March Cricket Club revamp pavilion and ground ahead of new season

The club's Selection Committee leading by example working on the outfieldBill Hilliard (4th X1 Capta

The club's Selection Committee leading by example working on the outfieldBill Hilliard (4th X1 Captain), Chris Ringham (Saturday 1st X1 Captain), Stuart Mills (Sunday 1st X1 Captain), Mel Pooley (ECB Pitch Advisor) and John Gilson (Saturday 1st X1 Vice Captain). - Credit: Archant

MARCH Town Cricket Club members and volunteers came together on Friday to renovate the club’s pavilion and ground ahead of the new season.

The club was taking part in Cricket-Force, a national ECB initiative sponsored by the National Westminister Bank.

Members and volunteers helped help to decorate the pavilion lounge and spring cleaned the kitchen.

The fencing was repaired, an inventory of the kit store was completed and lots of work completed on the outfield and dykes.

Fresh gravel was also spread around the car park.

All helpers received a free t-shirt and tea, coffee and beef burgers were served to keep energy levels high.

Club chairman Les Mills said: “Good Friday was a very cold day but it was great to see so many members and volunteers turn out to help prepare the club for the new cricket season.

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“It is very hard work to maintain a large ground and square but it`s is our annual chance to assist our ground sub committee.

“Thanks to them our ground is considered by many as one of the best cricket grounds in the whole of Cambridgeshire.

“My special thanks to Martyn Wilkinson, Pat Lowe, Tich Lombardo and Dean Hall for all their support.”

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