Lake District Hotels take up cricket

Cricket first practice

This year Lake District Hotels are the proud sponsors of Keswick Cricket Club and will continue to sponsor them over the next few years. To add a little bit of fun to the sponsorship we’ve put together our own cricket team and plan to go head to head against Keswick Cricket Club on the 31st July.

We have invited staff from each hotel to join our team down to Fitz Park in Keswick, which has been voted the countries prettiest cricket ground, to play a proper game of cricket. It should be a really fun evening…

Leading up to the match various practice sessions have been booked in to get our players ready… as a few of them haven’t played for a very long time. The first practice took place this week on Wednesday 9th July down at the Keswick cricket club, Fitz Park.

We had a fantastic turn out of staff and General Managers, with skills ranging from skilled players (such as Philip Knight, who used to play for Keswick Cricket Club’s first team) to not so skilled players… I think a few of them actually surprised themselves at how well they did.

Keith Richardson, Chairman of Keswick Cricket Club greeted our group, got them kitted up and lead them through the practice. After they had all had a go at bowling and batting, Keith commented “The cricket team is a work in progress but has a lot of potential and I am sure will acquit itself very well in their forthcoming match against a Keswick XI to be organised and captained by our 3rd XI captain Les Shaw”