CRICKET Clubs in the St Helens and surrounding areas, including Earlestown, Newton le Willows, Rainford, Sutton and St Helens Town, are gearing themselves up for the second year of All Stars Cricket starting in May.

This is the first step in the ECB national pathway for cricket.

With fun at its heart, the programme aims to inspire children aged five to eight to take up cricket, provide a great first experience of the game and welcome new volunteers into cricket clubs.

Simply go on the website, , put in your postcode, and select a cricket club from one of the centres nearest to you.