Taking The Field

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Spondon CC's Archive - Going Digital

Spondon Cricket Club Taking The FieldIn our first Digital Story from Spondon CC, Secretary Kath Green tells us why she decided to digitally archive all of Spondon CC's records and photographs. Not only do Spondon now have all their records saved in digital format to preserve them, but a few years later this led to them being chosen as one of TTF's first clubs.

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Spondon CC's Youth (1) - Inheriting the Revolution

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Our second story from Spondon CC and the first in the 'youth' mini-series. The members of Spondon tell us how attitudes to young players have changed in recent years - and the club politics behind making this change and opening Spondon CC up to youth, families and the community.

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Spondon CC's Youth (2) - Wednesday Night Madness!

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The members of Spondon CC tell us about their youth set-up, which has grown astronically in recent years and provides many of the senior team players.

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Spondon CC at Royal Hill Road - The Greatest Match

Spondon Cricket Club Taking The FieldA slight detour in our 'Spondon's grounds' series - as the Spondon members share some of their memories of their ground at Royal Hill Road. In this digital story, Lee Fox and Steve Baker remember the greatest match at the ground, one cup semi-final against nearby rivals Langley Mill.

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Spondon CC at Royal Hill Road - Saying Goodbye

Spondon Cricket Club Taking The FieldSpondon's old members remember Royal Hill Road, and the last matches on the ground, with great fondness.

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Spondon CC's Grounds (1) - The tea ladies and Royal Hill Road

Taking Field Spondon Cricket ClubThe fantastic story of the three tea ladies who raised money for twenty years so that Spondon CC could buy their ground at Royal Hill Road. In the years to come, Spondon improved their legacy in several ways...

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Spondon CC's Ground (2) - From Royal Hill Road to Locko Road

Spondon Cricket Club Taking The FieldThis is the second of our 'Spondon CC's Grounds' series, the key players behind the move to Locko Road, Kevin Hibbert and Paul Tainton, tell us the story of the move. It wasn't easy - emotionally or organisationally - but fantastic progress for the club and a great legacy for future generations.

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Spondon And The Grounds (3) - Reaping The Rewards

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And finally, in the 'Spondon and the grounds' series, the cricketing rewards that came from all that effort to move the ground to Locko Road! As told by Neil Kellogg, Paul Tainton and Steve Baker.

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The Girls, and 'Girlies' of Spondon CC

The Girls, and 'Girlies' of Spondon CC

 

And now it's the turn of Spondon CC's women, who tell us about their thriving girls' section and who really runs the cricket club!

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'Taking The Field'

In 2011 Spondon Cricket Club was one of 3 clubs in the UK invited to take part in a project called 'Taking The Field'

The project is a partnership between the MCC and the University Of Glamorgan that will run over 2 years and collect 'digital stories' from local cricket clubs. The project will chart the changes, both good and bad, experienced by clubs and communities over the past century. The stories will be displayed by the MCC Museum both online and at Lord's.

Dr Emma Peplow the Research Associate who is working on the project came to Spondon Cricket Club to meet our members. Emma was at the club on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2011 We had a great 2 days and Emma interviewed and recorded the stories of 16 members. Emma then came again on 24th June and interviewed several other members. To find out more and see how the stories are taking shape please take a look at the 'Taking The Field' on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/takingthefield

Taking The Field now has a web site and Spondon C.C. has it's own pages. Have a look at the excellent stories Emma has written about the club, it's history and it's recent achievements. There are also super photograph's up on the website. Our digital stories have now gone 'live'. http://takingthefield.com/

The August 2011 edition of 'The Cricketer' has a super article on Taking The Field with Spondon C.C. the lead article.

S.C.C.'s stories have now been released on a DVD.

The Spondon C.C. DVD is part of a collection of these digital stories, including photographs, and is now displayed in the museum at the MCC and Lord's.

Copies of the DVD are available and cost £5 + p.p. if required

To order a copy please contact: -
Kath Green

If you have any photographs/stories or would like to be involved with the project please get in touch with us.

 

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