NESTON CC has received £47,000 to revamp its outdoor training nets facilities.
The money has come as a Development Fund grant from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The improved four-bay training area will be used to develop up-and-coming talent and improve the technique of current players.
Neston chairman Phil Davis said: “Everyone at the club was elated when we were awarded the grant.
“The quality of our practice facilities was very poor and an upgrade was a priority.
“The new synthetic practice area has been laid to a high specification and means we can meet our aim of providing good, safe pitches for the development of more than 100 junior cricketers we have attached to the club.”
The new area will also be used for local schoolchildren to get a taste for the game. Neston works with six schools as part of the Chance to Shine programme and the facilities will allow for more structured coaching to take place with these children.
“We are really grateful to the ECB for their most generous support,” said Davis.
“We could not afford the new facility from our own resources and we regard the grant as an investment in cricket at the club for the future.”
The Community Club Development Programme which provided the grant was created by Sport England and the Government to develop stronger links between clubs and communities.