Cricket Club Issue 41 - Page 55

Aston Ingham Steve Gooch of company sponsor Steve Gooch Estate Agents took the time to tell us more about their positive association with the club. He said, “Steve Gooch Estate Agents have four offices and were thirty years old this year. I think the key to our success here has been a lot of hard work. We know the market very well and work with the local people. “We always try to put back into the community by supporting local sports clubs, charities and associations as we feel that that is very important. I was with Aston Ingham CC when they were first established as one of the juniors. By coincidence two of the boundaries at their current home border my small holding. “I used to play Saturday, Sunday and mid-week and then was able to help in rebuilding the new Pavilion, overseeing the work that was done. We’re potentially looking to extend it again at some point and I still play a bit of cricket there although only a few games a year because I’m very old! “There’s a very good atmosphere at the club, with great teams that are doing very well. Hopefully they will be able to continue the good work over the coming years as it is a club that truly is at the heart of the village community.” they are ever left short on numbers through injury or work commitments they have the option of calling players up with a limited amount of disruption. Over recent years the hard work put into Aston Ingham CC has really paid dividends on and off the field with promotions, accolades for their facilities and hosting the Lashings World XI. Long may it continue! 55