Gloucestershire players do their bit
Gloucestershire players swapped bats and balls for brushes and buckets to help Winterbourne CC paint their new pavilion.
Around 15 of the squad joined volunteers from the club as part of the 2013 Natwest CricketForce initiative, completing work that has been 18 months in the making.
Winterbourne secretary Liz Bracey said: “It was a really good morning and it was great to have the squad down to lend a hand.
“They all came down in their tracksuits - I don't think they were expecting to be painting - but once they knew what they had to do they were more than happy to get their hands dirty.”
The pavilion includes new changing rooms, toilets and showers, a kitchen, a lounge area and facilities for people with disabilities.
Bracey added: “John Bracewell popped in mid-morning and everyone was very appreciative of him taking the time to come down. We managed to get a lot done and we are really grateful to Gloucestershire for their support.”
It is hoped that Winterbourne's third and fourth teams will be able to use the new changing rooms from the start of the season and the whole pavilion will be completed by the end of the summer.