Owzat? Student volunteers smarten up local cricket pitch
The latest local organisation to benefit from our Contact Student Volunteers is Fleckney Village Cricket Club. An international team of volunteers from the University spent a day tidying up the playing surface, painting the sight-screens and constructing a boundary fence.
This last item should prove very helpful as replacing lost cricket balls has up to now cost the club several hundred pounds each year. (Which, on the bright side, suggests the Fleckney batsmen hit their fair share of boundaries.)
So productive was the day that the work was completed two hours ahead of schedule, leaving time for an impromptu match on the outfield, which the University team won. The students involved will also benefit personally as volunteering work like this counts towards our Leicester Award for Employability scheme.
The day was organised through NatWest CricketForce, an England and Wales Cricket Board volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating cricket facilities across the country.