A CRICKET club is looking for volunteers to help it rejuvenate its sporting facilities for the coming season.

Tudhoe Cricket Club, near Spennymoor, is taking part in the Natwest CricketForce project for the fourth year.

The England and Wales Cricket Board volunteering initiative aims to help club members and helpers to tidy up team’s facilities.

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This year Tudhoe will take part on Friday, April 4, Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, between 10am and 6pm each day.

Lynne Newton, club volunteer, said: “It’s a general tidy up outside and a chance for a spring clean inside the clubhouse.

“Anyone can come along and take part and we’re hoping to attract enough people to get the tea room decorated this year.

“We have paint but if anyone wants to donate some they can call the club and we’ll arrange to pick it up or they can leave it at the clubhouse.”

Tudhoe Cricket Club, on St Charles Road, can trace its history back to 1866 and its first team plays in the Durham Cricket League Division One. The new season starts on Saturday, April 26.

It is hoped to attract an electrician and a plumber to the event. Donations of refreshments are being sought too.

Anyone wanting details on the event, or who wants to donate items, should call the club on 01388-813630 or email tudhoecc@aol.co.uk