As the new season approaches Leicestershire CCC held a Club Expo on 11th February. In the Charles Palmer suite at Grace Rd over 50 local clubs attended the day. A wide range of organisations were there to offer guidance and advice on everything from Finance and Insurance to Ground maintenance.
Clubs could talk to experts about everything from clothing to pitch covers, fencing & bowling machines.
All Stars Cricket and the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust were also on hand, showcasing their great work. As were ladies from the Loughborough Lightning looking forward to a new Kia Super league season. Do you know the Lightning are the only Kia super league team not directly linked to a county club !
There was standing room only in the breakout sessions where Sue Redfern the first lady to Play and Umpire in a world cup spoke about raising finance and all things grants and loans for local clubs. Justin Tose the new county deputy CEO also provided an informative address.
Fair play to Andy Hibberd and the community team for the idea and the top organisation. will be interesting to know if they plan to make this a regular event.
A few shots of the day feature below