Upgraded pavilion unveiled at March Town Cricket Club

PUBLISHED: 14:30 01 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:30 01 September 2015

Alan Day (president) Robert Sears (chairman of the Trustees) John Suttle and Janet Suttle (close friends of George Granger) and Les Mills (chairman) at the March Town Cricket Club pavilion unveiling.

Alan Day (president) Robert Sears (chairman of the Trustees) John Suttle and Janet Suttle (close friends of George Granger) and Les Mills (chairman) at the March Town Cricket Club pavilion unveiling.

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The March Town Cricket Club pavilion refurbishment was officially opened during the tea interval of the annual Presidents v Chairman’s game.

Chris Ringham (trustee), Stephen Wallis (trustee), Stuart Mills, Scott Welcher, Robert Sears (chairman of the trustees) and Les Mills (chairman) at March Town Cricket Club.Chris Ringham (trustee), Stephen Wallis (trustee), Stuart Mills, Scott Welcher, Robert Sears (chairman of the trustees) and Les Mills (chairman) at March Town Cricket Club.

Afternoon tea and cakes were served to all players, members and spectators as part of the Waitrose Club ECB Open Day initiative.

The game was abandoned due to heavy rain after two hours play (The President’s XI were 75-5).

March obtained a grant of £6,659 from WREN for the replacement of windows, doors and patio doors.

The pavilion was built in 1939 and an extension was added in 1984. It is used by cricketers, as well as members of the March Town Hockey Club and March and District Squash & Racketball Club.

Junior boys and girls footballers and several community groups such as Age Concern “Tuesday Club” use the facilities on a regular basis.

Club chairman Les Mills said: “We would like to thank WREN for funding our replacement doors and windows project.

“It will improve the appearance of the pavilion, be energy efficient and save money on heating and redecoration costs. “Our pavilion is used by many people in the local community and is a much needed facility in the town.”

Also during the afternoon for the first time a new club flag was seen flying from the scoreboard flag pole. This flag was paid for from the estate of the late George Granger, a life member since 1975.

Mr Granger died earlier this year and was connected with the Club for more than 60 years as a scorer, umpire, bar chairman and committee member.


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