It has been a busy off season at Falmouth Cricket Club with several significant changes to the structure including the appointment of a new chairman and club captain.

At the helm this year is 31-year-old Harry Roberts who aims to establish Falmouth as a family orientated club that promotes enjoyment of the game at all levels, with a particular focus on the youth.

He said: "Falmouth CC has played a significant part in my life over the past 10 years after moving here as a student. It is a fantastic club with many members who work tirelessly behind the scene to ensure that others get the same joy out of the club that they have.

"This season I want to restore Falmouth CC to the heart of the community by linking up with local businesses and schools to promote this fantastic club and the sport of cricket."

The club has undergone significant refurbishment in the off season in a bid to boost income through the hire of the clubhouse and it has also reached out to local companies with a range of sponsorship offers for many different opportunities, many of which are based around the club. Roberts said: "The club's future is its junior membership. This year we are aiming to offer trips for families to watch first class cricket at Somerset and are looking for ways to get parents on board with the running of sides.

"We feel that this is a great opportunity for local businesses to support the local community and have approached them with several sponsorship packages that can help with this."

Falmouth CC would also like to thank local business and tradespeople for their help returning the clubhouse back to its original state following a break in during the night of November 5.

The club wishes to give their thanks in particular to; Fal Fire, Ashley Searle electrics and Roger Searle roofing.

On the field there is also a youthful look with 21-year-old Oliver Paull taking the reins from Jamie Stephens who has relocated to Taunton. There has been youthful recruitment in the shape of 18-year-olds James Williamson (Rosudgeon) and Caidan Howell (Perran) as well as two or three prospects from the youth set-up looking to get in on the first-team action.

“We have worked hard to get a team together that is young and ambitious with a will to improve," Roberts added. "Overseas player Grant Stone remains with the club and with have retained the services of some of our key players; Stefan Churcher, Richard and Scott Kellow."

There is a lot to look forward to at the Hine Downing oval this season and anyone wishing to get involved should contact the chairman at

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