Eaton Socon Cricket Club
The Cricket scene around the county continues to gain momentum, playing an increasingly integral part in local communities. This time around, it’s Eaton Socon Cricket Club, and a collaboration with Mick George Ltd, who have stumped up £25,000 for a new practice facility.
Having received the grant from the local construction business, and club shirt sponsor, late last year, the club has been working tirelessly to install an impressive new training ‘Net’ for players to improve their skillsets.
The previous facilities were approximately 10 years old, and simply unfit for use any longer. Officially opened on Friday 7th April, at a dedicated ceremony for members and local residents, the ‘Nets’ have already been well received and should start to pay dividends in the development of each of the thriving adult and junior teams that the club boasts.
At hand on the evening to unveil the practice facility was former England international, Alex Tudor, Jon Stump of Mick George Ltd and club Chairman Robert Ashwell.
Notwithstanding the obvious safety benefits, it is envisaged that the new amenity will help further drive the sport in the county, with additional training sessions now a possibility, further opening it up to different age categories.
Ashwell said: ‘’The practice facility is excellent and will help both the seniors and the large junior section for many years to come. We are very excited for the new cricket season and would like to thank Mick George Ltd for their assistance.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The business is involved in a number of sporting partnerships within the local community. Although our showcase arrangements are with Cambridge United and Peterborough United FC, we recognise the importance in supporting local, grass roots clubs in a bid to unearth and develop emerging talent.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’It is no different in this situation, we are hoping that the funds provided boost the coaching and playing levels. Pleasingly, Eaton Socon Cricket Club has already seen many of its juniors progress in to senior teams and hopefully this will continue with our assistance.’’