New beg-innings for Earls Barton residents as cricket pitch is in full swing

“Investing into local communities is an extremely important part of building a new housing development"

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 3:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 3:40 pm

David Wilson Homes is celebrating a new milestone at its Earls Barton development with the completion of a brand new cricket pitch.

The Wickets, located on Main Road, is now home to the sporting facility alongside a new community of 280 properties, 67 per cent of which are now occupied.

As part of its planning agreement, the developer is bringing a £2.4 million investment into the area via the new homes scheme.

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Specific contributions include £50,000 towards healthcare, nearly £1.5 million towards primary education in the area and £600,000 towards sports and community.

The new cricket pitch at the Grange Field will be used and managed by Earls Barton Cricket Club, who run extensive coaching and training for children from the age of five to 18, as well as adult ‘weekend' teams.

Residents will be welcomed to join as members, whether that be playing or social.

John Dillon, managing director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “Investing into local communities is an extremely important part of building a new housing development and we are thrilled to see the progress made on the new cricket pitch at The Wickets.

Site manager Wayne in front of the cricket pitch at The Wickets in Earls Barton

“As a five star housebuilder, we pride ourselves on our commitment to the local community and strive to support it wherever we can.

“We’ve really enjoyed seeing new residents enjoy their homes at The Wickets and are now looking forward to witnessing local people using the cricket pitch for many years to come.”

For more information on The Wickets, or to make an appointment with one of the Sales Advisers, visit or call 033 3355 8486.

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