Lowerhouse aim to raise bar after backing from former councillor

Lowerhouse Cricket Club have announced the Harry Brooks Cricket Foundation

Lowerhouse Cricket Club have announced the Harry Brooks Cricket Foundation

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Lowerhouse Cricket Club have announced a major boost for their junior coaching, with the establishment of the Harry Brooks Cricket Foundation.

Lowerhouse director Mark Whitehead, who was pivotal in the arrangement, said: “We are enormously grateful for this investment from Harry.

“It is marvellous to have a generous local benefactor supporting our cause.

“We spend between £5,000 and £8,000 per year on our juniors, and while the parents dig deep into their pockets, the club has to find a huge sum also .

“This is a tremendous help to us and will guarantee that we can continue to strive to give the children the best coaching, the best training and the optimum game opportunities that we possibly can.

“We think with this investment that we can raise the bar higher, and as a starting point we will increase our junior sides to 14 this season.”

Brooks, who will fund the foundation, added: “ It did my heart good to see the kids enjoying their cricket and to support this good work.

“It was a delight to see the youngsters learning the game and clearly enjoying themselves.”