Tyne Valley cricket club faces huge clean up

Corbridge Cricket Club is facing months of work, after its facilities were destroyed or damaged during Storm Desmond last month

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Countdown to new season for flooded cricket club

A Northumberland cricket club is facing repairs of tens of thousands of pounds after its facilities were virtually destroyed in the December floods.

Corbridge Cricket Club found itself under four or five feet of water from the River Tyne, when the southern part of the village was engulfed during Storm Desmond.

Officials say they are delighted by the response from the public and the world of cricket, with offers of help coming in from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

Despite the huge task ahead, the club says it is determined to be ready for the new season.

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Huge task ahead for cricket club after December floods

The club is determined to be ready for the new season Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Officials at Corbridge Cricket Club say it will bounce back after its facilities were virtually destroyed in the December floods.

The club is situated close to the River Tyne which overflowed as a result of Storm Desmond.

The club estimates it will need between £15 - 20,000 just to to get back up and running but the overall repair bill is expected to be much higher.

It describes the response from local people and the wider cricketing community as 'fantastic', with offers of support coming in from many sources.

The club has been on its riverside site for more than a century. It was also flooded in 2005.

It has just a few months to have the pitch and other facilities ready for the start of the 2016 season.

The extent of the flood damage is clear to see Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The aftermath of last month's flooding Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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