Pavilion photo diary

Notice anything different at the club? No, the grass is still the same shade of green! That’s right - the £90,000 refurbishment of the cricket pavilion is off the mark.  After three years and seven months of filling in forms and sitting at big tables, the works have finally started.

Thanks to funding from Sports England’s inspired facilities fund, Suez and other funds, cricketers at The Brentham Club will have a facility they can be proud of. The upgraded building allows us to add a disabled/ladies toilet, an umpires changing room, a kitchenette and extra room for storing colts equipment while keeping some of the largest changing rooms in Middlesex.

There will also be bi-fold doors to the front and a ramp for wheelchair users. We will rewire and re-plumb the interior, using energy saving devices, to current safety requirements. The holes in the roof and guttering will also be repaired as well as clearing the rubbish that has accumulated around the Pavilion enabling a 'soft' patio to be laid.

All this is being done not only to improve conditions for our senior players but, perhaps, more importantly for our ever-growing colts section. These colts are not only the cricket sections future but also the future of Brentham Club.

Mike Brearley will be officially opening the pavilion on Sunday 22 April.