General News | 4th April 2007

CricketForce the winner at Attenborough

David Alleyne and Rob Ferley did their bit for NatWest CricketForce 2007 at the weekend - helping Attenborough CC renovate their pavilion.

NatWest CricketForce 2007 is the largest volunteering event in sport in England and Wales, with 80,000 volunteers helping redecorate more than 1,150 affiliated clubs.

Attenborough focused on redecorating their pavilion for their Third XI and Juniors section at their new ground at Chilwell School.

Their CricketForce co-ordinator Mick Aplin said: “In September 2006 we had a new square laid at the site to enable cricket to be played not only by Attenborough junior and senior sides but also for the school use.

“This, we would hope, will promote the excellent club-school links we have already established.

“There is a ‘pavilion’ on site but this has only been used for junior football in recent years and was in a very poor state of repair.

“David and Rob helped with the extensive renovation work, while 30 club volunteers put in hot water, installed a new kitchen area and improved the security with new doors.

“Attenborough are proud that, in an era when more and more cricket squares are disappearing, we have been able to create a new facility which hopefully will be used by both juniors and seniors for many years to come. We were delighted that Notts were able to help us achieve that goal.”

NatWest CricketForce generates up to £35million for club cricket every year, creating better facilities and acknowledging the work and contribution of key volunteers with community cricket clubs.

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