Dove Holes cricketers are looking forward to next season and continuing their club upgrade project with a new supporter on board. Tarmac’s Tunstead site is to sponsor the 130-year-old club for the next three years.
The Dove Holes Cricket Club – with its membership of over 80 people aged from six to well over 80 – has been continuously striving to improve and upgrade its facilities to offer opportunities for the game to be played by the widest cross section of people in the local community.
Club President Roger Marshall explains: “We are very keen to make sure our Club keeps moving forward into the 21st Century on a sound and sustainable footing. In very recent years we have been very involved in the upgrading of our facilities and equipment – this work has provided new players’ showers; a new kitchen, social area and bar, push on nets and a boundary rope.
“Our main next objective is to provide a new cricket grounds equipment store shed which is very much needed. We are delighted to welcome Tarmac on board as a new community partner. The company’s support will help us achieve these improvements.
Tarmac’s Lime General Manager, Graham Cooper went along to meet the Club members and install a new sponsor’s banner at the ground. He says: “These types of long-established sports clubs play a vital role in the local community. The Dove Holes Cricket Club is sustained by volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain and improve the facilities for current and future players. It is with great pleasure that we are able to support them for the next three years.”
Photo caption – left to right: Roger Marshall – President of the Cricket Club, Paul Johnson the Club Treasurer and Tarmac Tunstead Lime General Manager, Graham Cooper.