Loddington and Mawsley cricketers bowled over by grand donation

The club plans to provide a safe and playable surface for the community when cricket can restart

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 5:17 pm

A village cricket club will be able to start planning vital improvements, thanks to a £1,000 donation from a regional housebuilder.

Loddington and Mawsley Cricket Club is receiving the funding from Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme, which was set up to support local good causes.

The club, based in Loddington, plans to provide a safe and playable surface for the community when cricket can restart.

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l-r Martin Prowse, Persimmon Homes Midlands adoptions co-ordinator Brian Penn, James Coles, Loddington and Mawsley Cricket Club captain Liam Flecknor, and Calum Plowright.

Claire Dearsley, sales director for Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Village sports teams are an important part of the fabric of their community, bringing people together and providing a focus for local life.

"We understand how hard it is for clubs to fundraise at this time, so we are pleased to be able to help Loddington and Mawsley Cricket Club fund their ground improvements.”

Over the past two seasons their coaching nets have become too worn out for use, with the frame no longer fitting properly and weeds growing through the surface.

Persimmon’s donation will help towards the club’s plans to improve the area, ensuring children’s games and daily coaching can take place safely.

Claire added: “Persimmon Midlands makes two donations of up to £1,000 every month.

"We look forward to receiving many more Community Champions applications from groups who are making a real difference to the lives of local people.”

The online application form can be found at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity