Just the ticket for local cricket

Martinstown Cricket Club receives £9,286 from the Community Grant Fund

Dorset cricketers have been enjoying the improvements made to Martinstown Cricket Club since the lockdown was eased in July.  This follows the installation of brand new practice nets and a state-of-the art artificial surface.

The cricket club, celebrating its twentieth year, has been given a new lease of life with the help of funding from National Grid’s Community Grant Fund.  The Club’s aims to encourage wider participation in the sport have also benefitted from the improvements which include a new surface that is particularly beneficial for disabled cricketers.

Club chairman David Gargrave said “We are delighted with the support from National Grid and the benefits that will be gained not just for the club and cricketers in Dorset but the wider community.

“Over the last few years, we have broadened the usage of the ground to include Dorset Disability, local schools and the developing Dorset Women’s League.  Our aim is to establish the club and its resources as a widely available community asset.”

Key facts:

  • £9,286 National Grid funding
  • 11 teams of all ages
  • 20 years of Martinstown Cricket Club being on their current site