Club hit for six as wind destroys roof

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 November 2013

Cricket club chairman Mike Farrell.

Cricket club chairman Mike Farrell.

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HIGH winds at the weekend caused havoc for some living in North Somerset.

Cricket club chairman Mike Farrell.Cricket club chairman Mike Farrell.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service was called to more than 40 weather-related incidents over night on Saturday, with strong winds causing a number of trees and electricity poles to fall down.

In Easton-in-Gordano, members of the village cricket club were devastated to see the new roof recently fitted to their clubhouse off Martcombe Road had been ripped off and blown into a neighbouring field.

The club had worked hard to raise the £7,000 needed to install the replacement roof, with their efforts simply blown away in one evening.

In Clevedon, a high tide and winds led to The Beach being closed to traffic as waves smashed over the sea wall and, in Congresbury, a small electricity pole fell into some trees causing a fire and leaving some homes without power.


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