Extra time benefits at Whittington
Following a very successful NatWest CricketForce weekend in 2011, Whittington Cricket Club hosted a further event last week - boosted by local NatWest staff.
During the two days, senior and junior players, mums, dads and other volunteers managed to complete a number of tasks in and around the new pavilion and on the pitch.
In all, 58 volunteers turned up on the Saturday and they were joined on the Sunday by a number of Staffordshire Emerging Young Players and a large team from NatWest, swelling the numbers to 77.
Among many tasks, the picket fence around the pitch was completed and painted, fences were erected around the LPG tank and waste processing system.
The external woodwork of the pavilion has been painted, together with the internal walls of three rooms inside. In addition, installation of the kitchen was started and concrete slabs have been laid around the rear of the pavilion and in the bin store area.
Richard Abell, Project Manager for the new ground and pavilion, and Richard Newman, site manager during the weekend, were full of praise for all the people who went along to give their time and effort.
“The work completed this weekend by our team of volunteers has made a huge impact on our aim to have the pavilion ready for the season to come”, said Richard Abell.