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Press - July 2012

CCC gathers experience to tackle the six-hit safety issue

The Club Cricket Conference has circulated clubs for ideas and experience on how to deal with issues caused by flying cricket balls after the news that Dymchurch CC, in Kent, have been ordered by their parish council out of the blue to erect high netting or move their square.

The problem of flying sixes and the threat to nearby residents, with varying degrees of danger, has been a sore point over the years for a number of clubs. A small number of cases have had to be settled in court, and the prevailing fear of litigation.


CCC looking to establish African connections


The Club Cricket Conference are hoping to build on an initiative from Hertfordshire to encourage 'twinning' with clubs in Africa.

The twinning concept could be broadened into coaching, club tours to Africa and hosting African players for experience during the English summer.