A QUIP on the Hedon Blog told of 131 potholes on Middle Lane We thought we were exaggerating to highlight the scale of the problem – but in actual fact we were just 35 short of the true figure of 96 potholes on the unadopted Lane!

We know this because a team of South Holderness Cricket Club members spent four and a half hours refilling and levelling each pothole!

Middle Lane potholes4
Potholes before…

The President of the Club Malc Ripley refers to the ‘famous nine’ who volunteered their time to carry out the work on the potholes and improve access to the Club pavilion.

Much credit, says Malc, goes to four of the South Holderness Cricket Club’s younger Members – Harry Metcalfe (aged 6), barrow boy Adam Ingram (8), Luke Ingram (12), and 15-year-old Ryan Oliver, for their sterling efforts on Saturday 16th February 2013. The older members who lended a hand were Rich Ingram, Phil Allison, Mike Oliver, Keiron Metcalfe, and Malc Ripley.

The Club are also very grateful to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for providing a lorry load of road scalpings to fill the potholes with.

Pothole refilled
A Pothole refilled!

Long serving Groundsman and former batsman, Ted Stamford arrived to give his beloved “Square” its first pre-season cut, in preparation for the coming season.

Well done to the famous nine and the ongoing efforts of Mr Stamford!

Other necessary works will continue at the Club on Saturday 6th April, which is the scheduled national Nat West Cricket Force Working Day, so it will be all hands to the pumps again to have the ground and the Pavilion in tip-top shape for the first match of the season on Saturday 27th April!

Volunteers are welcome from 9.30am, at Middle Lane.

We’ll bring you a list for the Club’s home Middle Lane matches and match ball sponsors on the Hedon Blog next week!

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