5:00pm Thursday 5th April 2012
CRICKETERS young and old joined forces at the weekend to spruce up Kidderminster Victoria club ready for the new season as part of a national campaign.
The Chester Road club teamed up with the England and Wales Cricket Board to take part in the annual NatWest CricketForce weekend designed to help clubs encourage volunteers to carry out essential maintenance and take advantage of discounts on supplies and equipment arranged with national companies, including Build Center.
KVCC also obtained sponsorship and discounts from local firms, Jewson, Express Tool Hire, Kidderminster Mirror and Glass and B&Q.
Nineteen jobs were tackled by players, families and club officials over the weekend, including the mammoth task of rebuilding two sight screens and refurbishing two others.
Co-ordinator and junior section chairman Sarah Beadsworth said: “With 72 3.6-metre planks of new wood to prime, undercoat and gloss for the screens that were being rebuilt, plus the rubbing down and painting of the other two, we certainly had our work cut out.
“Even so, we had enough helpers to tackle various other jobs as well, including renovating the practice nets, carrying out repairs to the pavilion and scorebox, creating a new shrub bed and pruning.”
n Stourport are calling for volunteers come out it force to make sure their Walshes Meadow home is ready for the new season.
The club will be holding its NatWest Cricket Force Day on Saturday from 8.30am, where members will be spending time refurbishing and freshening up the pavillion.
On Saturday, April 14, from 11am, the club will officially open their new four-bay practice facility, which is jointly sponsored by Biffaward and Kidderminster and District Youth Trust.
Anyone who wants more information call club secretary Neal Delo on 07854 910764.
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