Threlkeld Cricket Club agrees financial settlement

Threlkeld Cricket Club has agreed an undisclosed out of court financial settlement with Cumbria County Council, three years after its ground was badly damaged by flooding.

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A cricket club left homeless for three years after flooding wrecked their ground have settled their legal dispute over the damage with Cumbria County Council.

Threlkeld Cricket Club accepted an undisclosed sum from the council, which they are using to repay the England and Wales Cricket Board for the support they were given.

Ryan Dollard reports:

Threlkeld Cricket Club happy money will help others

A cricket club left homeless for three years after flooding wrecked their ground have settled their legal dispute over the damage with Cumbria County Council.

Threlkeld Cricket Club accepted an undisclosed sum from the council, which they will use to repay the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The club's treasurer says they are happy the money will help other clubs in crisis.

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Cricket Club agrees financial settlement with County Council

Junior club members spell out a message of thanks. Credit: Threlkeld Cricket Club.

Threlkeld Cricket Club has agreed an undisclosed out of court financial settlement with Cumbria County Council, three years after its ground was badly damaged by flooding.

The flood was caused by a blocked culvert owned by the County Council.

The settlement was agreed out of court, and the Club says it'll be used to help repay the England and Wales Cricket Board Charitable Trust some of the money it's owed for fixing the pitch.

A 'thank you' message has been revealed at the ground, from the club to everyone who has helped with the repairs, and also to the firm of solicitors, Baines Wilson, who represented them in their action against the County Council.

I am just glad the whole thing is over and we are back playing cricket on our home ground.

We’ve been able to take on a junior coach, Ben Jefferson, and our new team of boys and girls are already competing in the Eden Valley Cricket League.

I can’t tell you how proud I am that we have gone from staring at a pile of rubble and a feeling of utter distress to picking ourselves up, battling on and re-instating our stunning ground back to the way it should be.”

– Michael Webster, Treasurer of Threlkeld Cricket Club
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