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Car Colston Cricket Club pavilion re-opens after major refurbishment




A cricket pavilion in a quintessential village setting has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment.

On Saturday, Nigel Crockford, chairman of Car Colston Cricket Club, welcomed Peter Wright, former chairman of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, who re-opened the Car Colston Pavilion.

The modernisation has provided the club with new facilities, including for juniors and women.

CAR COLSTON cricket pavilion has been refurbished. Left to right: Peter Wright, Gillian Bignall, Nigel Crockford and Stephen Mitchell. (51255895)
CAR COLSTON cricket pavilion has been refurbished. Left to right: Peter Wright, Gillian Bignall, Nigel Crockford and Stephen Mitchell. (51255895)

All of this was made possible by a legacy from Joe Mitchell, of Nottingham, a well-known cricketer in the county who played in Notts league cricket for many years, including against Peter on numerous occasions.

More than 50 vice-presidents and players gathered on Saturday for the formal opening, including Joe’s brother, Stephen Mitchell, sister, Gillian Bignall, and nephew James Bignall, the current Car Colston captain.

David Sims, the club treasurer, was thanked for his work as operations director for the re-development.

Lee Hollier, of Woodborough, and Peter Brears, of Orston, were also thanked for their tremendous efforts.



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