Thursday, 24 June 2021

Former Test player to unveil cricket pitch

FORMER England cricketer Angus Fraser will unveil Harpsden Cricket Club’s new pitch next Saturday.

The pitch, off Harpsden Way, has been improved as part of a £175,000 renovation project.

The work included moving the pitch, building new youth facilities for junior teams and refurbishing the 100-year-old pavilion.

The money was raised through donations from the John Hodges Trust for Harpsden Hall, Sport England, South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council. The club raised £4,500 in August when six players, Horatio Cary, Alfred Cary, Adam Birkett, Zac Jones, Sasha Burgess and Toby Stevens, took part in Tough Guy, a 12-mile obstacle course race, in Wolverhampton.

The club, which turned 125 last year, will mark the opening with a match between a chairman’s XI and president’s XI, starting at 2pm.

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