A WREXHAM-based cricket club is organising a fundraising Race Night to help raise money for some much-needed replacement sightscreens.

Chirk Cricket Club are a local, community, inclusive cricket club who were formed in 1867.

This makes them one of the longest established clubs within the local area and older than all but one surviving Welsh football club.

On Saturday, July 6 a race night will be held at the club's home ground to raise money for much needed replacement sightscreens.

Sightscreens are very important in cricket as they enable the batter to get a clear view of the ball from the bowler. Without this, there could be an increased chance of injury.

Chirk Cricket Club Grants Officer Andrew Edwards said “Unfortunately, we are in desperate need for help to replace our outdated sightscreens.

"We purchased our current sightscreens as a stopgap from a local club in Oswestry in 2019 who had sadly folded. They are not fit for purpose going forward long term and we require help to replace them."


He added: "Any help we would receive will be much appreciated If you are kind enough to donate to our cause to obtain new sightscreens, no matter how small. Also, we can offer the following publicity to your business.

"The Race Night at The AAA’s Club, Chirk on Saturday July 6 coincides with the potential of two of the home nations playing in the Euro 2024 Quarterfinals that evening. So, we hope that the locals and club members will attend in numbers.

"We must place on thanks our eternal gratitude after extremely generous donations from Kronospan, J. Jervis Accountants, GHP Legal and Gittins McDonald Solicitors.”

For further information on the fundraising Race Night, please email Chirk Cricket Club’s Liam Walker on liamdrwalker04@yahoo.com.