Glusburn cricketers are waiting to move into their new state-of-the-art pavilion.

If all goes to plan they will move into their new home next weekend, May 24, when the club's second XI take on Keighley Tech.

The club - which celebrates its centenary next year - got a £194,000 Lottery grant towards the cost of the scheme and other grants from organisations including Craven Council and Glusburn Council have helped meet almost the full cost of the scheme which was estimated at £219,000.

"We are on budget, and everything has gone to plan. The builders, Woolers from Keighley have been superb. We hope to move next week and have an official opening in July," said club secretary Richard Smith.

The new building will have changing rooms, complete with showers, a kitchen area and a large meeting room.

"The building is also designed so that it can be used by other organisations for meetings, and members are also planning to use it for family functions," Mr Smith said.

The club was formed in 1904 and moved to their present home at Park Field, Glusburn, in 1955 when they bought the ground and built the pavilion they are still using. It has been upgraded an extended over the years, but officials decided it was time to work towards a new facility in time for their centenary celebrations.

The meeting room is also designed to be used for the club's youth section to use when it the weather is not fit for outdoor training.

"We will be able to show videos and do other indoor training. We want the building to be used by the young members of the club, because it should be used well into the future when they, and their children, will get the benefit," Mr Smith said.

n Glusburn 2nd XI are pictured in front of the new pavilion which should be used for the first time next weekend.