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SUPER SOPPER: St Albans cricket club bowled over by water funding

 Published on: 12th May 2022   |   By: Christina Pantelly   |   Category: Uncategorized

The UK’s largest water supplier has stepped in with funding to provide St Alban’s Cricket Club with a super sopper.

A super sopper is a piece of equipment that drains rainwater from pitch covers, enabling matches to go on as planned.

Affinity Water’s SOS: Save Our Streams campaign is urging people to save water and conserve the UK’s fragile chalk streams.

The water collected will be utilised to water plants in the park and on the cricket field during dry periods.

New cricket club investment allows team to play in rainy conditions and reduces the need to use fresh water from taps and hoses to keep the grounds healthy in summer.

Matt Howeson, club captain St Albans cricket club said; “We are very grateful to Affinity water for the funding we’ve received this summer. We lost several games as a result of waterlogged pitches last year, which was hugely disappointing for everyone involved. 

Gillian Watt, SOS project lead, commented: “The UK is home to 85 per cent of the world’s 210 chalk streams and we need to treasure our water now for the precious and important resource that it is.”

Members of the public are urged to act now and visit www.saveourstreams.co.uk to find our more information.

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