Published at 09:10, Monday, 23 July 2012
WITH the wet summer playing havoc with this season’s programme, Tynedale Cricket Club are looking to reduce the number of games cancelled due to the rain.
And they have been helped in their goal by a £1,600 boost from Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest Fund to purchase much needed equipment.
The Priors Flat club will use the money to provide rain covers and a water hog – a device to remove standing water – to improve their chances of getting games played.
There are over 100 juniors participating in the club’s activities and they aim to attract more by improving their facilities. Recently, Tyne replaced their outdoor practice nets and purchased a new mower from their own pocket.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.