Fylde Cricket Club strikes up lasting relationship with Redrow
Everybody loves good neighbours, and that is exactly what Redrow Homes and Fylde Cricket Club have become.
Since starting work on homes in Poulton-le-Fylde, over three years ago, we have provided £5,000 to the club, which plays on the pitches next door.
Keith Moore, cricket chair at Fylde CC said: “Back in 2016, club president Bill Robinson raised concerns that the new Redrow homes may be damaged by flyaway cricket balls. Redrow worked with the club and decided to erect a higher fence and plant new trees to shield the new homes. Subsequently, they contacted us to explore further ways in which we could work together.
“It’s been great to have this ongoing relationship with Redrow. They’ve sponsored us £5,000 over the last three years - money that has been very greatly received.”
The cricket club, located on Moorland Road, is home to both senior and junior teams and has over 100 members that range in ages from nine to 70 years.
“Redrow works hard to engage with the communities in which it builds and so it was our pleasure to make a donation of £1,500 for the 2019 season,” said Lesley Myers, sales manager at Redrow Homes’ Lancashire division.
Redrow has sponsored the club £1,500 per season for the last three seasons and donated a further £500 for benches and new kits.
During the last season, Fylde CC enjoyed what was ultimately a successful season, with the first team winning three of their last four games to escape relegation from the Premier Division. BBC Radio Lancashire ran a feature on the club in their final instalment of their 'Inside Edge' cricket show in September.
The club has bold ambitions to continue to invest and improve facilities for both playing and non-playing members.
Even though the season has drawn to a close it has ‘Winter Nets’ sessions starting on November 15 for seniors, and ‘Junior Nets’ session starting on January 24, which proved popular with its young and up and coming members last year.
Lesley added: “Helping local sports teams such as Fylde Cricket Club is testament to Redrow’s commitment to support thriving communities. We have a responsibility not only to deliver high quality homes but to support the wider community.”
The club is a huge part of the local community and it regularly hosts social events including charity days. It also hosted the Lancashire junior finals, regional school finals and a Weeton Army Officers game this season, which brought audiences from outside the local area.
We are currently building homes at Oldfield Park just off Carr Head Lane. There are currently three and four-bedroom detached homes available from £229,995 and Redrow can help with a range of incentives to help smooth the move to a brand-new home.
To find out more about the homes available see www.redrow.co.uk/oldfield, call 01253 923142 or visit the development which is open from 10am to 5.30pm every day except Wednesday.