A CRICKET club in Oswestry has purchased all-new equipment for its junior teams to enjoy after receiving a grant from a local sports group.

Oswestry Sports Forum awarded the grant of £250 to Cae Glas Cricket Club to help with funding for new Kwik-Cricket sets.

The sets have been used in training sessions with Woodside Primary School and are now in use for the club’s All Stars Summer Taster sessions.

John Clarke, organising the junior sessions, is encouraging young people interested in sport to get involved over the summer.

He said: “Cricket is a great sport. You can enjoy playing cricket from age seven to 70.

“It requires all different skills for bowling, batting and fielding and so everyone can find something they’re good at.

“Cricket clubs are famous for their good social life too. Maybe that’s because, with matches lasting three or four hours, you have time to make close friends with your team-mates.

“We are offering these All Stars summer holiday sessions to let local kids have a go and enjoy themselves.”

Cae Glas Cricket Club is located on Gatacre Playing Fields, opposite Oswestry Hillfort.

The remaining All Stars sessions run between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesdays, August 4, 11 and 18.

They are free of charge to any child aged between five and 12 who are interested in giving cricket a go.

For more information, contact sacha.lee@shropshirecricketboard.co.uk or turn up to one of the sessions at Gatacre Playing Field.

Oswestry Sports Forum awards grants to clubs and individuals who live or train within 10 miles of Oswestry, to support their sport.

Visit their website at www.oswestrysportsforum.org.uk to download an application form.