Cricket fans in Cheshire have reason to rejoice this summer as the county’s 127-year-old Tattenhall Cricket Club unveils a new electronic scoreboard and prepares to host its first junior cricket tournament.

The club’s latest enhancements have been made possible following a three-year sponsorship deal with Inspired Villages, developers of a new 151-apartment luxury retirement village at Frog Lane in Tattenhall . The new scoreboard and junior tournament were officially launched over the weekend (Sunday, June 5) as the club hosted the fixture between Cheshire and Wiltshire as part of the Unicorns Championship 2016.

Inspired Villages Tattenhall is the product of a joint venture partnership between English Care Villages and Places for People. When its first phase opens in the autumn, the site will be at the cutting edge of retirement living, encouraging its residents to lead active lifestyles and pursue new hobbies.

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Sales and marketing director of Inspired Villages James Cobb said: “Our Cheshire village will be at the leading edge of luxury retirement for the over 65s. It’s all about celebrating life; whether that’s through participating in cultural activities and sports such as cricket, or simply taking the opportunity to spectate and enjoy the thrill of being in the audience.

Tattenhall junior cricketer Ethan Evans, Inspired Villages sales and marketing director James Cobb, Tattenhall first team captain Stuart Sadler and Phil Boothroyd of Inspired Villages
Tattenhall junior cricketer Ethan Evans, Inspired Villages sales and marketing director James Cobb, Tattenhall first team captain Stuart Sadler and Phil Boothroyd of Inspired Villages

“As such, it’s an absolute pleasure to show our support for Tattenhall Cricket Club. The new scoreboard is a fantastic addition to the cricket ground whilst the upcoming junior cricket tournament will be a great opportunity for Cheshire’s next generation of talent.”

Chairman of Tattenhall Cricket Club Alex Sandland said: “Through the support of Inspired Villages, we’re delighted to upgrade the scoreboard facility and to bring a junior cricket tournament to our grounds for the very first time.

“The timing of this coincides with an exciting summer ahead, which started this month with the Cheshire vs. Wiltshire fixture. This is the first time such a game has been awarded to Tattenhall and a fantastic opportunity to showcase our unique rural setting and excellent facilities.”

Tattenhall Junior Cricket Festival will be held for the first time on Sunday, July 24, for U9 and U11 age groups. There will be eight teams in each six-a-side softball game and over 120 junior cricketers from Cheshire clubs will be involved. The tournament will be publicised on the cricket club’s website.

Once complete, Inspired Villages in Tattenhall will include a range of amenities for its residents including the Serenity wellness spa and gymnasium, the Tattenhall brasserie with alfresco seating areas, the Castle deli-shop-café, the Chapters library, as well as an on-site health and beauty salon.

Phase one of Inspired Tattenhall will launch later this year with 48 luxurious apartments. Inspired Villages provides many types of accommodation for the over 65s and prices for a two-bed apartment in phase one range from £299,000 to £516,000.

Anyone interested in finding out more can call Tattenhall Village adviser Trish Rooney on 07469 856 190. Alternatively, call into the marketing suite, which is open from 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday. For more information: www.inspiredvillages.co.uk.