Allan Lamb and John Redwood MP launch Wokingham Cricket Club's groundBy Victoria Smith
June 28, 2012
Visitors were bowled over by Wokingham Cricket Club’s “fabulous” new ground.
MP John Redwood was among the guests at a launch day on Thursday, June 14, at the new facility in Sindlesham.
A 20/20 cricket match took place and teas were served for guests in the £3 million pavilion.
Guests included Winnersh Parish Council and Wokingham Borough Council representatives, staff from the construction team at Claude Fenton and former England cricketer Allan Lamb.
Mr Redwood said: “There are two good quality pitches and outfields, five modern changing rooms, a bar, terrace and function room.
“ I have never been invited before to such a high standard pavilion for amateur teams. It was an enjoyable occasion. The club staged a short game between two teams of club members. I was able to play for the team that turned out the winner. It was particularly enjoyable to be able to bowl the last ball for victory, and see it knock over the middle stump.
“After that the high-quality cricket tea – with a wonderful chocolate cake – went down well. I wish Wokingham Cricket Club every success in their new quarters.
“I met several keen and talented players and expect to hear more success from them in the years ahead.”
Taylor Wimpey West London has funded the purchase of the club’s new ground after receiving permission to build its new homes development, The Pavilions, on the club’s old ground in Wellington Road.
The new facilities have been constructed by Claude Fenton (Construction) Ltd, while Taylor Wimpey helped sponsor the launch.