By Robert Haile
Improvements to the facilities at Cleator Cricket Clubs ground have been completed in time for the new season starting.
The two lane 33 meter long artificial grass are fully enclosed and will be used by all age groups with the first team making use of them before their season opener on Saturday, April 23 at home Millom.
The new nets were completed with funding from Copeland Community Fund, Cumbria Community Foundation and Hadfield Trust.
While most clubs promote their family atmosphere at Cleator CC it is true as multiple generations have played in the same team with Wishart’s trio, stalwart Alan his son Steven and grandson Ben, captain of the under 15s.
The club has also seen professional players come through there ranks with Jordan Clark and Graham Clark going on to play county cricket.
In a Facebook post the club said: “The new nets are finished and they look amazing! They’ll start being used this week as the 1st team prepare for their first game if the season, at home to Millom on Saturday. Junior practices will start next week in the new nets.
“Thanks again to Copeland Community Fund, Cumbria Community Foundation and Hadfield Trust for their funding support.
“The club are always on the lookout for new players, and these new nets will really help, especially for junior players. If anyone fancies giving it a go, seniors practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays and juniors on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the sessions split for the different age groups.”