Nets open for action

England international cricketer Arran Brindle officially opened the all-weather nets at Rase Park, watched by Club Chairman Mark Robinson, senior player Graeme Bell and some of the growing number of women cricketers
England international cricketer Arran Brindle officially opened the all-weather nets at Rase Park, watched by Club Chairman Mark Robinson, senior player Graeme Bell and some of the growing number of women cricketers

MARKET Rasen’s cricket club has officially opened its new practice nets.

England international Arran Brindle went along to Rase Park to declare the nets open and also hold a batting masterclass for the growing number of women cricketers based at the club.

The town club is the first in the county to have a ladies team playing in the league – where they will play as a ladies team against the men.

A number of the women cricketers also play for Lincolnshire Ladies.

The two-bay all-weather nets facility was made possible with a grant from the England and Wales Cricket Board, ECB, which the club received, in part, as recognition of the massive strides they have taken in women’s cricket over the past few years.

And club chairman Mark Robinson praised the work done by club secretary Catherine Fussey.

“It was Catherine’s energy and inspiration that helped the club apply for and be successful in obtaining the ECB grant.