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COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Croxley Cricket Club ready to welcome back community after generous grant

 Published on: 26th March 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Croxley Cricket Club are ready to welcome back the community to the pitch after a generous donation help cover costs of crucial repairs.

The club based at the Croxley Guild of Sport installed the pitch back in 2012 to open up the club to the community but have since been fundraising to try and raise money after it was damaged.

After raising about £800 on a GoFundMe page, the club received a very generous donation from Croxley Green Parish Council (CGPC) allowing works to the pitch to start this month.

Mark Hobden, vice chairman of the cricket club said the repairs will help in welcoming back the community by providing a new all-weather pitch. 

He said: “This is a community cricket club, it is absolutely fantastic for the community and we want everyone to get involved.

“This is cricket for the local community, it’s open to everybody not just middle-aged lads open to girls, kids so everyone can get involved in sports because it’s been a very tough past few months so we want to make sure that’s everyone can get involved.”

Mark added that CGPC have been extremely generous in helping the club fund the repairs, another example of the great community spirit held in the village and at the guild.

He said: “The council have very kindly given us a £3,000 grant. They were fully supportive of us.

“One of the councillors said something like it’s quintessentially English to be able to go and watch cricket on the village green and that we need to support these community events.”

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