CRICKET: Grantham CC unveils outdoor net facility at Gorse Lane

Opening of Grantham Cricket Club outdoor nets. Photo: Ronald Diaper
Opening of Grantham Cricket Club outdoor nets. Photo: Ronald Diaper

Grantham Cricket Club welcomed members and guests to the opening of its new five-lane outdoor net facility at Gorse Lane last Wednesday evening.

Guests included Chris Farmer, chief executive of Lincolnshire County Cricket Club.

Mark Fell, head coach at both Grantham CC and Lincolnshire CCC, and Grantham CC club president Michael Marsh officially opened the nets, which were quickly taken over by club members keen to make the most of this long-awaited facility.

Club chairman Ian Mihill said: “With such wet weather early on this season, we’ve had to cancel training sessions when the ground has been unsafe to play. The availability of the outdoor nets will give a real boost to junior and senior training at the club.”

The club has three senior teams playing in the South Lincs and Border League on a Saturday, and two in the Grantham and Melton Cricket Association on a Sunday, as well as junior teams at under-9, under-11, under-13 and under-15, a girls’ team and a developing ladies’ team. Junior training takes place on Monday evenings and senior training on Wednesday evenings.

For membership queries please contact club secretary Jo Green on 07885 283548 or email jogreen@thetrustgroup.co.uk

Pictured from left are club head coach Mark Fell, president Michael Marsh and chairman Ian Mihill.