Talking West Cheshire

Tattenhall Cricket Club bowled over by new junior cricket facility

2 August 2010

A special celebration has taken place to mark the official opening of a junior cricket net facility at Tattenhall Cricket Club.

Fundraising from club members was supplemented by grants from the English Cricket Board and the Lord’s Taverners. Cheshire Cricket Board guidance was received and a contribution was made by local Broxton Councillors Cllr Mike Jones, Cllr Neil Ritchie and Cllr Ann Wright from their members’ budget fund.

“The club is a Centre of Excellence for cricket in the rural area, with more than a hundred junior members”, said Councillor Jones.

“We three local Councillors all agreed to support Tattenhall Cricket Club because of the good work it does in our local area.”

Added Councillor Wright: “I had no hesitation in helping the club. There are so many good reasons to support it, amongst which, helping our young people become fit and healthy is just one of them.”

Tattenhall Cricket Club is the senior club in the Broxton area, playing in the Cheshire County League.

Club members are aged between 7 and 18 with five junior teams supported by 10 qualified ECB coaches.

Cricket Club Chairman, Mel Dobson, said: “We are grateful for the support and enthusiasm of Councillors Jones, Ritchie and Wright toward our new cricket net facility.

“This will assist in the delivery of qualified cricket coaching for children in the Broxton ward over the coming years as well as complementing the superb ground facilities available at Tattenhall.”

Ray Hunt from Tattenhall Cricket Club, Jim Strattan with sons Charlie, wicket keeper, and Sam who is about to bowl to Councillor Mike Jones

Photo: Ray Hunt from Tattenhall Cricket Club, Jim Strattan with sons Charlie, wicket keeper, and Sam who is about to bowl to Councillor  Mike Jones.