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Former England cricket star Matthew Hoggard at showcase event

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

By Dave Mclean

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CRICKET followers are being invited to join former England star Matthew Hoggard and Danielle Wyatt at Forton CC, Shropshire, for the NatWest CricketForce showcase event on Friday.

Entering its 13th year, NatWest CricketForce (NWCF) is an ECB grassroots volunteering initiative, which encourages cricket clubs to engage with their local community for help with renovation projects and ground improvements before the new season begins.

A record number of clubs (2,228 and counting) have registered to put on a NWCF event this weekend.

The 2014 showcase NWCF event takes place at Forton Cricket Club, Eccleshall Road, Forton, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8BY.

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Hoggard and England Women’s Danielle Wyatt will attend the showcase event at Forton CC, alongside Mike Gatting, ECB’s Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships.

The trio will join an army of volunteers from the club, local community and NatWest staff to clean, tidy, repair and revitalise the clubhouse and ground, the event running from 9am to 4pm.

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