Ground Works Project 2013

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Harpsden Cricket Club’s Ground Works

Harpsden Cricket  Club underwent a large groundworks project to flatten the hill on the ground and to move the cricket square 15 metres away from the adjacent road. The fantastic new ground has been used since the start of the 2014 season and has created an amazing playing experience for club members and away visitors.

Coinciding with the development of the club’s new pavilion, the ground works and cricket square was supported by a grant of £11,200 from the South Oxfordshire District Council Communities Capital Grants fund.

The South Oxfordshire District Council offers capital grants to community based organisations. These grants are provided through the council’s capital budget and are reserved for projects deemed to be capital expenditure.

Please find below a selection of photos taken before, during and after the ground works project.

Grounds Before, During and After

Before (the road is behind the hedge 40m from the far edge of the square)
During (the road is to the right)
After (the road is now 55m beyond the far edge of the new square)

Project Gallery

Machinery arriving: 29.07.13, 6am
The progress at the end of Day 1
Machines making light work of the hill
Over 2m reduction in the hill in places
The mound of stripped topsoil
View from the top of the mound
Preparing the soil for seeding
Watering the new square
Just after seeding

Once again, a very huge “thank you” to South Oxfordshire District Council.

  • Project: Ground Works
  • Funding: South Oxon District Council
  • Date: 2013

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Harpsden Cricket Club
Harpsden Way,
Oxon, RG9 4HG.

Contact Person: Edward Birkett
Tel: 07903 894977
E-mail: edward.birkett@gmail.com

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