Cricket club call

SSE Ferrybridge Cricket Club is recruiting more members before the new pitch at the power plant is officially launched.'Pictured L/R: Keith Lumb, Jon Storey and Steve Walters from the club.
SSE Ferrybridge Cricket Club is recruiting more members before the new pitch at the power plant is officially launched.'Pictured L/R: Keith Lumb, Jon Storey and Steve Walters from the club.

CRICKETERS in Ferrybridge are hoping their new facilities will put them in the running to attract more players.

Ferrybridge C Power Station Cricket Club – made up of employees and local residents – is on the lookout for new members before its state-of-the-art pavilion and pitch is opened at the Stranglands Lane power station in the summer.

Jon Storey, club member, said: “It’s a friendly and supportive club which everybody enjoys playing for. The cricket season is nearly upon us again and after success last year we’re looking for new players.”

The club – which has two teams in the Pontefract and District League – practices at Knottingley High School’s indoor sports hall on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm and will move to the new facilities when they are completed in the summer.

In the meantime, the teams will hold their matches at Newton Hill Cricket Club in Wakefield and Eggborough power station.

Energy supplier SSE – which operates the station – has funded the new facilities after the old pitch was earmarked for use during construction work on the power station’s new multi-fuel project.

For more information visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/ferrybridgecpowerstationcc or call Mr Storey on 07825 014345.