ELSECAR Cricket Club has been awarded £43,620 from Sport England.

The club is among 149 projects to get a share of £16.5m of the National Lottery funding distributed by Sport England.

It will use the money to replace perimeter fencing at its Armroyd Lane complex, to provide a safe and secure environment for members as well as those from Hoyland Town junior football club who also use the facilities.

Club chairman Graham Swallow said: "We are delighted to secure this investment which means we can further upgrade our excellent ground and car park."

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle dated June 5. **