East Ren Cricket Club hits the council for six

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Cricket-keen youngsters are being offered coaching sessions run by East Renfrewshire Cricket Club.

East Ren Council has agreed to lease the grass pitches at Woodfarm to the club for a nominal £1 fee.

In return, the club will offer local schools a number of free coaching hours.

The cricket club will be responsible for the management and maintenance of pitches, and intends to access external funding to improve drainage at the site.

Councillor Mary Montague, convener for community services and safety, said: “We are seeing a real appetite for cricket from our youngsters and there are plans to develop girls’ cricket and training for seniors.

“This proposal should enable better use of the pitches at Woodfarm.”