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Cricket team is bowled over by grant

The Alternatives Cricket Club has been awarded a £250 grant from UK Power Networks as part of its Team Sport Award Scheme.

From Press releases - 9 November 2016 12:00 AM

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The Alternatives Cricket Club has been awarded a £250 grant from UK Power Networks as part of its Team Sport Award Scheme.

The Cricket Club, which has 25 members from the Hove area, was nominated to receive the grant by senior connections designer at UK Power Networks’ Crawley office, Mathew Score.

Mathew, who is the player and fixtures secretary for the club, said: “The Alternatives is a fantastic team I have played with for three years and we are all so pleased to have been awarded this grant from UK Power Networks. The money will be put to good use for some winter net practice and some well needed kit such as gloves, balls, wicket keeping pads and gloves.

“The Team Sport Award Scheme is a brilliant way to help sports teams in the area, I previously nominated my local football club who received it twice and I know it was really appreciated.”

The Alternatives Cricket Club was set up in 2009 and offers its members the opportunity to play traditional, friendly cricket matches as well as Twenty20.

UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies across the South East including Sussex, runs the Team Sport Award scheme to encourage staff to volunteer in the community. The scheme also promotes healthy living, team work and sporting opportunities. Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year nearly £13,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.