Potters Bar students’ cricket marathon
ENGLAND’S cricketers may have bowed out of the World Cup after a rollercoaster few weeks in the tournament, meanwhile youngsters in Potters Bar have put in a number of hours at the crease themselves.
Students at Mount Grace held a cricket marathon to aid funding for a new pitch at the Church Road school.
A grant from the Lords’ Taverners and support from local councillors pocketed the school �3,000, but the figure was still some �2,750 short of the sum needed for the project.
So keen pupils came together to take part in the organised sponsored indoor cricket marathon.
The event helped raise almost �1,000, which now enables work on the artificial cricket pitch to begin over the Easter holidays for the start of the new cricket season.
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Darren Roberts, head of PE, told the Potters Bar Edition: “Thanks to a grant from the Lords’ Taverners and the support of local councillors we had almost raised enough money.
“Now, with the generosity of the pupils and their families at this sponsored event, we are able to progress with installing the new wicket.”
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The school is planning to host a grand opening event in early summer to acknowledge their thanks to those concerned.