Cricket club's boost

December 01 2017

CARSONS & Mangotsfield Cricket Club have been awarded a grant of £5000 from Emersons Green Town Council for new ground machinery.

CARSONS & Mangotsfield Cricket Club have been awarded a grant of £5000 from Emersons Green Town Council for new ground machinery.  

The Pomphrey Hill based side took over the preparing of the cricket square in 2016 after five years of South Gloucestershire Council preparing the wicket.  During the season the club spent more than £5000 of club funds on a new roller but they found themselves woefully short of the equipment needed to prepare a safe and good wicket.

Vice chairman Andy King submitted the application and said: “After a long discussion with the ground staff, they came up with a list of items that were needed to ensure that the autumn repair work could be completed, along with equipment that was needed in the spring and during the season.”

Councillor Rich Nichols,  Mayor of Emersons Green Town Council,  said he applauded the good work the club does in engaging children and adults in sport and  was pleased to support the funding of new equipment.

The club run sides from age 7 to 17 and also run three Saturday sides and one Sunday side and is always on the lookout for new players so contact Andy for more information on 07988 745985 or andrewzking@sky.com