MANSFIELD AND DISTRICT PREMIER AT STAVELEY LANE
25 JUNE 2017 --- 1.30PM
|ECKINGTON C C|
|NEW SCOREBOARD AT STAVELEY RD|
|DRINKS ALL ROUND|
The approach into the town from the bus station is a confusing one with the still derelict toilet block a testimony to better times but now installed is a welcoming arch at both ends of the walk way the town centre one topped off with a nice clock. With most of the shops shuttered up and the Royal Hotel now boarded up there is a sad feel to the town however there is much history attached to the area with some superbly placed properties leaving the town towards Renishaw Hall, take a look at last times blog for a little more on this. Turning right to make the small incline towards the ground which is about 1/2 mile out of the town we are soon in sight of the new clubhouse I opted to save the best till last, much like saving your favourite food on a plate till that last moment, walking around the outfield to the left first.
There is a descriptor on last years blog but noticeable is the new remotely controlled scoreboard which has a basic display, travelling round the boundary towards the vineyards of Renishaw Hall we managed to catch up with Mr Chairman, Andy Vaughan, for a quick chat about the club. As ever Andy's enthusiasm was abound and the club has a tremendous reputation for its youth and junior set ups and in todays game there was a broad mixture from the many teams housed here at Staveley Rd, the future looks good for the club, Alongside this new development Eckington are receiving more interest locally now in watching the games and hiring out this new venue, long may that continue to encourage the club. The challenge will be of course on maintaining the build and developing their other structures the club though have proved this is possible for them and hopefully it will only benefit their future off field activities too.
|TONY ROPER CLOCK|
|HANDSWORTH JSC CC IN ACTION|
|GREEN AND GOLDS WITH A BIT OF DEFENDING|