Cricket facilities opened

BUNTINGFORD S ­aspiring Freddie Flintoffs ­celebrated the opening of their new cricket training facilities last week – thanks to a donation from a housing provider. South Anglia Housing invested £15,500 in Buntingford Cricket Club in Norfolk Road, as par

BUNTINGFORD'S ­aspiring Freddie Flintoffs ­celebrated the opening of their new cricket training facilities last week - thanks to a donation from a housing provider.

South Anglia Housing invested £15,500 in Buntingford Cricket Club in Norfolk Road, as part of a commitment to ­investment in local ­communities.

The club spent the money on outdoor cricket nets and artificial turf in a bid to improve the training ­facilities for young budding ­cricketers.

During the opening, a new balcony on the ­pavilion was also unveiled which has been funded by the cricket club and the town council before 40 of the club's colts took to the field to showcase their skills.


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Community development manager for South Anglia Housing Rob Barrett said: "We were delighted to ­support the cricket club for the benefit of both our residents and the wider community."

Buntingford Cricket Club president Sean McGrath said: "This very generous grant has ensured top quality nets which are essential in improving cricketing skills."

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Councillor Stan Bull said: "This is a great facility for the young cricketers in Buntingford and the ­surrounding area.

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