Thanks to the Sports England grant, supported by C.B.C. and Calne Council, the 3 new mats arrived on Wednesday morning, along with new scoreboards. A lot of excitement was generated and some members were there to see the C.S.M.B.C. Secretary, Stuart Beard, deliver the first wood. Needless to say he only managed to get it just past the centre block !
Stuart said the club had made great strides since its start last October and thanked all members (now approaching a total of 40) for their support. Stuart said ” It is an exciting time for the club and who knows what the future holds” .He also thanked John and Ann Harris for running the summer season, whilst he is bowling out in the open air.
The 2 old mats are now in storage awaiting their fate. It is hoped that a local school might take them as there are no plans for recovering any cost and they will come free with 2 jacks, fenders, centre blocks and mats.