WINDSOR Cricket Club has been recognised for its achievements over the last year after being awarded a five-star centre plaque by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The award is normally given to centres that have had more than 30 children involved in the ECB entry level participation programme for a period of 24 months.

Windsor however has been awarded the prize a year early thanks to the overwhelming success of the 2018 season, with 87 children participating.

The programme is aimed at providing children aged five-eight with a great first experience in cricket.

Every child that registers for the programme receives a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, plus a personalised shirt and cap.

Children are invited to eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks, where the emphasis is on having fun and being active, while developing movement skills.

Head coach Richard Endacott said: "We were blown away by the popularity of All Stars in 2018 and, with the extra excitement of the Cricket World Cup and Ashes series coming to England this year, there will be an even greater buzz in 2019.

"I'm excited to invite your child to join the fun at Windsor Cricket Club and share their own big moments this year."

For more information or to sign up visit allstarcricket.co.uk/windsor or windsorcc.com

WINDSOR Cricket Club is looking for new players aged 9-15 to join the colts section, which is thriving with teams participating in both Surrey and Berkshire in all aged groups.

Coached by professional Mehmood Malik, the colts section welcomes players of all abilities and levels with a focus on developing cricket skills in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

Windsor will, for the first team, will be entering an Under-8 team to help the transition from All Stars into competitive cricket, with two teams at U9s demonstrating the real growth of colts cricket.

To enrol either visit the website or windsorcc.com/colts-enrolment-2019/

THE club currently runs three teams in the Thames Valley League and is looking to expand to add a fourth side for senior players.

Windsor play strong and competitive cricket in a very sociable environment and welcome players of all ages and abilities,

Club captain Richard Charters said: "It's a very exciting time to be involved at Windsor and we look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful cricket club."

For more information visit windsorcc.com