In November, I blogged about the Aviva Community Fund, which awards funding for community projects across the country. You can read the post here. So, I was pleased to learn that Maori Oxshott Cricket Club has been awarded £1,000 towards the installation of a new Astro wicket surface at their ground on Steel’s Lane, Oxshott. The club had already raised an impressive £7,000 themselves, and the extra boost from the Aviva Community Fund has enabled them to reach their target. The new Astro surface is more durable than the old grass one, which has suffered wear and tear over the years. The Astro wicket will save money in the long-term, and enable practice sessions and some matches to take place in bad weather conditions.
Maori Oxshott Cricket Club is open to cricketers of all ages and abilities, from age 4 to 80, and is located in the heart of the village. The new wicket is due to be installed ready for the beginning of the 2018 season. You can read more about the club here.