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6th March 2012
Coddington & Winthorpe.CC
Winthorpe Cricket Club and Coddington Cricket Club are looking forward to a new era, with the two clubs agreeing to form together after extensive talks.
Winthorpe, the older club of the two, had been playing regular competitive cricket , but lacked a strong youth system, which in turn affected their financial situation.
Meanwhile, Coddington, who were only formed in 2005, heavily relied on the numbers of young players at the club, whilst retaining a social men’s side on a weekend.
So for both clubs, it only seemed logical to form into one club.
Since forming, Coddington had been playing their cricket at Winthorpe’s ground, which helped form a friendship between the two clubs.
After deliberation, it was decided that the club would have Winthorpe’s club badge, with Coddington’s club colours.
The club will be running three competitive senior teams, a Sunday team, a mid-week team playing in the Newark Evening League, and a Saturday friendly team for occasional fixtures across the summer.
Because Coddington & Winthorpe are technically starting again, the club will begin the 2012 season in the lowest division possible (division 7). But Club development officer Lee Parsons is confident the club will do well in the league they have been put into: “We totally understand that we have to start in the lowest division possible, but we have some good players at the club, and we are hopeful of doing well this season and gaining promotion.”
Coddington & Winthorpe are also in the process of applying for the ECB Club Mark accreditation, showing their ambition as a club.
The club begin the 2012 campaign with a Sunday away fixture against Fiskerton.CC on the 22nd April.