Over the past ten years, Alveley Cricket Club, in South Shropshire, has seen some major developments. This includes purchasing its new Four Oaks Ground, works included installation of field drainage systems, cricket wicket and new pavilion.
The club has also invested in new site covers, installed a permanent power supply, waste and water to the site.
The most recent improvements will include a new twin bay cricket practice facility. As well as this the club are transforming the Pavilion with a pitched roof, extending the changing room and an outside covered social area for spectators and users to enjoy. We will hopefully commence the projects during the winter/autumn.
Richard Twigg, a spokesman for the club, said: “The grounds is unrecognisable to what it was like five years ago, it was a farmers field, used for fly tipping and off road vehicles. The first thing we did was clear the site of old mattresses, needles and beer bottles”.
“They will be fantastic facilities. There are no facilities like these within the local area, it’s going to be brilliant for all ages and abilities to use and enjoy. The new facility will have electric for the bowling machines and wifi for video recording technology for coaches to use”.
“For a little village we have done really well, and the way the public have pulled together to raise funds is great.
“I want to say a massive thanks to everyone that has helped over the years. The fundraising events, have always been well attended. We have lost count of the number of volunteering hours that have been spent, but without our volunteers this project would not have happened”.