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Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire

Quedgeley and Hardwicke Cricket Club bowled over by grant

Press Releases - 29/01/2016

Quedgeley and Hardwicke Cricket Club (QHCC) has received a grant of £12,500 from The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust towards the development of cricket practice nets at their home ground at Kingsway Playing Field.

The long-established club relocated from their previous home at Green Lane, Hardwicke in 2015 to the new purpose-built sports facility on Kingsway Playing Field and has since seen a rise in members at both adult and junior level.

Club Chairman, Neil Martin said: "The provision of this state-of-the-art cricket practice facility is a major step forward for this progressive club and will enable members to practice and develop their skills. This scheme has only been made possible with the funding received from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust and other grant funders.

"In addition the facility will be made available to local schools to promote our main summer sport of cricket and attract more new members to the club. The Kingsway and Quedgeley area has seen major housing development in recent times and this new practice area will give its residents an outstanding facility on their own doorstep."

The club currently runs two Saturday teams as well as a midweek team and are striving hard to attract more youngsters into cricket and promote the benefits of sport and recreation by community involvement. The club is working closely with the Quedgeley Parish Council and the Gloucestershire Cricket Board to achieve this aim.

The practice facility is currently on track for construction to commence in early March and will take around two weeks to complete. To find out more about joining the club, please email or call 07703 172922 or 07929 885494.