Nottinghamshire set to benefit following Ashes victory


Cricket in Nottinghamshire is expected to see an increase in participation numbers after England regained the Ashes at Trent Bridge.

The number of people playing cricket has fallen in the past year, according to the National Cricket Playing Survey.

Clubs across the county will be hoping that the latest Ashes victory will lead to more people playing the sport. One club already seeing an increase in interest is Long Eaton Cricket Club.

Youth Team Coach, Kieran Cooke, says that enthusiasm for the game has grown within his young side.

“We are getting asked about when we are starting indoor training sessions for the winter and ‘ is training on tonight? Six months ago, it was me texting ‘Training is on tonight, be there please’.”

Video: Kieran Cooke discusses the importance of the role local cricket clubs play.

Experience Nottingham say there could also be an economic boost for the county as a result of England’s success.

Erin Huckle, a representative from the company, said: “It really does raise our profile as a destination so in terms of the visitor economy it is a really positive thing.”

“It really raises the reputation of Nottingham as a destination for world class sport.”







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