Bowled Over By £500 Grant

Battisford and District Cricket Club have been awarded a £500 grant from Stowmarket Town Council for new nets for their practice area.

The cricket club, which was formed in 1973, is a voluntary organisation with three senior men’s teams, a girl’s and ladies’ team and three junior sides. The nets, which the club use extensively for practise sessions and coaching, were over 10 years old and in desperate need of repair. The club managed to raise enough money to repair one of the nets, but applied to the town council’s small grants scheme in order to raise the finances for the second.

Stowmarket Town Mayor, Councillor Dave Muller said,

“We are delighted to be able to provide funding to Battisford and District Cricket Club and hope that the new nets will provide a valuable resource which will strengthen the club and its members.”

Every year the town council runs a grant scheme that is open to local charities, groups and organisations to apply for funding up to £500. The window for the current year is now open for applications.

Town Mayor Councillor Dave Muller, with consort Lois Muller is pictured presenting the cheque to BDCC chair Jamie Tucker.

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