Regulars to Crimble will have noticed hanging baskets of flowers erected at the front of the pavilion, plus tubs on the Patio, adding colour and style to the setting and receiving regular compliments.
And the garden areas either side of the entrance gate have been lovingly restored by members, enhancing Heywood’s reputation as one of the best tended Clubs in the region.
All this has been recognised by Heywood In Bloom, a voluntary organisation formed in 2010, who have put Crimble forward to the annual North West In Bloom awards.
Ellen Wintle-Yates and John Carney, chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the Heywood body, visited Crimble this week along with North West in Bloom judges Russ Baguley and John Bilsborough.
The visitors seemed impressed with what they saw and the results of their judgement, along with many others in the North West area, will be announced at Southport in October.
John Carney said: “This is a beautiful cricket ground and we have been trying to get the Club to enter the North West awards for a couple of years now. And you have done an excellent job with this your first time entry.
“It’s not just about the blooms but also the community, and how much you put into it in that respect.
“I am always impressed when I come down to Heywood Cricket Club. I think that it is stunning.”
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