LIONS batted their way to success after donating money to young sports stars to buy new equipment.

Young cricketers in Alvanley can now practice with ease after the charitable group gave them a generous donation to repair their automated bowling machine.

The Lions presented the youngsters with a cheque to buy special balls for the machine which helps the nine to 13-year-olds practice.

Margaret Marsh, secretary of the Helsby and Frodsham Lions said: “It was good to see the young cricketers in action.”

The Lions meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm at the Railway Inn and welcome new members.