Coleshill Cricket Club
Address: Memorial Park Sports Centre, Parkfield Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire, B46 3LE
Phone: 07921 160248
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Coleshill Cricket Club, established in 1854, are proudly based at the Memorial Park Sports Centre and play their matches at Memorial Park, Coleshill, Warwickshire. The club runs three sides on Saturdays in the Warwickshire Cricket League. In 2014, the Club’s 1st XI played in Division 1, 2nd XI in the Division 6 and 3rd XI in Single Team Div 2 East.
The Club also played in the Lichfield & District Sunday League Division. The Club’s 2015 adult cricket season preparations are well underway this January. The Memorial Park based Club are gearing up for their winter practice sessions which begin in early February.
The Club, as unveiled in November 2014, are keen for its 1st XI to return to the Premier League of the Warwickshire Cricket League. The Team, which was severely frustrated by the wet weather in the 2014 season, are keen to make a positive start in 2015.
Club Captain Peter Magafas explained “We have a good set of players, with a sound mix of youth and experience, so we have the ability to be pushing for promotion. We are actively looking to recruit an additional opening batsmen, spinner and wicket keeper to strengthen our senior squad. The Club has a solid junior section and we are investing heavily in our infrastructure to help attract new players”.
The Club are currently in the process of a delivering a huge improvement programme to its Memorial Park Sports Centre, based at Memorial Park. The Club’s adult and junior teams will have brand new changing and shower room facilities in 2015. Other sporting teams will have their changing facilities revamped later in 2015 also. This is thanks to grant investment by the Club, Coleshill Town Council, Sport England, SITA Trust, ECB and the Coleshill Parish Trust.
The Clubs three junior teams, which competed in matches in the Warwickshire Cricket Board League’s at Under 9s, Under 11s and Under 14s age groups.
The Club again ran weekly sessions during the winter, summer and summer holiday including Friday evening coaching sessions at Memorial Park running from April until mid September 2014. The sessions covered ages 6 to 14, including hardball and softball practice.
Adam Harrison, Junior Cricket Manager explains "These are really exciting times for our junior section; we are investing a lot of time and effort into our junior section. It’s a real core part of the Club’s development plan and further compliments our funding grants. This year we teamed up with cricket coaching specialists Complete Cricket Coaching and former ex-Warwickshire CCC pro Nick James and working with our own club coaches has helped our juniors go from strength to strength. This will continue once again next season.
“In 2015, I am very keen to work with local schools and community groups, to ensure that we offer all local children and families the opportunity to get involved in community sports activities. The Club is offering local schools free coaching in partnership with Complete Cricket Coaching.
“As a Club will be running, for new and existing juniors, a winter indoor coaching programme beginning on Sunday January 18th 2015 - 3-4pm at the New Coleshill Leisure Centre and a summer outdoor coaching beginning on Friday April 11th 2015 - 6.7.30pm at Memorial Park. The Club will also run a school holiday coaching programme throughout August.”
Junior Girls cricket for 2015
The the Club are working with Complete Cricket Coaching to set up its first Girls junior cricket section for the 2015 season.
The Girls Summer Coaching Programme will be starting on Wednesday May 6th and will run every Wednesday night up to July 15th from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at Memorial Park, Coleshill. It will cover ages 6 to 11 and cover softball cricket.
If you are interested in playing adult or junior cricket for Coleshill CC, the Club’s indoor practice sessions begin on Wednesday 4th February 8.00-9.30pm @ Smiths Wood Sports College, Windward Way, Smiths Wood. The Club will be running nets and personal coaching sessions, run by its three Level 2 ECB qualified Coaches.