A Norfolk cricket club is making sure everyone is welcome to its ground this season. 

Bradenham Cricket Club, near Dereham, has just finished improving its pavilion and surrounds on Bradenham Green, near Dereham.

The project was possible thanks to the club’s successful application for a match funding grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation, and it was administered by Breckland Council.

The work has been undertaken by M. Neave Carpentry and Building Services with the main projects being a ramp for disabled access, refurbishment of toilet facilities (including baby changing facilities), new internal doors and improvements to changing rooms and flooring.

As well as the pavilion's balcony given a fresh coat of paint for an overall fresh feel ahead of the new season. Throughout the project, the club has received excellent support from Lorraine Varney, community enabler at Breckland Council.

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Tim Evans, club chairman, said: “We’re proud of our ‘traditional’ wooden pavilion at the club but by its very nature, maintenance from time to time is necessary. 

“The grant has allowed us to complete necessary work and we are very grateful to the Norfolk Community Foundation and Breckland Council for their help and support.

"The club is also grateful to all its sponsors who also contribute greatly to the club's many expenses throughout the year.”

Eastern Daily Press: Bradenham Cricket Club plays its home games at The GreenBradenham Cricket Club plays its home games at The Green (Image: Tim Evans)

Bradenham CC’s first team and A team play in Divisions 1 and 6 of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance respectively. There is also a ladies' team with around 30 female members.

The club also has a Sunday team, a mid-week team and a thriving junior section. 

Anyone interested in joining any of these sections – or just interested in the club socially – can contact Mr Evans in the first instance on 07717 477453.