SPENSER Wilson Halifax League club Low Moor Holy Trinity have unveiled their £60,000 ECB-approved all-weather practice facility, which they hope will be a lasting legacy for children from the Bradford South area.

Although Sport England contributed half of the money, it was alongside successful applications to the National Lottery, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club Charitable Trust and a competition win in the Aviva Communities Fund.

The £60,000 was split between a new 400-metre security fence (£25,000) and the training facility (£35,000), which was installed by Total Play Ltd of Northampton.

However, the club have also worked hard themselves on the fund-raising front this year, installing a new kitchen, refurbishing the roof and the ceiling, and buying training equipment.

The club provides cricket at junior and senior levels, and the practice facility was Low Moor HT's number one priority in their five-year development plan.

Club secretary Martin Jenkins said: “It has taken two years to get to this point, but we’re over the moon to finally have the facilities that can train the next generation of young boys and girls in the Bradford South area."

He added: “There is a real buzz around the club.

"With our hugely successful All Stars programme for five to eight-year-olds, twinned with the current junior programme for eight to 12-year-olds, we believe that this investment will allow us to grow our junior provision each year.

"This will be a lasting legacy for the children of Bradford South and we’re extremely grateful to all those who have helped us reach our financial target and fulfil our ambition."