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CRICKET: Local players happy with their lot
8:40am Saturday 7th September 2013 in Somerset Sport
THE results from the survey carried out recently by the Somerset Cricket Board reveal that the vast majority of cricketers are happy with the way things are.
The responses from 554 players have been analysed and reveal that 80% rated their feelings on playing cricket at four or five out of five, with five being very happy.
A key factor for people playing cricket is the social side, with 88% saying that this was important or crucial to them.
Eighty six per cent of players played Saturday League cricket in 2013.
The next most popular format was midweek league or cup cricket which was played by 41%.
The majority (87%) of league players want their games to finish by 7.30pm at the latest.
Somerset Cricket Board Development Manager Andy Fairbairn said: “Some really important information has come from the player survey and the SCB will shape our future support to clubs and leagues accordingly.
“For the first time we have evidence that tells us what our players want from the game and we will do our best to use this to improve the experience of playing recreational cricket in Somerset.”
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