Crossbank Methodists Cricket Club in Batley has received £400 of building materials donated by the Privilege Account Scheme at builders merchant Jewson, Cleckheaton.
Crossbank Methodists Cricket Club decided to renovate the old, run-down clubhouse by constructing a brand new building comprising of a large lounge and function room, refreshments bars, dining areas, a kitchen, shower blocks and larger male and female changing rooms.
The project building contractor, Simon Rukin, advised the cricket club to sign up to NatWest CricketForce 2013 – an England and Wales Cricket Board volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating cricket facilities – and apply for a Jewson Privilege Account, so they could receive support with building materials.
Richard Hosley, coach at Crossbank Methodist Cricket Club, said: “The new clubhouse will provide the current 250 members with a larger, secure and more inviting environment – which they deserve!
“We are very thankful for the materials Jewson has donated to us and we look forward to continuing our friendship with the Cleckheaton branch!”
Steve Garraghty, branch manager of Jewson Cleckheaton, said: “When Simon told us about the project, we were more than happy to help out. The cricket club is an organisation local to us and is a great opportunity to engage with the community and give something back to the area. It’s been a great pleasure to be a part of this project and we can’t wait to see the end result!”