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Meeting highlights cricket club's role

By West Briton  |  Posted: October 18, 2012

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WITH its 150th anniversary looming in the next few years, Porthleven Cricket Club has always been an important part of the community.

Plans for the club leading up to the anniversary – its website says it was formed sometime in the 1870s – were outlined at Porthleven Town Council on Thursday. The council administers the club's ground.

Julian Wearing, a club member, asked councillors for the club to be allowed to seek planning permission for advertising boards around the pitch and signs identifying the club at the entrance.

Councillors supported this with little discussion.

Mr Wearing said the club had always had a close relationship with the council and community.

It currently had 60 members, aged from 13 to 73.

"The club has achieved a great deal this season," he said, attracting new members, winning the Andrew Cup and coming runner-up in the 20-20 evening league.

There was also a strong partnership with RNAS Culdrose and Porthleven School.

Mr Wearing said the clubhouse was used by one local non-cricketing group and "would like more community groups to use the space".

"We are working towards a five-year scheme to improve facilities and build up the youth division."

He said other clubs visiting benefited from sponsorship and advertising.

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