Around The Grounds: Natwest Cricket Force Day, WT20 and Events

Northamptonshire CCC pose for team photo in historic town centre
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This week's Around The Grounds features takes almost a sole focus on Natwest Cricket Force Day, as clubs scramble to get everything ready for the beginning of their season. We have photos from the youth sides helping out, sightscreens being made up, benches painted and food being prepared.

Some clubs were tweeting to arrange their Cricket Force Day, some thanking people for coming and others were hard at work. Plenty was done for club cricket with a big push to get things ready - did you help out at your local club?

There was also the ICC WT20 cup final this weekend, for the men and women. With Sri Lanka defeating India in the men's final, and Australia taking down England in the women's match beforehand there was a variety of fans with comments, as well as comforting words from team captains.

There was also plenty else going on at club level such as fixtures, results and transfers. A mix of the three this week as new players move in from overseas, trophies are won and teams congratulated.

Also at club level we have a wide range of events being organised or praised. If you're looking for something to do then Club Events is a good section to check.