CRICKET: Barkston & Syston given grant for girls

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BARKSTON and Syston Cricket Club is celebrating after its junior section was awarded a grant from Lincolnshire County Council.

The club’s junior section has received the grant from LCC’s Big Society Fund and a presentation was made by councillor Ray Wootten.

Cllr Wootten said he was delighted that the council was able to support the village club’s newly-formed under-13 girls’ team, who will be compting in the inaugural season of the Lincolnshire Girls’ Cricket League.

Cllr Ray Wootten (centre) is pictured presenting the Big Society Fund grant certificate to Barkston and Syston CC’s Graeme Reynolds (left) and Simon Wilkinson, with members of the club’s under-13 girls’ squad in the foreground.

+ The club will be commencing indoor training soon. Anyone interested in joining the Barkston and Syston CC squad should contact coach Simon Wilkinson on 07798 833401.