Cricket club plans improvements to keep up with growing membership

PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 July 2018

Tim Martin batting for Backwell Flax Bourton.

Tim Martin batting for Backwell Flax Bourton.

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Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club is applying for planning permission to make some 'much-needed' improvements to its ground.

The club, which meets in Flaxmead Main Road in Flax Bourton, wants to install a storage container and replace its outdated nets.

Planning documents submitted to North Somerset Council say: “These proposed facilities are much-needed by Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club, which has a very active and increasing membership. They will improve training opportunities for the many users of the club.”

The club runs three senior teams and its youth division has grown from 30 to 130 members in five years.

However, its cricket nets are in a state of disrepair and do not meet the standards of modern nets, as set by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Its growth means the clubhouse no longer has the room to store all the training equipment.

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