22nd May, 2019

Lapworth's progression bearing its fruit

Craig Gibbons 15th Jun, 2018

IT WAS a momentous weekend for Lapworth who made their dreams come true by fielding three Saturday sides for the very first time.

Six years ago, Lapworth took the decision to end their partnership with Offchurch and become a standalone cricket club.

With the difficult task of rebuilding, Lapworth’s first year was a struggle.

Playing in the Warwickshire League, finding consistency was tough and it ended up with a relegation for both Saturday side.

The decision was made to move the club out of the Warwickshire League and into the Cotswold Hills League, which allowed Lapworth to grow at its own pace as well as getting to play at some of the most picturesque grounds in the surrounding areas.

The move was rewarded immediately, with the first XI first securing five promotions in five years to move into the Premier Division.

They have started the season well with four wins and one loss.

Last Saturday Lapworth’s firsts beat Shipston by 33 runs, the seconds downed Winchcombe by 127 runs and the thirds beat Astwood Bank by 60 runs.

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