Martin Read – Sports Reporter
Exciting times lie ahead for Southwater Sports Club – the new ground, opposite the church (further up Church Lane from the old separate cricket and football pitches) is in an advanced stage of preparation.
Treasurer of the Club, Peter Osborne, saying: “After 128 years we shall soon be saying goodbye to the old cricket ground and sports club when we move into our state of the art two storey clubhouse with, for the first time, our cricket, football and tennis facilities all on one site, with indoor areas for darts, billiards and pool. We shall have four large screens showing TV sport and weekly Bingo sessions. The new clubhouse will be open seven days a week with excellent bar prices and the kitchen operating from Thursdays to Sundays with a varied menu.”
Commenting on the highly impressive new sports and social provision, aided by 100 Club fund raising and grants, President of Southwater Cricket Club, former stalwart batsman David Ball, told the District Post: “Levelling work commenced two and a half years ago after discussions on the proposed development had begun right back in 1999! So, we are all very much looking forward to the season ahead, our first at the new ground – this is a big leap forward for the Club – and for Southwater.”
And, Peter Osborne concluded by asking: “Why not become a member? Annual family membership is just £15 while the children are under 18 and the Over 60s can join for the bargain price of just £1 a year! So, pop in to see us – we always look forward to welcoming existing and new members at the Club!”
Southwater Sports Club, Church Lane – 01403 730345