Hull Zingari, established in 1896 and the oldest cricket club in the city, will be holding an Open Day on Sunday June 5th at their ground at the Hull and East Riding Sports Club on Chanterlands Avenue North where they have played since 1910.
Supported by Waitrose as part of the England and Wales Cricket Board campaign, the club is opening its facilities to the local community as part of a nationwide initiative to help boost grassroots cricket participation.
An Under 9 Kwik Cricket Festival will start at 10.30am followed by a Veterans 30/30 match commencing at 2pm and organised by former Hull CC captain Maurice Atkinson and Mike Ulyatt, Life Member of Hull Zingari, in memory of John Mowbray, Alan Obridge and John Batty, all well-known cricketers who have passed away recently.
Yorkshire CCC will be sending the County Championship Trophy which they have held for two years and visitors can have their photograph taken with it.
Zingari are inviting former cricketers and umpires who played in the numerous leagues which once operated in Hull and East Yorkshire to come along and enjoy an afternoon of cricketing nostalgia.
Former England captain and an ECB Cricket Partnership Ambassador Mike Gatting sent a message “Club Open Days have proved to be a fantastic way for cricket clubs to capitalise on the nation’s fervour for cricket during the summer. We want to introduce more players,volunteers and social members to come together and get into the game of cricket.”
Hull Zingari run three senior teams in the York and District Senior Cricket League each weekend and an Under 18 Intermediate side together with junior teams at Under 9,11,13 and 15 age groups in the East Yorkshire Junior Cricket League .
For more details contact Mike Ulyatt on Hull 657200 or visit the club’s website
www.hullzingari.play-cricket.com and on twitter and Facebook .