Great Melton Out In Force for NatwestCricketForce 2014

Great Melton Out In Force for NatwestCricketForce 2014

Great Melton NatwestCricketForce 2014


A lovely sunny day brought a record 70 volunteers to Melton Park, including the ECB's National Volunteer & Recruitment Manager, Jane Hannah.  The main two tasks were to prepare and seed an area at the bottom of the ground where the crumbling flint wall has been rebuilt and to re-paint the fence around the ground and part of the pavilion.   Both these were accomplished as well as preparing the ground and the nets for the coming season.  Whole families turned out and the ages ranged from 6 to 76 as workforce coordinator Mally Howard did a fine job organising the team.

Jewson's generous Privilege Account Scheme provided £450-worth of materials including timber, paint and paintbrushes and a plentiful supply of tea, coffee, beer and bacon butties kept the workers happy. 

Chairman, Steve Phoenix said,  "Seventy people is a really excellent effort and enabled us to complete lots of jobs that, otherwise, would be left to a regular few and many non-essential things probably wouldn't get done.  This is about the fifth or sixth time we have participated in Natwest Cricketforce and it's been a great success with volunteer numbers rising year by year.  Even if there is no 'big project' it provides a focus for all the pre-season jobs and brings the club together.  The atmosphere is always great and it was good having Jane, from the ECB, joining us for a few hours.  A big thank-you to all who helped."

(Picture: Chairman Steve Phoenix with Jane Hannah plus some of the club members at work)

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