This popular club had struggled to retain junior players due to the unplayable condition of their old practice nets. The lane with the moveable cage had deteriorated and the other lane was dangerous with uneven bounce and unsafe bowlers’ run-up. The club requested funding for a two-lane practice facility with run-ups and cage to help develop their teams and retain their young players. They currently have four senior sides and seven juniors and are hoping to ﬁeld a girls/ladies’ team.
The new two-lane practice wicket has made a huge diﬀerence already with senior teams, juniors and girls teams all using the facility. It has undoubtedly persuaded many members to stay who may have been thinking about leaving and the club is working hard to attract new members and improve the social side of the club.