Gallery: Ashes fever hits Wisbech as budding Andrew Flintoffs show their skills

ASHES fever has hit Wisbech this week with around 75 budding Andrew Flintoffs and Stuart Broads displayed their skills. Wisbech Town Cricket Club s annual cricket week started on Monday and will run until Friday at Thomas Clarkson Community College and th

ASHES fever has hit Wisbech this week with around 75 budding Andrew Flintoffs and Stuart Broads displayed their skills.

Wisbech Town Cricket Club's annual cricket week started on Monday and will run until Friday at Thomas Clarkson Community College and the club's Harecroft Road ground has attracted a record attendance.

Dom Stannard, the club's youth development officer said on Tuesday: "It's been absolutely fantastic. Several youngsters signed up for it late so I'm sure the Ashes has had something to do with the turnout."

The week started with a three-day academy when several Wisbech coaches, plus Stuart Mills from March Town Cricket Club and Jamie Smith from Peterborough Cricket Club put the eight to 15-year-olds through some training sessions.


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Tournaments will be held on Thursday and the week finishes with games all day on Friday and trophy presentations.

There will also be a dads v lads game on Thursday while mums will play against some of the younger players on Wednesday.

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Stannard said: "There's a great family atmosphere at the club and it's really shone through, with many parents helping out with the organisation throughout the week.

"I've been particularly impressed with the standard of the coaching. There are several 16 and 17 year olds from Wisbech doing a superb job coaching the youngsters.

"I'm also hoping that many youngsters who have played this week will join the club.

"I'd like to thank everyone for their help in making this a superb week, particularly our club secretary Annette Williams for taking care of all the administration.

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