Following on from last week's statistics of falling numbers in cricket, this week we thought we would show the side of cricket that makes it so worthwhile. At a young age all children are playing football, but we have found some initiatives aiming to do the same for cricket.
According to the ECB's latest initiative player numbers are dropping by 7% a year, with completed matches down 13%. Perhaps most startling off all is that over the past 4 years conceded fixtures have soared by 63%.
A cricket club founded over 200 years ago today sits on the brink of collapse because of floods that tore the village apart. Today, Yalding Cricket Club is appealing for new members in order to stay afloat.
Shortly before Chris Gayle became the first man to hit a World Cup double-century, Dennis and SISIS celebrated a landmark of their own as more than 200 cricket groundcare professionals attended their cricket seminar at St Albans Schools Trust.
Taunton Cricket Club and Somerset EPP cricketer Charles Clist continues his cricketing education on Friday, when he leaves to attend a specialist spin batting clinic at the Dilip Vengsaker Academy in Mumbai.