Wethersfield Cricket Club - New Practice Net opened by Graham Napier
Graham Napier made an unusual appearance in Wethersfield on Sunday 21 May. Graham had agreed to officially open Wethersfield Cricket Club’s new practice net on the playing field, but following an operation the previous Sunday to have his appendix removed, he was unable to travel. So instead, during the tea interval of Wethersfield’s match against Helions Bumpstead, Graham appeared to the assembled crowd on facetime and his voice was relayed by Bluetooth to a portable speaker.
David Holliday, the captain of Wethersfield Cricket Club, thanked Mr Fothergills Seeds of Newmarket, the Essex Cricket and Community Trust, and Essex County Council Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) for their generous donations to the project.
Councillor John Aldridge, the Chairman of Essex County Council who appeared, in person, explained that through CIF the Council were able to give back some of our council tax to support local community projects. He expressed a wish that the practice net would encourage more people, and in particular, young people to play cricket. This view was warmly endorsed by those present.
Wethersfield CC’s practice nights are on Thursday each week and new members are always welcome.