Building Society Support Local Cricket Team

Skelton Castle Cricket Club has been able to purchase brand new equipment thanks to a charitable donation.

The Guisborough branch of Darlington Building Society gifted the club, which is for boys and girls aged 7-12, with £100 so they could replace their out-of-date kit.

The new junior kit bag comprises of pads, balls and helmets which will help the club stay compliant with Yorkshire Cricket Board regulations for playing competitive junior cricket.

In celebration of its 160th birthday this year, Darlington Building Society is helping to raise £160,000 to local causes, such as the Skelton Castle Cricket Club.

Nicki Armstrong, Guisborough Branch Manager at Darlington Building Society, said: “Darlington Building Society is delighted to be able to support the Skelton Castle Cricket Club. It is such a fantastic place for children to come and learn the rules of the sport but enjoy themselves and socialise at the same time.

“Supporting the local community is such an important part of the Society’s brand ethos, working with so many worthy causes and individuals throughout its history.”

Dave Hodgson, Skelton Castle Cricket Club Manager, said: “I am so thankful to Darlington Building Society for helping us to buy some new equipment, although we are a children’s team we still have to comply with the Cricket Board regulations so purchasing the new kit was vital. The children have been excited to try it out and it has made our training sessions even more enjoyable.”

Photo: Skelton Castle junior cricketers with some of their new kit purchased with a donation from Darlington Building Society.