Michael Tomlinson was invited to open the new cricket nets at Hamworthy Cricket Club.
The old nets had become unsafe and in need of replacement, and the club was keen to improve their facilities. They received a donation for 90% of the cost from local business Canford Environmental, and the remaining cost was raised by members of the club.
Mike Fisher, the Cricket Development Officer of the club said “We now have a safer, higher quality surface on which we can improve, enhance the coaching given for all members of the club and to the wider community that will use them. That includes, County age group teams, women and girls teams, County adult teams and district cricket.”
The first team club captain Alex Peel said “This can only be a positive move for Hamworthy Cricket Club its youth teams in its progression forward.”
The Hamworthy Club has been supporting the community by acting as a vaccine hub, and its members are delighted that sport is able to re-open.
Michael said “It was fantastic to open these new nets today, and meet some of the young people who will benefit from the new facilities. As a member of Hamworthy Cricket Club for many years, I know the importance of having good nets for practice, and I’m delighted to see so many young people involved in local sport.”