Town clubs spring clean

KEEN volunteers gave up their time on Saturday for some “spring cleaning” at the Wisbech and March cricket grounds.

It was part of the annual pre-season nationwide NatWest CricketForce initiative which encourages supporters, their friends and families to give back to their local cricket club by undertaking renovation work in club houses and grounds.

At Wisbech some 20 members assembled and cleaned sight screens, nets and covers. The good weather also presented the opportunity to carry out field entrance improvements and the clearance of the old stockpiles of grass cuttings, together with some troublesome bushes that were blocking ditches and harbouring rubbish.

More than 30 March members cleaned out dykes, repaired fencing, put woodstain on seating and generally tidied the car park and ground; beforehand, an inventory of the kit container was completed and the two large sightscreens were painted with 25 litres of white paint.

Both clubs praised the volunteers for the work put in and all the helpers received a 2012 NatWest CricketForce T-shirt.

March Town’s friendly with Long Sutton at The Avenue on Saturday will see new Aussie signing Ryan Meyer making his debut.