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Cricket club may get new lease of life with £70k makeover

‘Wrecked and ruined’ practice lanes could be replaced to the benefit of young Penarth cricketers

PLANS to revitalise the Penarth’s community’s cricket and tennis facilities have been approved by the town council.

Penarth Cricket Club will now apply for grants of about £70,000 to build four netted cricket lanes and give the next-door tennis courts a makeover.

“We have needed this since 2017,” says club chairman Mark Frost. 

With over 450 members of all ages, including 350 junior players, the club has struggled to cope for years. 

Mr Frost said that as the junior members get older the need for safer and better resources increased.

Mr Frost said if the club can secure the money the project would make better use of the land and increase community activity. 

Town councillor Anthony Ernest strongly supports the plans.

Penarth Athletic Field’s tennis courts

“It will bring back beneficial use of the former tennis courts which have been inactive for a number of years at this location, and revitalise the space for leisure related activity,” said Coun Ernest. 

Now the club has the council’s approval it can apply for grants to finance the project.