Uplyme cricketers bowled over by donation

PUBLISHED: 15:01 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:51 12 July 2018

Carnival committee acting  chairman Alex Heath,  (left) and treasurer Sharon Ward, present a cheque to cricket club chairman Ian Thomas. Picture SUBMITTED

Carnival committee acting chairman Alex Heath, (left) and treasurer Sharon Ward, present a cheque to cricket club chairman Ian Thomas. Picture SUBMITTED

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Carnival committee gives £1,500 to help struggling club

Cash-strapped Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club’s future is looking more secure – thanks to a generous donation.

After hearing of its financial difficulties members of Lyme Regis Carnival Committee have presented them with a cheque for £1,500.

Chairman Alex Heath said: “I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet members of the club recently - members are so clearly not just passionate about cricket but also totally committed to ensuring future generations of young people from Lyme and Uplyme can continues to have the opportunity to play on a traditional English cricket green. The carnival committee is pleased to support this valued community club.”

Ian Thomas, chairman of the cricket, club thanked the carnival committee and said: “As an amateur club, run totally by unpaid volunteers, cost pressures in providing necessary equipment and sunning costs have escalated rapidly.

“The club is very grateful to the carnival committee for its generous donation.”

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