Running an amateur cricket team is hard work. You need all the help you can get because it's rare to find anyone getting paid for their long hours.
It might be alright if everyone chipped in, but the truth is, in any side, 10% of the members that do 90% of the work. You might be running an an expensive club middle-class club in leafy Surrey, putting on park cricket in Sydney or running an academy for youngsters in Delhi; it's always the same story.
Fortunately, despite the frustrations of the job, most amateur administrators are bright, organised, committed and hard working (you don't last long without these traits).
But everyone needs a helping hand. That's why we developed this free guide to running a cricket club. Over the course of several weeks we will cover off the basics of keeping the side ticking over. You can cut out and keep the entire guide.
So whether you are a new club chairman keen to impress or a grizzled, battle-scarred verteran, there is something here for every administrator.
We can even answer your questions as part of the series. So if you have a specific problem you need to solve you can send it in here.
The only thing we can't do is give you more hours in the day. You will have to work that one out for yourself.
How to Run a Cricket Club
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