"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"


Whilst having not yet produced the next Michael Holding or Peter Willey Yarm Cricket Club is in the process of rectifying this by investing in the future through the development of the club starting with the extension and refurbishment of the existing pavilion. Wighton Architects Ltd has drawn up proposals for the development of the pavilion with the planning application due for determination in November 2012.

The project has the backing of both the Yorkshire Cricket Board & English Cricket Board and has been identified as a possible showcase for the development of local community cricket clubs. Having received funding from Sport England Inspired Facilities, Yarm Recreation Trust, Yarm Town Council and donations from members and the local community, construction is due to start straight away with completion in April 2013 in time for the new season.

Community involvement has been integral to the development of the project highlighted by the involvement of many past and presents members.  To finish the project the final decoration and furnishing will be completed as part of next year’s NatWest Cricket Force assisted by an array of local businesses.

Yarm Cricket Club have also just received ECB Clubmark and are currently pursuing CASC accreditation with a view to roll out coaching as part of the local schools curriculum aimed at 6–13 year olds.

So if you’ve never got to the bottom of streaking at cricket matches get down to Yarm Cricket Club. And don’t worry if it’s raining as they’ll have a fantastic pavilion in which to enjoy a cuppa tea and cucumber sandwich.

More details and updates can be found at www.yarmcricketclub.co.uk on twitter account @Yarmcc or by contacting the club Development Officer Gareth Jones.

Finally thanks must go to Jonathan Agnew and the late Brian Johnston for their words of wisdom.


National Trust Farm - Education Centre & Bunk House


Plans have been submitted for an education centre and bunk house at a National Trust Farm in the Lake District National Park. The facilities are proposed to complement the existing farm diversification strategy in line with local planning policy, which currently involves a holiday cottage and educational tours and walks focusing on the core business of sheep farming in the fells. Designed to be sympathetic to the existing buildings the renovation and refurbishment looks to create a free standing contemporary installation within the main barn with new bunk house accommodation below. The proposals, pending a formal approval, are to be implemented for use from the Easter season 2013.


Edwardian House, Duchy Road, Harrogate


Demolitions and alterations are close to being completed on site with first fix having already started to the second floor. The new opening to the large family kitchen/dining room has been created and the kitchen is to have a large island with cooker and sink which is to be the focal point of the room. Work is programmed for completion before Christmas, lets just hope Santa chooses the right pot! see more images on our facebook page to see why!


Completion of luxury Guest House in Keswick in the Lake District National Park


Work has been completed on the full renovation and remodelling of a Victorian villa in Keswick in the Lake District National Park. All five bedrooms have been remodeled to incorporate en-suites with original features being retained to the communal lounge, hall and dining room. In addition to the 5* luxury accommodation a separate 4 bedroom owners house has been created out of a rear annexe, flat and store providing private accommodation set within private gardens. Check out our Facebook page for more images or if you even fancy a stay then follow the link to The Beeches Guest House.