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Ok, so that’s a rhetorical question….which will lead me ingeniously to the real, cunning motive behind this plea.
You can do a lot in five minutes. Make a cuppa and raid the biscuit tin for good measure. Bowl an over (if the ball doesn’t get bunted into a hedgerow).
Alternatively, cricket clubs across Yorkshire, yes, this article’s aimed at you lot, can fill out this survey on participation.
I know, I know…DULL with a capital duh, right? Well, life isn’t always fast bowling and triple hundreds by the drinks break. Sometimes, you have to do the less glamorous stuff too…
What is this survey and why does it matter?
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) want to know how much cricket is played in Yorkshire so they can either inwardly groan or break out the cherry bakewells.
Therefore, the Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB) are doing their utmost to put a number to everyone else out there who is playing recreational cricket of any kind, apart from the usual club and league action.
So, on their behalf, I’m nudging Yorkshire clubs in the ribs *cough cough* to DO THE SHORT ONLINE SURVEY.
Cricket doesn’t just mean the 45 overs local rivalry on a Saturday afternoon but charity games, friendly fixtures, single-wicket competitions, Dads v Lads, you name it, it all counts.
So, if your club can fill this survey in then it will help take the temperature of the amateur game in Yorkshire, which is a good thing. Only takes a jiffy but you’ll have done your good turn for the day…
Now, as I’m not a cricket club, where are those office biscuits?