Nettleham Cricket Club has been bowled over thanks to funding batted over to them.
|Junior Members of Nettleham Cricket Club|
with Cllr. Giles McNeill who represents the
Cllr. Giles McNeill donated £750 from his Councillor Initiative Fund to resurface the club's worm areas of carpet and practice nets.
Players aged from six to sixty will benefit from the refurbishment, which should keep the club in the Lincolnshire League Premier Division.
The Councillor Initiative Fund is available to all 37 district councillors, who have been allocated £4,000 each to spend over two years on projects in their ward. In March the Council announced an extra £37,000 for the fund in the budget - meaning each councillor will get an extra £1,000 to support community projects.
Cllr. McNeill, who was thrilled to be able to give his support, said:
"I am really pleased to help with the overhaul of the practice nets at Mulsanne Park in Nettleham.
"I am sure they will be well used and help local cricket continue to flourish."
A senior member of the Club, Mr. David Wheatley, added:
"We are very appreciative of this generous assistance which will give new life to the areas as they are used continuously throughout the summer months.
"The wear on the carpets was significant, so we are delighted we have been able to repair the worst areas. It means we'll get several more years life before they have to be fully replaced."
If you are interested in getting involved with Nettleham Cricket Club, telephone Lousie Bromfield on 07526 539072 for more information.