New nets are a big step forward for Winterbourne Cricket Club

July 29 2019
New nets are a big step forward for Winterbourne Cricket Club

WINTERBOURNE Cricket Club has taken a big leap forward with the opening of new practice nets.

An event was held at the end of June to open the practice nets, above, at the club's home at the Recreation Ground in Park side Avenue.

Chairman Bob Vickery said: "We have seen many incredible developments and growth within the club over recent years; the completion and official opening of our new nets is something that will have a significant effect in the development of our existing players in all areas of our ‘one club’ -- juniors, seniors both male, female and of course future generations of Winterbourne cricketers.

"Developments such as these don’t just happen, this process started over 2 years ago when Paul Dagger and Liz Tracey started talking and pursuing the funding and support for the project."

The club has also thanked the England & Wales Cricket Board and Gloucestershire Cricket Board, which both backed the scheme, including a grant from the ECB, along with partners St Michael's C of E Primary School, landowners South Gloucestershire Council, contractors S&C Slater and Mark Cole of ETS electrical for the significant sponsorship he has contributed towards the project.

The club is holding a family day on August 25.

Gloucestershire cricketers Chris Dent and James Bracey with Mark Cole and Bob Vickery and young cricketers Amy Lyne and Leah Vickery-Guest, Toby Rundle-Edwards, Ronnie Sullivan and Harrison Cole at the new nets.