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Changing times for hard-working Adwalton

Changing times for hard-working Adwalton

Adwalton may be a small club but they have big plans to mark their 150th anniversary with a major upgrade of their changing facilities.

The Division Two outfit want to increase the size of the existing changing rooms as well as improving the toilet and shower facilities.

They are also seeking planning permission to create a third changing room for the use of women and girls and a new room for umpires with its own shower.

Club officials have been in discussion with Steve Archer from the Yorkshire Cricket Board and Suzanne Redfern of the ECB regarding their planning criteria and accessibility issues.

Club official Ian Lindley said: “Hopefully we will be in a position to start a phased development later this year.

“Much of the work will be done by club members and when complete this will give us a facility that will see us meeting the needs of 21st century cricket.”

Adwalton will be meeting the cost of the project from their own fund-raising efforts which has been the way they have continually developed their facilities over the past 10 years.

It is something they are rightly proud of and demonstrates a real commitment that fits nicely with the league’s Raising Standards initiative.

Lindley adds: “I recently saw the list of impressive improvements that Morley had made over the past 10 years which they posted on their website. It made to reflect on the work we had done over a similar period and I think it is good when clubs can celebrate their achievements.

“A lot of the improvements have been carried out by our hard-working members who have also raised the money for each of the projects.”







Here is the list of upgrades Adwalton have made.

  • Built two storey digital scoreboard and groundsman’s store.
  • Constructed a disabled toilet.
  • Installed a replacement practice surface.
  • Installed new outside decking.
  • Purchased 15 long-lasting recycled benches.
  • Completely refurbished the clubhouse creating a new bar area and toilet development.
  • Purchased new digital till system.
  • Installing a new central heating system.
  • Purchased ground covers.
  • Purchased a batting cage.
  • Purchased a beer cellar cooling system.
  • New UPVC windows fitted throughout the club.
  • Installed new ball stop netting on Walton Drive side of ground.
  • Club Mark achieved.
  • Put coaches through courses and increased number of players.
  • Put out two senior teams and various juniors on a regular basis.
  • All Stars programme successfully started.
  • Installed new ball stop netting at Moorside Green side of ground.
  • Bought replacement Toro outfield mower.
  • Installed new field drainage.
  • Put out two senior teams and various juniors on a regular basis.

It is a list of achievements that Adwalton can be rightly proud of.

Watch out for Reg Nelson's feature on Adwalton's 150th anniversary