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Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2016 18:23
LEAGUE CREST CLUBS LAUNCH FLOOD APPEALS
Wagon Lane floods
Bradford & Bingley's Wagon Lane ground was swamped when the River Aire burst its banks on Boxing Day

Bradford & Bingley and Saltaire aare both facing ghuge bills to restore their facilities after the devastating damage caused by the Boxing Day floods.

Both clubs have applied for emergency funding from the ECB and Yorkshire Cricket Board and have launched their own flood appeals.

Introducing their appeal to raise £10,000, Bradford & Bingley say: " Bradford & Bingley Cricket Club  has been hit by the floods once again leaving a devastating trail of damage. 

"Whilst the support of volunteers has been incredible and the prospect of contributions to help support the replacement and repair to some of the damage will be much appreciated, there is still much to do to ensure that the club can function and reopen its doors for the new 2016 Cricket Season.

"The damage to the grounds, the indoor and off field nets, electrics, railings, seating, cricket equipment, score board, cricket equipment and machinery and general ground work is in desperate need of immediate attention, not to mention the cricket clubhouse, 

"Prospect of Senior and junior winter nets usually held December/January onwards have been impacted thus many children and adults left without facilities to train and practice in readiness for the new season.

"All funds raised will be used in rebuilding the Cricket Club to its glory, proud of its facilities, supporting the community.

"There has been incredible support and the clean up has begun. We are so grateful to all the volunteers who have been so generous with their time and effort.

"Please support us in funding the repair and clean up."


Saltaire flood
The scene at Roberts Park after the River Aire burst its banks

Saltaire's ground and the Half Moon Cafe, a vital source of club revenue, have been badly damaged by the floods.

Club official Rakesh Bargota says: "We need funding from the ECB and YCB as our insurance company will only pay out so much.

"Tthe rest of the salvage is down to volunteers and help from the community. Extensive flood damage has hit the Half Moon Café also, so we are battling on two fronts to get these premises up and running.

"We would appreciate any help you can give."


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