More club works and medals keep Micklehurst busy after season end

THE final ball may have been bowled in the 2018 cricket season at Micklehurst, but there will still be plenty of activity at Richmond Hill.

After last winter’s floods, the club carried out remedial repairs to make the clubhouse waterproof.

Now efforts will be concentrated on the interior with a new ceiling and floor earmarked as well as redecorating.

Club official Mark Woodhead explained there will be a lot of work to do, but co-ordinating it will be important.

“Obviously we want the work done as quickly as possible as the longer the clubhouse is shut the more revenue we will lose,” he explained.

A review of the club’s first season in the Greater Manchester Cricket League will be given to those attending the club’s annual meeting in the clubhouse on Sunday, November 18, at 5.30pm.

Mark added the club has had an excellent season in securing new sponsorship.

He said: “We are immensely grateful and the sponsorship helped us as we lost revenue when the club was forced to close for a fortnight due to the moorland fires.

“We also had to spend on big items that weren’t budgeted for like £3,000 on a new boiler and £1,000 making remedial repairs to the scorebox.

Declan Mainwearing with his awards

“All told, however, we have had a good year in terms of finances.”

The club’s seniors’ presentation night takes place at the club on Friday, November 9 at 7.30pm.
The juniors recently had their presentation night which was well attended.

Mark, who is heavily involved with the juniors, added the club is looking to grow the section even more as it represents its future.

He said: “The juniors have been a major success and a positive and it was superb to see so many faces at the presentation night.

“We are looking for them to return and grow the juniors even more and may be look to enter winter leagues.

“We have some talented juniors and I cannot underestimate how crucial it is to continue to grow junior numbers.”

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