Cricket club renews appeal as 2018 season draws closer

PUBLISHED: 13:37 09 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:37 09 January 2018

Fire damage at Westleigh Cricket Club.

Fire damage at Westleigh Cricket Club.


Westleigh Cricket Club’s pavilion was burned down in October.

Westleigh Cricket Club has renewed a fundraising appeal in a bid to keep cricket in the village in 2018.

Arsonists burned down the club’s pavilion back in October, just six months after the clubhouse had been vandalised.

With the new season on the horizon, the club is still looking for vital funds to ensure it, North Devon, Buckland Brewer Real Tuff and The Reds can continue playing at the village ground.

The club set up a crowdfunding page in the wake of the fire, but despite generous donations, are still short of their total to get up and running in time for April.

Committee member James Starkey said: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has already donated or offered support to help us rebuild the pavilion.

“With the new season fast approaching, we’re still looking to raise vital funds in order to ensure everyone who normally enjoys cricket at Westleigh can do so in 2018.

“If anyone is able to give their support and donate an amount, no matter how big or how small, it will go a long way towards bringing cricket back for the hundreds of boys, girls and men who enjoy playing there each week.”

To donate to Westleigh, visit their crowdfunding page

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