Warboys cricket club unveiled its new mobile cricket net this week in front of guests from local organisations and grant bodies who helped fund the purchase of the new equipment worth £1,500. Part of the funding was a £200 community small grant from Living Sport.
At the unveiling Martin Croucher thanked all those for their contribution and for the positive impact such purchases have on the club and how it improves the standard of cricket played. PJ Malem one of the coaches added that the ability to roll out the net and use it on grass pitches makes a significant difference to junior players who need the practice on real grass wickets, where conditions are completely different to those on a synthetic wicket.
Representatives from Whittone Wind Farm Trust (Hugh Whittone & Russel Payne), Living Sport (Rebecca Gilbertson), Warboys Community Bonfire (Pam Hicks & Pat Collins) are pictured below together with Warboys Cricket Club Chairman (Martin Croucher), PJ Malem (Warboys Coach) and young Dan Dowling at the nets official opening. Unable to attend on the day was Andrew Perryman who sponsors the club through his company Bright Advice, and whose sponsorship deal was also used to help fund the purchase.
As a local sports charity Living Sport are proud to be able to give support to the local sports community and is pleased to be able to offer community small grants, where a small amount of money can make a big difference to local groups that are regularly delivering high quality sport opportunities across the county.