Cricket Club Issue 42 - Page 37

blackley Boys Brigade, Halifax League Executive and ECB Meetings and is also hired by local people for birthday and wedding celebrations etc.” Facilities “Our facilities are always praised by visiting teams and their spectators and we pride ourselves in providing some of the best teas in the League. We host a Yorkshire Schoolboys junior match each year and they are always delighted with the facilities and catering we provide. We are an ECB ‘clubmark accredited’ club and are always looking at ways we can improve. We recently completely refurbished our clubhouse at a cost of £60k with some partial funding assistance from the ECB by way of an interest free loan and we are very pleased with the results. This was only possible because we are a ‘clubmark accredited’ club. At the moment we are in the process of erecting ball-stop netting at the far end of the ground to alleviate issues with the ball landing in the adjacent road and neighbouring garden. Through the coming winter we are planning to move the driveway from the front to the side of the club and the practice nets to the rear of the club so that the playing area can be extended.” Challenges/Ambitions “The biggest challenge is ensuring that the junior players stay with the club and progress to senior players. We currently have 3 senior teams, one of which is a Sunday Team through which we introduce juniors to senior cricket and then we hope that they will then continue to play on a Saturday for the first and second teams. Our ambition for the First team is to win the Parish Cup for the first time ever since the club was founded in 1869 and to continue to play at the highest level possible. Our ambition for Junior cricket is to continue to thrive and we also need to find volunteers to ensure that the club can fill all the positions required to enable it can keep going.” OPTION 01 Tim Hughes Kirkgate Engineering Limited have been serving industry since 1972, working for the customer – with the customer. Ashton Clough Road, Liversedge, W.Yorks, WF15 6JX Tel: 01924 402 138 Fax: 01924 410 687 OPTION 02 Suppliers to the Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food, Automotive, Agricultural, Incineration, Product- Handling, Environmental Industries & Health Authorities. Manufacturers of Machine Guarding, Conveyors, Ducting, Structures, Cabinets, Hoppers, Pipe-Work, Panelling, Hoods, Platforms, Staircases…… E-mail: Info@kirkgate-eng.co.uk Web www.kirkgate-eng.co.uk As an ISO registered company, quality is of the upmost importance to us. By building up close relationships with our clients and becoming familiar with their product, we are able to quickly adapt to changes in customer requirements and, through our experience, assist in resolving any issues or problems our clients may have. Working with our customers’ designs, we are able to manufacture in a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. We also source and work with timber, plastic and machined components. Installation can be provided to suit customer requirements. Stainless steel items can be supplied polished to a very high standard. Mild steel items can be supplied with a galvanised, paint or powder coated finish. www.sportip.biz 37