When the Potten End Colts cricketers step out on to the field next season they will be sporting new kit after receiving a cash injection.
Electricity distribution company UK Power Networks, which delivers power to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East, has given the club a much-needed £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.
It donated the money following an application from employee Paul Dyde, a programme manager based in Potters Bar, who is the vice-captain of the club’s second XI.
Paul, who lives in Hemel Hempstead, said: “The plan is to spend the money on new shirts and jumpers for the colts teams, who are under the U10s and the U12s.
“We’ll be buying the shirts for the start of the next season and presenting each colt with a shirt when they sign on for the 2015 season – if we get them for them now, they will grow out of them in the winter months!”
Potten End Cricket Club has two Saturday teams which play in the Mid-Bucks Kookaburra League, with one team in the first division and one in the second division.
It also has a Sunday team and enters midweek 20/20 tournaments, as well as providing cricket for the younger colts teams.
Ian Raeburn, Colts secretary at Potten End Cricket Club, added: “UK Power Networks’ funding means the young cricketers will have brand new kit for the 2015 season.
“They will be able to look back on this season and remember the great times and experiences shared through their own efforts to raise funds but also through the generosity of individuals and companies such as UK Power Networks.”