RETURNING club legend Jarrod Turner will be among the star attractions as we kick off a fantastic all-action week at the Park.
Our former Australian star, a terrific player, coach, ambassador and friend of Knebworth for many years, is back in England taking part in our 1414 day on Sunday.
He has put together a frighteningly good team for the tournament which will feature four sides in an Aussie twist on a 20-20. Jarrod’s star-studded line-up includes Queensland left-arm quick Scott Walter, pictured above.
Each game will consist of 14 eight-ball overs, seven from one end and then seven from another. It will mean you can squeeze more cricket into a shorter period so even more action on the pitch.
It will be the perfect day for all the family and the fun starts at noon. There will be a rolling barbecue and bar for which a few extra volunteers would be welcome.
We still need a few more players to make up the final team so please let Chris Johnson know if you are available.
If you want to know more about who’ll be playing and a bit of background about Jarrod, our Aussie connection and the players you might meet at the Park, we suggest you read Hugh Bateson’s laugh-out-loud View From The Boundary
However, the 1414 is just the start of things. On Tuesday, we are also hosting the first of two Hertfordshire over-60s matches this season at the Park. Our very own Sandy Reynolds and Graham Fisher usually feature in these games and this time it is a clash against the veterans from Bedfordshire. These are always terrific occasions and the action begins at 1.30pm.
On Wednesday, we have another special event with a Hertfordshire Youth Cricket Development Day. It is a new concept, pioneered in Hampshire, to get more young people playing cricket in a fun, friendly atmosphere and consisting of lots of nine-aside matches played on small pitches around the ground. Again, we need volunteers to man the bar and the barbecue.
And if doesn’t stop there. On Thursday night, the Park is taking on Harpenden in the first game of an exciting new T20 competition. There are three more games in June and July, involving Letchworth, Hertford and Sawbridgeworth with the group winner going forward to finals day. It kicks off at 6pm.
If that wasn’t enough, there are two cricket coaching days for juniors being run by Ross Courtney and Parth Patel on Thursdayand <span style=”color: Friday. Full details here.
The club really needs your support this week. If you have a couple of hours to man the bar or the barbecue, help with scoring or just can come along and cheer on the players, we would love to see you there.