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Crompton Cricket Club

CROMPTON Cricket Club in Manchester is looking good for the new season thanks to generous volunteers from Arriva Transport Solutions.

The team of 10 volunteers got to work sanding and painting fences, gates and benches at the cricket club.

They also cleared the terraces of weeds and added a dash of colour by planting some beautiful flowerbeds.

Mick Lee, cricket club groundsman, says the makeover was the perfect way to start the season.

He said: “At our level of cricket everyone is a volunteer so we appreciate all the help we can get. The work the team did is absolutely brilliant and has made a huge difference.

 “It means a lot to the club to get this kind of support and all the members are over the moon.”

Wendy Burke, local ATSL manager, said: “Crompton is a wonderful cricket club in the heart of the community and we wanted to do something to help them.

“I’m really proud of what we achieved. It was a fantastic day and all the volunteers worked incredibly hard.”

The refurbishment was a real community effort with Newbank Garden Centre donating plants for the flowerbeds and the local Asda store providing the paint and brushes.

Ron added: “I would like to say thank you to everyone that helped out. The club is looking great and it seems to have helped us on the pitch as well – we’ve won three matches already this season!”

The team of volunteers were Gayle Barnes, Joan Bebbington, Wendy Burke, Steve Cooper, Jim Finnigan, Kim Horsfield, Jane McGarey, Cathy Morrison, Louise Mullaney and Paul Tysoe.

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