Cricket club pitching for public support

The Okanagan Cricket Club is seeking support.

The Okanagan Cricket Club is seeking support.

The club, which represents Penticton and Summerland, is at a critical point according to Theo Bryant, a team member.

“We really need a coach and a club administrator willing to invest the time into organizing and managing the players,” said Bryant. “We are making a call-out to people in the community who have a passion and interest in the sport. ”

The club also has positions available as club administrator, scorer and umpire.

Last year the team played social games against teams from Oliver, Kelowna and Calgary at the cricket ground in Okanagan Falls. Funding for the cricket ground was donated by La Frenz Winery and Buccaneer Contracting. However, the team was forced to play games while unable to field a full team so recruits are needed for the 2011 season.

The club received good news as they were approved to practice at Mariposa Park in West Bench.

The practice sessions will commence in April and have an emphasis on the social side of the game. Anyone interested in getting involved can contact by email okanagancricket@gmail.com or phone Theo Bryant on 250-770-0263.