A CRICKET club is raising money to improve its nets and bring in more players.

With the cricket season coming to a close, Malvern Cricket Club is raising money so its three adult teams and more than 80 junior members can train and prepare in better facilities. The club had been planning to hold a number of fundraising events, however the coronavirus pandemic meant they could not be done.

First team captain and head of youth development Anthony Arnold said: "This was the year we had intended as our final push towards raising enough money for our much needed new nets.

"For anyone who has visited our ground will know, our old set of nets are in a desperate state (they are over 30 years old) and we really need to offer all our players adequate facilities in which to improve their cricket.

"We have the plans in place for the new nets, which are ready to go for next season, so it is very exciting, but our fundraising plans are behind where they need to be, so we need as much help as possible in raising money for the new nets, so that all local players can continue to enjoy playing cricket at Malvern Cricket Club."

To help cover the shortfall in funds, a crowdfunding site has been set up so players, friends of the club and people in the community can donate. For more information, head to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/new-nets-for-Malvern-Cricket