Atherstone Cricket Club is hoping that more young people will be using the facilities within its sports fencing in the future after announcing it will be hosting a series of lessons.

A cricket week will be taking place following a £6,500 grant from Sport England, giving youngsters lessons from ECB-qualified coaches during the summer holidays.

The Tamworth Herald reports that the project, also supported by North Warwickshire Borough Council, has been set up to try to encourage more youngsters to play cricket.

Mike Brookes, Atherstone CC chairman, told the news provider that this represents a "fantastic chance" for children to try out cricket.

"We are always looking to attract members, especially junior members, and are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity with the financial assistance from Sport England," he explained.

"We wish to further open our club to the community and hopefully get a few first-team players of the future."

Earlier this year, the club announced a sponsorship deal with The Aspiration Group.

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