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Council grant for Stamfordham Cricket Club


Stamfordham Cricket Club has been given a cash boost from Northumberland County Council to help purchase equipment to improve the condition of their playing pitch.

The club has been awarded a grant of £2,000 from the council’s community chest fund  that is open to community groups, charities and young people in the county. The money is being used to help purchase a  roller, 4 x 4 tractor and turf groomer.

Richard Gledson, Secretary of the cricket club said:

“  Our club is going from strength to strength with many new members joining up  however this has meant that our pitches are used much more frequently and in particular the wicket area has been seriously overused.    The financial contribution from the council is very timely and greatly appreciated and will help us invest in new grounds maintenance equipment to replace our old and worn machinery.”

A spokesperson for Northumberland County Council said:

“ Stamfordham Cricket Club is a real sporting hub for this rural community and we are pleased to be able to support them with their fundraising efforts.”

The council’s community chest scheme aims to support activities that will benefit and are needed by local communities.  It is open to any voluntary or community, not-for-profit groups or organisations based in, or predominantly serving Northumberland.

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