East Huntspill Cricket Club installed new mobile cricket wicket covers thanks to a successful grant funding application to Viridor Credits.
Wicket covers are becoming a more vital facility in English cricket due to unpredictable weather, and EHCC committee members have felt that 2021 is the time to invest in them.
1st XI team captain Matthew Edwards, who led the Viridor Credits grant application, said: “They look absolutely fantastic! This will help the East Huntspill Cricket Club to provide the opportunity to host matches during these times of inclement weather. ”
He added: “The purchase of these mobile covers which cost over £ 5,000 was only possible thanks to Viridor Credits who gave us the funds after the grant application process.”
“The covers also allowed us to gain additional sponsorship by advertising local businesses and their logos on the canvases. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all those sponsors who have contributed to this process.
EHCC’s head gardener, Ian Cooke, welcomed the arrival of the new covers, adding: “It certainly makes my job as the head gardener much easier to set up strong wickets during the summer. We all know how unpredictable the English weather can be, so these blankets will definitely help our players play more every week. “
East Huntspill Cricket Club says it always takes pride in making its Merry Lane ground one of Somerset’s most unique facilities, with the aim of providing an exceptional playing experience.
President Kathryn Cooke thanked the sponsors for helping fund the mobile cricket blankets. These include Thatchers, JD Pope & Sons, Jewsons, Walrow Kitchens, Viridor Credits and C&H Carpets.