PICTURES: Aldwick Cricket Club blaze

We will have to pull together, that is the message from Aldwick Cricket Club as it faces the aftermath of this morning's arson attack.

Monday, 30th January 2017, 12:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:46 pm
Aldwick Cricket Club blaze pic: Graeme Hutson

Speaking about the fire Lara Johnson, one of the ladies’ team players, said: “I can’t explain how gutted we are at Aldwick Cricket Club this morning.

“On the week we start winter training, about to launch a Kids Easter Cricket Camp and a really exciting new season about to start - our clubhouse, where most of us learnt to play cricket as kids, has burnt to the ground.

“It is completely gone along with signed shirts given to the club, gifts from touring teams, numerous photos and some great newspaper articles, our furniture, kitchen appliances, our training kit... everything,” she added. “We will have to pull together like we always do but we might need some help this time.”

Aldwick Cricket Club blaze pic: Graeme Hutson

Chairman Jim Smith stated the club had been playing there ‘for 17 seasons’ and that he believed the hut had been there for more than 50 years.

Firefighters were also called to an ice-cream kiosk in Hotham Park this morning due to a deliberate fire, police have stated they are not currently linking the two incidents.

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Aldwick Cricket Club following the blaze. Pic: Jim Smith

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