Cricket club to receive council funding boost to replace scoring hut

Methlick Cricket Club applied to the Formartine Area Committee Budget seeking £3836 to help with the project.

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Scoring hut: Methlick Cricket Club will receiving a funding boost.

A cricket club will receive funding from Aberdeenshire Council to help replace its scoring hut.

Methlick Cricket Club applied to the Formartine Area Committee Budget seeking £3836 to help with the project.

However, as a number of applications had already been granted money from the pot in the last year only £3223.34 was available.

The application was discussed and unanimously approved by the Formartine Area Committee on Tuesday.

Councillor Anne Stirling said she was “very supportive” of the application.

She said: “The cricket club in Methlick have always been very inclusive. They have reached out to young people and encourage their involvement in the sport.

“They are very much part of the overall community aspect of the village and are very well supported and supportive of other activities within Methlick itself.”

As the club will not receive the full requested sum, councillor Stirling encouraged its members to apply for the remainder of the money at the start of the next financial year.

The application was also supported by councillor Alastair Forsyth, who said: “I have personally enjoyed a few cricket matches down there and fully support the hard work and attest to the inclusivity of the club.”

By local democracy reporter Kirstie Topp