Worlington Cricket Club

It’s exciting times at Worlington Cricket Club as the first team has commenced the 2019 season in style, recording back-to-back wins by over 100 runs on each occasion.

The good start might not be all that surprising and maybe a consequence of the impressive new duel-lane practice net facility that has been installed courtesy of a £30,836 donation from Mick George Ltd.

The new all-weather training aid replaces the former dangerous nets’ that were causing health and safety concerns due to their poor conditional state and means that local players no longer need to travel nearly 25-miles to share similar facilities.

An official opening for the practice nets are planned for Friday 26th April (6.30pm), where former England Test Cricketer Alex Tudor will be in attendance.

The invite is open to all associated with the club, from players across all age groups and senior squads, supporters, sponsors and Vice-Presidents, with food and refreshments being served.

Worlington Cricket Club is considered an integral amenity to local residents, currently operating 8-teams; including thriving junior, women’s and girls’ sections, in addition to the respective men’s teams.

It is hoped that the new facility will help overcome health and social issues that have been highlighted in the area, when compared with national averages.

Worlington Cricket Club

They said:

Stuart Costello, Marketing Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’It’s great to see the advantages of our Community Fund offering starting to be evidenced further afield since we extended our territories. With such a high-profile figure opening this particular facility, it shows the vital role it could play in developing local talent.’’