James opens new Sidcup cricket square

James Brokenshire has recently opened the newly relayed cricket square at Sidcup Cricket Club, giving local youngsters and adults at the club a sustainable environment on which to play and ensuring the future of some of our local cricket teams.

Funding for the new square was provided by Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields initiative, which is investing £28million of National Lottery funding into improving community sports facilities that have become waterlogged or are falling into a state of disrepair. So far, 399 facilities the length and breadth of the country have been improved through six rounds of awards.

Commenting after his visit to the Club, James said:

“The financial support provided by Sport England into Sidcup Cricket Club is fantastic news. The club has an incredible record of identifying and nurturing talented cricketers and does great work in encouraging youngsters to play the game. This money shouldn’t simply be seen as an investment in grounds facilities; it is an investment in young people in Bexley getting involved in sport now and in the future.”