SAUGHALL Cricket Club celebrated the opening of its new ground on Sunday with a special ceremony and a match against a ‘Saughall Legends’ team.
Former Sheriff of Chester and parish councillor Andrew Storrar was at the crease to cut the ribbon to officially open the fantastic new playing facilities at Golden Jubilee Park in Fiddlers Lane.
In his speech, he thanked the parish council and ‘Mr Saughall’ Brian Huxley for all of their hard work in delivering the project and wished the club all the best for an exciting future.
The first match at the new ground proved to be a classic as the Legends batted first and made 153 off their 30 overs (Allan Wilks 18no).
Saughall current XI reached their target with just one wicket remaining, Pete Tunnicliffe top-scoring with 27 while Martin Huxley (19no) hit the winning runs to conclude an entertaining and nail-biting encounter.
Saughall captain Chris Andrews said: “It was a wonderful occasion and I’d like to thank everyone who made it possible. We’re very much a community club and this was a real community effort.”