Volunteers spruce up Burghley Park Cricket Club pavilion

Burghley Park Cricket Club pictured with staff from NatWest branch in Stamford taking part in Cricket Force

Burghley Park Cricket Club pictured with staff from NatWest branch in Stamford taking part in Cricket Force

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CRICKETERS from Burghley Park have been in sprucing up the sports club’s facilities while collecting disused kit for charity.

Team members and their families at Burghley Park Cricket Club turned out as part of the national NatWest Cricket Force day on April 1 to prepare the club for the up-coming season.

The volunteers painted the buildings, re-felted the roofs and treated the newly donated benches.

Stamford town mayor John Binder also turned up to lend a hand and see what they have been up to.

Over the winter the club installed a new groundsman’s shed courtesy of a grant from NatWest and has also replaced the kitchen.

Club captain Chris Meadows said: “Thanks to all that came along to help, including the staff from NatWest in Stamford, there was a great community spirit and we got an amazing amount of work done in a day.”

At the same time the club also held a collection for LV SOS Kit Aid, in conjunction with Stamford School, collecting a great pile of donated kit which will be sent out to be used by disadvantaged children around the world. A sizeable donation was made by Stamford School.