Ben's bunch brightens up Llandigige Fawr

Ben Field and teamLlanrhian Cricket Club’s ground at Llandigige Fawr received a terrific face-lift recently as the doughty workers from Sport Pembrokeshire descended to spend a day out of the office at Pembrokeshire County Council.
Led by manager Ben Field, they took part in a general clean-up and gave a coat of paint to the scorebox and the clubhouse, including the veranda, steps and other areas.

Community involvement

Ben Field and Matthew Freeman“It is part of our scheme to be physically involved in our sporting fraternity and Llanrhian was chosen because of the club’s commitment to setting up junior cricket in the area, which will enhance their playing strength in years to come.
“Lots of us were covered in red/brown paint but we had great fun throughout our stay and feel we left the pavilion and scorebox in a better state than when we arrived.
“It was our third venture in helping clubs, following on from Clarbeston Road AFC, and Fishguard Sports at their new Tregroes Ground – and we aim to continue our ‘Help Day’ with another sports club next year.

Special visitors

“We were delighted to receive a curtesy visit from Nick Evans, the current president of the Pembroke County Cricket Club, who is always eager to support the game in whatever form is available.
“We were also joined by Stephen Thornton, of Valero, who do so much to sponsor our efforts – and like most people on their first trip to Llandigige he found it hard going to find the ground, but made it in the end!”

Fraser delighted by help given

There on behalf of the Llanrhian Club were Alun Davies, a great servant of the club over many years, Dai Davies and current Hon Secretary Fraser Watson, who told us,
“Having the Sport Pembrokeshire workers here for a day has been an enormous benefit to us because everything looks spick and span.
“We were very pleased to have them here and I understand they really enjoyed the refreshments provided;  it has been a good day for Llanrhian Cricket Club!”