Current and former players invited to join ahead of 2020 season.

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The County Cricketers Golfing Society (CCGS) is on the lookout for new members ahead of a 2020 fixture schedule that will see the team play in all but two of the 18 first-class counties.

The CCGS, which is presently captained by former England and Middlesex seamer Angus Fraser, was formed in 1935 with the aim of providing current and former professional cricketers in England and Wales the opportunity to stay in touch through the game of golf.

Membership of the society costs £25 and opens up the opportunity to meet, play golf and dine with other members throughout the course of the coming calendar year. To qualify for membership, you need only have appeared in at least one first-class fixture in England and Wales.

The 2020 fixture list will see the society travel to some of the most prestigious courses in the country, starting with Rye GC this month and finishing at Denham in November, with 38 matches across the country scheduled in between.

Former Sussex man and current CCGS Chairman Tony Pigott said: “I know opponents who were trying to ruin my career, weren’t thought of in a good light at the time, but who in reality were very decent people merely trying their best for their own career and team.

“Through the CCGS, however, we have become good friends and have also made fantastic new connections along the way!

“The golf courses are great, the welcome we receive is incredible, and meeting up with like-minded cricketers who you may never have seen before is the greatest pleasure.”

Current captain Fraser added: “It doesn’t matter whether you made one appearance for Middlesex or 70 for England, you are welcomed with open arms to the group. The volume of runs you scored or wickets you took doesn’t save you from the stick that flies around either, which is something I can vouch for.

“One of the many joys of playing for the CCGS is the quality of the golf courses on offer, and our fixture list allows members to challenge themselves on many of the leading courses in the country. Each year the relationships we have with members of the clubs that host us grow stronger and wherever we go we are looked after superbly.

“It is for the reasons above that I would heartily encourage those that are currently playing county cricket to get involved with the CCGS.”

Visit the CCGS website to find out more information.

Contact Richard Baker for an application form or download from the website and return.