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Tameside Cricket Development Group Awarded £1,000

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Tameside Cricket Development Group Awarded £1,000

The Tameside Cricket Development Group have successfully secured £1,000 from Tameside Council's You Choose Recycling Grants.

The grant scheme is provided by Tameside Council for community groups. The Council made the money from residents’ recycling and by selling those recycled materials. The Council also saves money because recycling means less cost for rubbish disposal and land-fill. This money is put back into the community by You Choose. Tameside CDG's Chairman Alf Walton completed an application on behalf of the Group. The application proved to be eligible for this scheme and Alf, along with Dave Bardsley, were invited to present the bid at a public event where an audience voted on who gets the money. Fortunately for Tameside CDG the audience voted in favour of the Group receiving £1000, which will go towards costs for their District Cricket matches in 2014 and also for equipment and coaching sessions.

Chris Wardle, District Cricket Coach for Tameside Cricket Development Group, said: "This is a great result for the Tameside Cricket Development Group and it will be a vital tool in helping the group move forward in a positive way and develop the group and the players. Thanks goes to Alf Walton and Dave Bardsley for the successful submission of the bid and presentation."

Bobby Denning, Acting Director for the Lancashire Cricket Board, added: "The award is great news for the Tameside Cricket Development. The Group is a crucial part of our cricket network with dedicated individuals, passionate to keep developing the game in the Borough and identifying talented players to link into our Lancashire Cricket Board Player Pathway. The award is very much deserved and I would like to officially pass on my thanks to Alf Walton, Dave Bardsley and Chris Wardle, who's contribution to the development of the game in Tameside is significant."

Further details about the grant scheme available at: www.tameside.gov.uk/youchoose.

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