Most of you will have noticed by now that the cricket practice nets have gone back up following the county game. Hopefully, you will also have noticed that the first three lanes have also been resurfaced.
This considerable investment has been possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of many people, especially Jonny Lea (and friends) who you may remember completed a marathon bike ride back in 2015 around the time of the county match. This allowed us to complete Phase 1 of the improvements, with replacement nets that enclosed the whole area and improved safety.
Phase 2 is now complete, which has also seen the installation of sight screens at the back of the nets and at the sides of the batting ends.
The remaining two lanes have been turned and re-laid to prolong their life, and we very much hope to be able to resurface those lanes in phase 3, subject to raising more money. If anybody has any ideas on how we can achieve this through fundraising or sponsorship, please get in touch.
These facilities are particularly well used and enjoyed by our junior members, and a great way for them to improve their game, but can I remind parents that outside of organised training sessions, it is your responsibility to ensure their safety.
Finally, please can all players follow these guidelines.
• No spikes in the nets
• No food and drink
• Helmets should always be worn by junior players if using a cricket ball
• No football
Time to get netting!
Updated 13:03 - 28 Jun 2017 by Neil Crew