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Kent bowler Hannah Jelfs opens new Farningham CC nets

Saturday 25th April 2015

Kent bowler Hannah Jelfs was the guest of honour as Farningham Cricket Club unveiled new nets and training facilities for its burgeoning junior section, thanks to a grant.

The Kent County Village League club, founded in 1857, was awarded a grant from Biffa Award – a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

More than 90 junior members will use the facilities at training nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The grant has helped the ECB Clubmark club install new twin-lane enclosed practice nets and a match net, unveiled last weekend in an opening ceremony attended by one of Kent Cricket's rising stars.

Barbara Hucker of Farningham CC said: "The new training facilities are bringing a new lease of life to the club whilst enabling us to give more quality training to the community for many years to come.

"Hannah opening our new facilities was a great hit and she was very good with our Juniors and took the time to talk to so many members and visitors."

Jelfs, 25, is a member of the Kent Women's squad which begins the defence of its Royal London One-Day County Championship crown next weekend (May 3 and 4) at The County Ground, Beckenham. Entry is free for Kent members and under-16s.

For more details about Farningham, visit their Play Cricket page, tweet @FarninghamCC or post on the club's Facebook page.

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