‘Pitch in’ appeal to help Darwen cricket club

This Is Lancashire: ‘Pitch in’ appeal to help Darwen cricket club ‘Pitch in’ appeal to help Darwen cricket club

DARWEN Cricket Club is looking for new volunteers to join ‘Team Towers’.

The Birch Hall club, nicknamed The Towers, has a team of volunteers who help with various tasks around the ground. But bosses want more people to get involved and will launch the Team Towers initiative at the pre-season get-together on Sunday, March 23, from 12.30pm. Vacancies include collecting entry fees for first team games, maintaining flower beds, collecting litter, helping with the upkeep of nets and selling advertising and sponsorships.

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9:26am Wed 5 Mar 14

Paul Ton says...

Who on earth would want to get involved at the cricket ground? The whole set-up is run on behalf of a clique and outsiders or non-regulars on matchdays are made to feel as welcome as a pork pie at a barmitzvah. When there is anyone on the gate collecting admission money, he's so ignorant you feel like walking away immediately. If you do stay and go into the clubhouse, you then face a half-hour wait to get served by the barsteward as he's normally busy texting. There is a local person who gets involved who has learning disabitities and some of the players refer to him as "retard" or "the Club retard". The fact is that there are far better things to do on a summer's day than waste it on Birch Hall cricket ground and that's why a) attendances have been plummeting over the recent past and b) the old guard can't even get any of the players/youngsters involved.
Who on earth would want to get involved at the cricket ground? The whole set-up is run on behalf of a clique and outsiders or non-regulars on matchdays are made to feel as welcome as a pork pie at a barmitzvah. When there is anyone on the gate collecting admission money, he's so ignorant you feel like walking away immediately. If you do stay and go into the clubhouse, you then face a half-hour wait to get served by the barsteward as he's normally busy texting. There is a local person who gets involved who has learning disabitities and some of the players refer to him as "retard" or "the Club retard". The fact is that there are far better things to do on a summer's day than waste it on Birch Hall cricket ground and that's why a) attendances have been plummeting over the recent past and b) the old guard can't even get any of the players/youngsters involved. Paul Ton
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12:13pm Wed 5 Mar 14

lady vera fart teller says...

Darwen cricket club - there's the catering woman whose face has such an unfriendly look you wonder if she's suffering from Jackboot rash. Large portions for the clique and regulars, portions so small for away fans and occasional customers it's a case of looking for the plate pie not under the chips and veg but looking for it under a microscope. I say chips - you'll find more on one of the clubhouse urinals. Then there's the club "comic" - Horsey, a cricketer so unpopular he was once beaten up on the pitch - by a teammate. This comedian's constant homophobic comments aimed at the steward really help the atmosphere - not. God knows how the steward stands for it - it must leave a nasty taste in the mouth. Sell the ground to developers and sell the players for vivisection.
Darwen cricket club - there's the catering woman whose face has such an unfriendly look you wonder if she's suffering from Jackboot rash. Large portions for the clique and regulars, portions so small for away fans and occasional customers it's a case of looking for the plate pie not under the chips and veg but looking for it under a microscope. I say chips - you'll find more on one of the clubhouse urinals. Then there's the club "comic" - Horsey, a cricketer so unpopular he was once beaten up on the pitch - by a teammate. This comedian's constant homophobic comments aimed at the steward really help the atmosphere - not. God knows how the steward stands for it - it must leave a nasty taste in the mouth. Sell the ground to developers and sell the players for vivisection. lady vera fart teller
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