The president of Knockin & Kinnerley Cricket Club has commended the work of the club’s groundsman during lockdown.

Charles Roberts has given credit to groundsman, Paul Higginson, for his work to ensure the field at the Nursery Ground is in its best possible condition for the next match, whenever that may be played.

The club has also received planning permission for an extension to the pavilion which will include ladies’ dressing rooms and showers for the new ladies team.

Charles said: “Paul has been very busy and they’ve got the pitch looking immaculate.

“He’s excelled himself, the field is test match standard at the moment, it’s just a shame there’s no cricket to play.

“We have great pride in the club here, and the way it looks currently is down to him, he’s so dedicated.

“It’s a credit to him, and we now know once Boris [Johnson] is ready, we’re ready.”

Teams in the Shropshire County Cricket League are awaiting an announcement regarding the upcoming season, in relation to COVID-19.