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Burgess Hill Cricket Club Launch 'Turn St John's Park Green' Campaign

6th September 2020 | By Peter Chapman

Burgess Hill Cricket Club have a launched a campaign to improve the outfield at St John's Park in time for the club's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2022.

The outfield has deteriorated over a number a years, with a lack of grass in large areas and an uneven surface which is a danger to players when fielding - especially the youths.



With the Adult first XI progressing through the leagues, there's a requirement to have a good quality outfield for games to be permitted to be played.

As the ground is maintained by Mid Sussex District Council - who have a limited budget for pitch improvements - the club are looking to finance and undertake the majority of the work themselves.

The works will include:

  • Install irrigation system to the square using pop up sprinklers
  • Using 360 degree heads system - irrigates much of the outfield
  • Laser level the square using surplus soil to level the outfield
  • Renovate, top dress and reseed the square and a 25 metre area around the square
  • Scarify and reseed the remaining outfield area 



Donate

The club have estimated the cost of the work to be £39k and have setup a 'Local Giving' fundraising page where supporters can donate to the cause: https://localgiving.org/charity/burgesshillcricket/project/turnstjohnsparkgreen/


Fundraising Gets Off To A Flying Start
Burgess Hill Tweeted on Saturday morning to reveal they've already received £5k in donations...




Spread the word! Burgess Hill Cricket Club are looking to turn St John's Park Green


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