Ready to make merry at Millennium Meadow

West Wittering CC's home, Millennium Meadow
West Wittering CC's home, Millennium Meadow

WEST WITTERING Cricket Club are looking forward to another fruitful year.

After success last year throughout the club, exciting things are expected for this season.

Last year saw adults and juniors alike thrive. The first XI gained promotion for the third season in a row, the second as champions.

The second XI, led by Steve Clunie, gained promotion in just their second season of existence and will be looking to do the same this year.

The seniors also had success in the T20 cup, beating teams from four leagues above them. This year, the club will try their luck in the league T20 again as well as the Davidstow National Village Cup, in which they have been drawn against Sussex club Poynings CC.

Junior cricket is stronger than ever, with both the under-ten and under-14 teams finishing runners-up in their leagues last season.

The Chance to Shine programme in local schools increased interest in the club, with a number of new members. Junior training will be held on Friday nights from April.

A number of juniors have been selected for the Western Warriors area squads - Sam Caddy, Seb Nichols and Theo Jennings in the under-tens; Will Finch at under-11 and Aaron Newman and Joe Sissons in the under-14s and 15s.

The club have visions of the second XI gaining promotion and the firsts consolidating their league position for 2014.

They have friendly T20 and Sunday fixtures throughout the season for those not looking to play league cricket and a tour in June. Training begins in April on Wednesday evenings at the Millennium Meadow and new players are welcome.

Indoor training has started at University of Chichester on Saturday mornings for juniors (10am to 11am) and seniors (11am to 12.30pm). They always welcome new faces and cater for all abilities.

WWCC are also looking for umpires for this season and beyond. For more information on umpiring, indoor training or the club in general, please contact Carl Tupper on 07540 602825.