FUTURE cricket stars have been given a £2,500 boost by local recruitment specialist Pertemps Network Group.
The Meriden-based firm has donated the cash to help Tanworth and Camp Hill Cricket Club improve the clubhouse at its Alderhanger Lane ground to cope with an influx of young hopefuls – some as young as five.
And it is hoped the work will further raise interest in grassroots cricket, which has seen a significant increase in numbers at the club.
Assistant junior head coach Sam Jones said: “The money is going towards a new patio area and renovating the bar and kitchen area of the clubhouse.
“Because of the high number of young cricketers we have now, we have simply outgrown the existing clubhouse space.
“We are really grateful for Pertemps for the money to help our club continue to move forwards.”
More than 70 five to eight-year-olds now join the Friday night All Stars sessions at Tanworth and Camp Hill Cricket Club.
In addition, around 40 attend the dynamos sessions, aimed at eight to 11-year-olds, on Thursdays, with another 50 juniors taking cricket sessions the same evening.
For more on the club, visit https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/tanworthandcamphillcricketclub