Published Wednesday, 10 October 2018

A local cricket club will keep batting and bowling at the village green in Grayswood for another 40 years after Waverley Borough Council’s Executive granted a lease extension.

Weekend cricket on the green has become a focal point for the local community, as the club use the ground under the terms of a 10 year lease, due to expire in November. Thanks to the decision, made at the Executive Committee meeting on Monday evening, the club will remain on the grounds at the heart of the village and will also have greater long term security. This will help it to apply for grant funding and make improvements to the facilities.

 

Part of Grayswood Green, including some of the cricket ground outfield, is owned by the National Trust but managed by Waverley Borough Council, which will continue to maintain it. The cricket club will remain responsible for the upkeep of the cricket square, practice nets and score box.