Stogumber Cricket Club nets £1,000

    Stogumber Cricket Club nets £1,000

    Stogumber Cricket Club nets £1,000

    Wednesday 01 February 2012

    Stogumber Cricket Club now has permanent cricket practice nets thanks to West Somerset Council’s allocation of £1,000 in planning obligations funding.

    Cliff Matravers, the club’s treasurer, said:  “The nets are good for our regular players and ideal for our young players, particularly as there are few facilities for younger people in the village. 

    “We have 15 – 20 regular young cricketers aged from five up to late teens and now we can have some practising in the nets and others practising on the field.”

    Club Chairman, Rob Hayes, said:  “These are the first permanent nets we’ve had at the club and they are a real asset.  We would like to thank West Somerset Council for help with the funding.”

    Cllr Dave Westcott, West Somerset Council’s Lead Member for Community, said:  “It is really rewarding to be able to help Stogumber Cricket Club which clearly puts so much into developing cricketing talent, especially the work it is doing with young players.  The club are doing a brilliant job for their community.”