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Plea for help to save clubhouse

Club chairman Chris Booth shows the buckets behind the bar to catch leaks. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG310514-111TW

Club chairman Chris Booth shows the buckets behind the bar to catch leaks. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG310514-111TW

The vice chairman of a cricket club has put out a plea for help to save its beloved clubhouse.

The roof of Long Sutton Cricket Club’s clubhouse, which was built in 1975, desperately needs to be replaced but there are no funds available to do so.

The club needs to find £40,000 in order to replace the roof, which was last re-felted 25 years ago, as it has now started to leak and has large gaping holes in it.

Applications made by the club to Sport England for grants for the money have been unsuccessful and the club now urgently needs help.

Vice chairman Gary Burton,said: “It will be a real pity if we can’t put on county games because of the problem with the clubhouse roof.

“The clubhouse is much bigger than an average cricket pavilion and is used for teas during the game.

“The building also houses showers and changing rooms which are used by the teams – it is really important to us.”

Mr Burton described the club’s plea for help as a “final resort” and says that despite raising a percentage of the money they need, they are sure that any grant applications will be unsuccessful.

He said: “We’ve started putting on events, such as balls, to try to raise the money we need but we really do need more help as we have only raised £5,000 so far.”

• Anyone who is able to give any help to the cricket club should email fenland12@live.co.uk

 

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