St Ives Cricket Club are fully prepared for the upcoming 2021 season and cement their position in division two.

The team, based on the north coast of Cornwall, is led by Sam McKenna - heading into his fourth season as St Ives Captain.

On the immanent season, McKenna said: "Two years ago our first team got promoted from division three to division two, in 2019. Obviously last year we didn’t play other than a few friendlies.

"We’re hoping to carry on where we left off momentum wise and establish ourselves as a division two team.

"The club was a division two team a few years ago but then they dropped down a division so first and foremost we want to establish ourselves in the division and stay in the league.

"That will be the main priority of the first team and who knows where that might go so that’s the main aim."

With Covid restrictions in place an having an impact on the last cricket season, St Ives CC have only played a handful of friendly fixtures in the last 12 months and not had many opportunities to train.

But the club has seen some off field improvements over the lockdown period which they will hope improve their performance on the pitch.

McKenna said: "We’ve recently had two new nets laid at the ground, the new nets got laid about a year ago, literally just before we went into lockdown for the first time so they haven’t had a lot of use, so that’s an improvement we’ve made.

"We’re always looking to make ground improvements where we can and this will hopefully attract new players and young players. We want St Ives cricket club to be the place to be to play cricket.

"Our youth section is getting bigger and bigger and we’re always on the lookout for some new players and open to new youth players coming in."

St Ives' second team, led by club stalwart John Scott, currently play in division five, three leagues behind the first team.

Scott said: "There’s a little bit of a gap between our teams so the second team at the moment is really for our younger players and players who are coming through to get them playing cricket on a regular basis.

"We’ve got a youth section that we’re hoping to see young players move into the second team, get some experience and its really about finishing in the top half of the league for them.

"The main aim is to recruit some players who can hopefully push for a first team place in a few years time."

St Ives Cricket Club have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for the upcoming season, for details email:

The club are also welcoming both men's and youth players, to get in touch contact them via their Twitter of Facebook pages