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WHAT IS A CRICKET SOCIETY?

 

Individual cricket societies hold monthly meetings generally between October and March (some have meetings in April), occasional dinners / lunches are arranged so that the cricket lover can join others to listen to cricket personalities – past and present – and discuss topics of mutual interest.

Members of cricket societies are kept informed of activities by newsletter, local papers, local radio, email, twitter, social media and in many cases, have their own website.

Most societies raise funds for local charities and worthwhile causes.

Individual societies may offer or provide support for coaching to promising young cricketers.

Some societies may offer practical help to arrange events and support for cricketers in their benefit years.

Without exception, cricket societies rely to a great extent on voluntary support from their members. Besides serving on the committee, help is always warmly welcomed to those willing to provide assistance in various ways – selling raffle tickets, obtaining raffle prizes, writing newsletters – lively societies have active members.