VOLUNTEERS at a successful city cricket club have thanked a local housebuilder for a £100 donation which will help young people stay at the crease.
Worcester Cricket Club, based in Norton, will use the money from Bellway to support the club’s junior development side which was launched last year.
Luke Deeprose, the club’s fund-raising organiser, said: “As a sports coach, I know the drop-off of talent between 14 and 20-year-olds is huge.
“We’ve got 100-plus juniors at the club and donations like this one help with our costs, which in turn will help young people stay in cricket.”
Worcester Cricket Club has a first team which plays in Worcestershire’s Premier League and sends out up to seven senior sides a week, but is also proud of its youth set-up, where children as young as five play cricket for the club.
“It’s a big club to run, and any sponsorship that comes in is an absolute bonus,” said Luke.
“It’s good for the club, but it’s particularly good for youngsters who love their sport.”
Marie Richards, sales director for Bellway West Midlands, said: “We were pleased to give a £100 donation to Worcester Cricket Club.
“We like to give to the communities in which we’re providing new homes, and especially to organisations and clubs which support activities for local children and young people.”