SPADE WORK: Wellsway School
cricket team are celebrating an MCC grant which will go towards a
new cricket square. Pictured at Keynsham CC are (from left):
MCC captain John Courtney, Richard May, of Wellsway School, Simon
White, deputy head of Wellsway, and Mark Branton, Wellsway cricket
captain PICTURE: Marie Huggins
MCC pitch in for new Wellsway square
School's senior cricket team met an MCC XI at Keynsham this week for
a match to celebrate a £8,500 MCC Foundation grant to lay a new
cricket square. Construction on the new square will begin this
autumn and it should be ready for use from the end of next summer
and in full use by 2009.
It will be
used by students at Wellsway and teams from Keynsham Cricket Club
with which Wellsway has had a close association for many years.
Wellsway lost its main square following the construction of a new
artificial pitch in 2005 and ever since it has been a priority to
create a new square.
Head of boys'
PE, David Green, said: "Cricket has always been strong at Wellsway
despite the lack of a proper pitch in recent years. The new square
will further enhance our potential achievement in cricket."
Andrea Arlidge added: "I am delighted that the MCC have given us
this award which recognises the strength of cricket at Wellsway and
the strong links that we have with Keynsham Cricket Club. The new
pitch will benefit not just our own students, but the local
community as well."