Claverham Cricket Club thanks theclub in Congresbury for helping grown game in village

Claverham Cricket Club has thanked theclub for its 'generous' financial backing.

Claverham Cricket Club has thanked theclub for its 'generous' financial backing. - Credit: Archant

A village cricket club has thanked a North Somerset health club for a decade of sponsorship and says the financial assistance it has received has helped to grow the game.

Claverham Cricket Club has enjoyed on-field success in recent years, but it has been boosted off the field by theclub, at Congresbury’s DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House.

The children’s and women’s teams in particular have benefited from the fitness centre’s support.

Roger Copeland, chairman of Claverham cricket Club, said theclub’s backing had made a big difference in recent years.

He added: “On behalf of everyone at the cricket club I would like to say a huge thank you to theclub at Cadbury House for its generous support over the past decade.

“We have recognised for some time that one of our responsibilities is to provide cricket for anyone in the area that wants to give it a go.

“Even though our 1st XI men’s side have grabbed all the headlines with back-to-back promotions to reach the WEPL Premier league for the first time in our 112-year history, it’s probably the development of a ladies’ cricket team and this season a girls’ cricket squad that we are equally enthusiastic about.

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“Without the support of theclub we wouldn’t be able to run as many teams as we do and we look forward to the next 10 years.”

Jason Eaton, group director at theclub said it was great to see a local sports team doing so well and is happy the gym complex has played a part.

He said: “We love getting involved in the local community and sponsoring nearby organisations is the perfect way to show our support. Claverham Cricket Club has a fantastic set up and we’re delighted to help out.

“The club runs 11 teams providing a fantastic outlet for a wide range of ages and abilities.

“The number of players involved is amazing and forms an integral part of the local community.

“Without it Claverham and the surrounding area would lose a vital facility and is why it’s important for businesses like ours to get involved.”