Howzat for a great season for Wheato cricketers?

WHEATHAMPSTEAD Cricket Club has celebrated its recent run of success and waved goodbye to its wicket with an event-filled day of family fun.

The Club, whose first XI team won division four in the Saracens League this year, played their final set of games on the square before it is replaced after almost 30 years.

The square will be replaced at a cost of �17,500 and although it will be ready for next year, it will be four years before it reaches full maturity. The money was raised by the club with the help of a �2,000 donation from St Albans district council and �1,500 from the Wheathampstead parish council.

Three final games were played on the wicket and club members and spectators enjoyed drinks and food afterwards as well as some cricket-related competitions. The planned game of WAGs rounders was cancelled as bad weather led to a poor turnout.

Chairman, David Tree, said it had been a great year for the club which was on the up after the devastating arson attack on the clubhouse in 2007.

The club is looking to start a third adult team next year and is encouraging new members to contact them. They will also be running three Colts teams - under eights, under nines and under 10s and anyone wanting to join can get information via the Club’s website: