Further fundraising likely for Hyde CC renovations

HYDE Cricket and Squash Club has been told it faces another five-figure bill to further renovate its facilities.

The Werneth Low-based side has already spent more than £100,000 on upgrading several aspects, including outdoor nets, toilets, squash courts and the clubhouse.

Hyde Cricket and Squash Club

But further fundraising looks certain to be needed after it was given an estimated cost of £15,000 for a complete restoration of the playing surface and work on its Polytunnel.

Work has been ongoing to renovate the clubhouse, with a new sign being donated and rendering work hoped to happen in February.

It is believed the eventual cost will be in the region of £50,000 and remained on budget, despite several setbacks and additional costs.

In a newsletter, a club spokesman said it is, ‘largely due to the amount of voluntary work undertaken by a small group of helpers.’

That goes on top of the £30,000 invested on outdoor nets and £25,000 each on new toilets, including baby changing and disabled facilities and the squash courts and changing rooms.Despite the third national lockdown, Hyde still has plans to hold a coaching course in the February half-term holidays.

And Friday night coaching sessions are tentatively booked in to start on April 16.

However, both are under review given the changing circumstances, especially the half-term course.

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