MP opens new pavilion

Nigel Mills MP at the opening of Alfreton CC's new pavilion
Nigel Mills MP at the opening of Alfreton CC's new pavilion

Alfreton Cricket Club’s new pavilion building and refurbished clubhouse has been officially opened by Nigel Mills, Amber Valley’s MP.

The opening of the building is a culmination of several years of planning by the club, involving the securing of grant funding from multiple local and national bodies.

All of the funders have been impressed with the club’s development plans, which followed a period of consultation with the community.

There were also requests from sports clubs, community groups and local schools, who would like to use the building as a base for activities such as orienteering and nature studies, but found themselves constrained by their current lack of facilities.

The club will be holding a series of open evening events with community groups that have expressed an interest to use the facility.

These events will help the club work with those groups to increase the use of the facility.

Anyone wishing to play cricket or would like to know more about the potential uses of the facility please contact mattspencer@sky.com for further details.

Alfreton Cricket Club’s chairman, Chris Slater, said: “We are delighted to have completed the redevelopment of the clubs facilities.

“It means the club can progress with its plans to establish the new facility as a valuable asset for the town and borough. “

Chris Slater concluded: “On behalf of Alfreton Cricket Club, I would like to thank all of our funders for the support they have shown us and to thank Nigel Mills for his personal support and for performing the official opening ceremony.”

Alfreton CC’s first team is currently competing in the Derbyshire Premier League.

To find out how they got on on Saturday, see below for a match report.