CRICKET: A NEW state-of-the-art practice facility at Solihull Blossomfield Cricket Club was officially unveiled this week following a special visit from the Mayor of Solihull Mike Robinson.
The new facilities at the club’s Widney Lane site will enhance and improve the Blossomfield players and there are plans to introduce floodlighting at the venue in the future.
Club chairman, Paul Law, thanked the Mayor and the England and Wales Cricket Board for their substantial grant, which made the installation possible.
He said: “We recognise that our future performance levels will depend upon the success of our youth cricket and our Junior cricketers, boys and girls, enjoyed first use of the nets – after the Mayor had successfully faced two deliveries.
“Two of our three senior sides won promotion in the Warwickshire Cricket League in 2016 and we are looking to build on that success.
“We are delighted to be able to enter a fourth team for the first time in the Warwickshire League, to give our junior cricketers the opportunity to play senior cricket as soon as they are ready.”
To help cover the additional costs over and above the ECB Grant, the club has taken the unprecedented step of asking cricket members and supporters to make donations through JustGiving – www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Blossnets.