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INTERVIEW: Carnforth Cricket Club targets new £60,000 state-of-the-art training facility

Carnforth Cricket Club is inching closer to its fundraising target for a new £60,000 modern training facility.

The club is aiming to raise £20,000 for a new 2bay net system next to its ground and has so far raised £17,500.

The new nets will mean that coaching can take place when matches are in progress and will double the number of sessions that can take place at any one time, making a huge difference as demand increases in line with the expansion of the club's junior and ladies’ sections.

The new net system will cost £60,000. The club has been successful with grant applications from The Walney Island Community Fund (£20,000) and The ECB County Grant (£10,000) and the club has agreed to provide a further £10,000.

The £20,000 raised by this crowdfunding campaign will provide the outstanding amount. 

Peter Robinson from the club visited the Beyond Radio Saturday Sports Show to chat to Alistair Fisher and Ross Chapman about the crowdfunder.

"Our existing net is a one lane facility that is old and worn and not really fit for purpose, it no longer meets the ECB (English Cricket Board)’s requirements. It points out towards the square and encroaches onto the outfield," said a club spokesperson.

"With matches on most nights of the week, the times it can be used are very limited.

"The club owns a plot of land adjacent to the ground where a new 2 bay net system will be installed. Planning permission has been approved. The nets will be built in line with the ECB’s strict regulations by an ECB approved company. The land is currently an unsightly piece of wasteland where rubbish is often dumped."

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