Young Farnsfield cricketers organise fundraiser for club appeal
The Bassetlaw Cricket League club have missed out on crucial fundraising events through the summer and need money to help carry out ground and facilities improvements.
A club spokesman said: “It’s imperative we play our part and continue to offer cricket to future generations in the interest of sustaining the sport in our village and for others to have the chance to follow in their footsteps.
“Improvements to the ground and its facilities is an endless list which includes, this year, replacing worn out equipment, investing in new netting areas, improving our second ground at Edingley, the home ground for the third team and older junior teams.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on the club’s ability to raise funds in the way it is accustomed. Any donation that you can make will be gratefully received and will help secure the future of Farnsfield Cricket Club.”
And the committed club youngsters will now hold a sponsored Junior Net-a-thon at Farnsfield Cricket Club on 30th August, with a yet to be confirmed time.
The Junior section has a team of seven dedicated ECB qualified coaches, practice sessions are on a Friday evening where in excess of 70 children take part each week.
The club have three senior teams playing on a Saturday, enabling them to offer opportunities to all abilities, ages and genders.
Farnsfield launched the career of Nottinghamshire CCC players Paul Franks, Brett Huton and Sam Wood.
Cricket has been played in Farnsfield since 1817 and occupied the ground at Station Lane since 1862.