Building a permanent barbecue near to the pavilion at the Victoria Pleasure Ground would not be a good idea, town councillors have decided.
The possibility of a brick-built barbecue near the pavilion’s patio was put forward by the Anderida Cricket Club. An alternative suggestion was replacing old and inefficient fridges in the bar.
Members of Uckfield Town Council’s environment and leisure committee last night (July 6) were told the cricket club had obtained a grant and was putting the two ideas forward for consideration.
Town clerk, Ashley Serpis, said the club did not need the council’s permission to replace the fridges.
Members felt there were health and safety concerns about having a permanent barbecue and said portable ones, fired by gas, were much safer. They cooled quite quickly and could be moved away from the public area.
Anderida Cricket Club hires the Victoria Pleasure Ground from the town council on a seasonal basis. The agreement includes use of part of the pavilion.
Match report: Uckfield Anderida play away against Little Common
The opening pair looking to be going well, until Allen Cutinha came into the attack (3-51). His quick bowling was too much for the top order, bowling their top three bowlers.
This brought Uckfield back into the game a little. Andy Turner bowled well and economically, but the Little Common batsmen kept finding the gaps.
Dan Phillips came on towards the back end of the innings, and got three wickets while the batsman were pushing on. Eventually Little Common declared on 269-6.
Uckfield lost early wickets, losing three in their first four overs. This put them in trouble, increasingly so at 44-5. But the middle order batted positively and well. Paul Iswariah (28) and Joe Burns (25) put on a good partnership to steady the ship. Then late quick runs from Chris Brady (25) and Allen Cutinha (34) got Uckfield up to 191 all out. Giving them 14 points from the day.
Junior cricket coaching on Saturdays
• Junior cricket training sessions are being organised every Saturday by Uckfield Anderida Club and children aged six years and above are welcome to go along.
They take place from 10.30-11.30am at the Victoria Pleasure Ground with the cost per session being £2.
The coaching sessions are being held in the run up to two schools tournaments, being hosted by Uckfield Anderida, on Tuesday, July 14, and Friday, July 17.
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