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11th July 2020 Recreational

Durham Cricket ACO’s members walk four laps of the county during lockdown

A joint effort from umpires and scorers of Durham Cricket’s Association of Cricket Officials saw four laps of the county and 1793 miles completed during the ACO’s Around the Grounds challenge.

The Challenge was launched during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic to give Durham Cricket ACO’s members the chance to still be involved with the association, despite matches not being available to score or umpire.

The Association drew a virtual route to visit all cricket grounds across the county, including Emirates Riverside, with the journey starting from Barningham Cricket Club and ending at Burnopfield Cricket Club as members exceeded the goal of one lap of the county.

Over 15 members took part in the challenge recording their daily steps and miles, bringing Durham’s ACO together through this tough period.

Harry Stephenson, Durham Cricket ACO Chairman said: “As our challenge comes to a close, I am delighted with what has been achieved over this period.

“To complete four laps is a sensational effort and I am really pleased to see our members come together through this challenging time.

“Although there have been lots of initiatives running at this time, I am pleased that our members have still took this challenge on board and helped support our ACO.

“Now the challenge is completed, can I just say thank you to all the members who have been involved, I am sure you have enjoyed being involved and supporting our ACO further.”

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