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LCCC launch Leicestershire Former Players Club (LFPC)

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the launch of the Former Players Club (LFPC).

The LFPC is part of Leicestershire CCC’s exciting new strategy to engage with past players of the Running Foxes from years gone by.

LCCC has a rich and proud history having won the County Championship and T20 competitions three times. The Club is still the most successful first-class county in the T20 format, and proudly displays three stars on the logo.

Our former players all played an important role in defining the Club’s history and were proud to wear the Running Fox.

As the Club drive forward in it's new chapter, LCCC is focused on re-engaging with former players so they are aware of the recent developments and future plans, to catch up with team-mates and to reminisce of their playing days with Members.

This could take the format of speaking on matchdays, being part of Club events, and telling their stories through the Club’s website and social media channels. LCCC has previously held a Former Players Day each year and this will continue to be a key date in the Club’s calendar.

The previously known Numbers Club will also fall into the LFPC. The Numbers Club involved former players being issued with a player number when making their County Championship debut.

Thanks to some outstanding work from Club Archivist Richard Holdridge, it has since been expanded to include T20 and List A as well, with players receiving a different number when making their debut in the three formats.

The LFPC is being overseen by Volunteer Co-ordinator, Chris Sutton, with the support of former Fox Ben Smith (No. 318 in County Championship), who played an important role alongside Richard in establishing the Numbers Club.

It also involves LCCC members of staff who have recently reached out to former players.

Not only will former players be more closely involved with LCCC’s progress, they will also be invited to fixtures at the Uptonsteel County Ground to support the matchday experience for Members and Official Partners of the Club.

If you are a former player and would like to get in touch, please email Elaine Pickering (elainepickering@leicestershireccc.co.uk) or Dan Nice (dannice@leicestershireccc.co.uk).