Cash boost for cricket club

PUBLISHED: 10:56 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:56 14 September 2017

Chris Kivell with �1,000 from Swinton Group.

Chris Kivell with �1,000 from Swinton Group.

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A junior cricket team from Nailsea is celebrating after winning a community hero award.

To mark its diamond anniversary, insurance broker Swinton Group launched a search to find 10 diamonds who make a difference in their communities.

Chris Kivell won the award and a £1,000 grant for his dedication in coaching two junior teams at Nailsea Cricket Club, where he spends four evenings a week training, umpiring and setting up matches.

Speaking about his award, Chris said: “The competition is a great way to celebrate the good work happening in local communities and the donation will make a huge difference to our club.

“We plan to use the money to buy new training equipment.

“This will make the sessions more fun for the juniors and will help to improve their skills at a faster rate, allowing them to get involved in match days.”

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