STOURPORT Cricket club is looking forward to the new season after a long wait due to the COVID pandemic.

The cricket clubs’ ground on Walshes Farm Meadow has undergone some essential maintenance and improvements over the winter period.

A team of volunteers who play for the club have repurposed former storage buildings to become new changing rooms for both home and away teams.

Luke Payton, secretary of Stourport Cricket club said: “We are so excited about the improvements that have been made to the ground. For the first time all four of our senior teams will be able to play at Walshes Meadow at the same time as we now have two home changing rooms and two away changing rooms.

“Before COVID, we ran lots of fundraising events, so we have used that pot to keep us afloat during the pandemic.”

The cricket club has four senior teams who play on a Saturday with their first team being in the premier Worcestershire league, a Sunday league team and two junior teams.

Luke added: “We start training again from this Thursday (April 1) with the season beginning on April 17. Last season was cut short due to the COVID pandemic, and we only played ten games instead of the usual 20.

“I’m very excited to see people playing, I’m looking forward to seeing life down the ground again!”

The club was founded in 1834, making it one of Worcestershire’s oldest cricket clubs.