Funding was sought from ECB for a new triple bay facility
in the existing location but turned 90 degrees to avoid the
sun. Despite the wet July and a burst drain causing
frequent flooding delays the works progressed steadily
and completed 2 days before the official opening with a
very special guest.
The new facility has two Premier systems and one Test
Match systems for the batting ends to cater for all levels
within the club. Verdegrass 14 surround surfacing to a total
area of 26.00 x 12.00m with a 18.30m long netting.
Batting screens have been included behind the batsmen to
screen the facility from the road.
Kevin Pieterson opens the new nets and has first use.
After years of use the two practice lanes at the club had
seen better days. With the batsmen facing the west the
setting sun had always been a problem.