fourth teams will be playing more locally in the Stroud League. The club also will be hoping to match their success in the National Village Knockout where it reached the final at Lords in 2013.
The club will be running four Saturday sides this year, plus Sunday and midweek teams, and these can accommodate a mixture of serious and casual players. In addition to this, there is a thriving youth section which will run teams from Under 9 to Under 19.
To accommodate all these teams, the club has the benefit of two grounds. The Common is a long-established traditional village cricket ground where the third and fourth teams now play, while the main ground at the Boundary Field hosts the firsts and seconds play. This ground has been owned for about 20 years and additional land was purchased last year to support plans to develop the club further. One part of this is the installation of new outdoor net facilities over the winter. Whilst the club funded the majority of this, there was also support from South Gloucestershire Council.
Playing and social members of all ages are very welcome and further details about the club can be found on their website (www.rockhamptoncc.com) or by contacting the club secretary, Paul Williams, on 07895 156689.