Cricket: Long-standing club fold

Calum French is one of Yaxley CC's best ever youth team players.
Calum French is one of Yaxley CC's best ever youth team players.

Yaxley Cricket Club has folded.

A club that was formed in the early 1950s has called it a day after struggling to find 11 players each week to fulfil their Rutland League Division Four commitments.

Yaxley had pulled out of Saturday cricket at the end of last season when relegation from the Cambs League was followed by the departure of many players.

Top-class local players like Callum French, Mark & Gary Yeeles and Chris and Matt Milner all came up through Yaxley’s youth system.