Tynedale CC gets support from The Lord's Taverners

21st Jun 2013
Tynedale CC gets support from The Lord's Taverners

Tynedale Cricket Club, (Tynedale CC), which celebrates its 125thanniversary this year, has received financial backing from national cricket charity, the Lord’s Taverners, towards the cost of a mobile cricket cage.

 As the junior team assembled for its weekly practice club secretary, John Darling was presented with a cheque for £800 on behalf of the charity from Colin Basey and Prof John MacIntyre, both Lord’s Taverners regional committee members.

 Membership of the club has grown significantly thanks to the work carried out by the club’s coaching staff who are active within the community and local schools network.  So when it became clear that a further mobile cricket cage was needed, John decided to ask the Lord’s Taverners for its help as the official charity for recreational cricket.  He said:

 “We are delighted with this donation which will sit alongside money we received from the Hexham branch of Waitrose that very kindly provided £300 and our bag pack at Marks and Spencer in Hexham raised further money - but as most of the £1,650 cost has been met from club subscriptions, this is a very welcome boost.

 “It is a very busy club these days and the facilities are well used by a number of development squads, including the Northumberland County development squad, schools and other clubs, so it is important that we don’t disappoint with the standard of our equipment.  The new mobile cricket cage will be very well used, mainly by children from the West Tynedale area.”

 Stalwart of Stocksfield Cricket Club and past Regional President of the Lord’s Taverners, Colin Basey, added:

 “It gives me great pleasure to present the club with this donation on behalf of the charity because I have been bowled out many times at Tynedale over the years – and once or twice by John Darling in fact!  I am delighted to hear that the club is proving so popular and membership is growing year on year."

Image: Lord’s Taverners present Tynedale CC with a cheque for £800 towards new equipment – from far right - Prof John MacIntyre, Colin Basey (Lord’s Taverners regional committee members) with John Darling and members of the junior cricket team.

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