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Times have been tough of late for Penicuik Cricket Club, but these are exciting times at the ‘Cuik.

The club has seen a huge reduction in membership. There is no longer a Saturday 3rd XI in the East League, and the 2nd XI has dropped to an unprecedented low of Division 6 in the same competition.

All is not doom and gloom, however – with five junior teams (at U-10s, 11s, 13s, 15s and 18s), two Saturday XIs and a Sunday Development XI in the Border Sunday League.

Five members recently completed their cricket level 2 Coach Award and the appointment of a club development officer, the brainchild of new secretary, Stewart Davidson, has already seen a number of developments which will re-establish a junior development programme in the primary and secondary schools in Penicuik and developing joint programmes with Beeslack Community High School and Midlothian Active Schools.

Full report in this week’s Advertiser. On sale now.