Lowerhouse Cricket Club are to benefit from further investment in their Cricket School from the club’s life patron Harry Brooks.
Former councillor Brooks has donated another £2,000 to the Lancashire League champions, and he said: “Lowerhouse’s achievement over the past 10 years in building one of the finest junior set-ups in the country, and in my opinion the best across the whole of Lancashire, means I count it a real privilege to help through funding the Harry Brooks Cricket Foundation.
“In the coming season there will be 13 junior sides for players between seven and 17, and 135 registered junior players, with each youngster having access to between 50 and 75 hours of coaching during the summer in addition to a winter programme.
“All this has contributed to Lowerhouse becoming a dominant force in Lancashire League cricket, and the Lowehouse junior project reflects real credit on the town.”
Lowerhouse Managing Director Matt Stansfield added: “As we enter the second season of the Harry Brooks Cricket Foundation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Harry for his continued support on behalf of everybody at Lowerhouse.”