From burgers to bouncers, from McNuggets to maiden overs. That’s the journey that has been made by fast-food firm McDonald’s to help Langley Mill United Cricket Club.
The club raised more than £2,000 to buy four new sightscreens for their Station Road ground. And McDonald’s, who have an outlet in Langley Mill, were happy to match it. Now the project has come to fruition with the official handover of the sightscreens by Peter Lydon, of the manufacturers, Stuart Canvas Cricket Ltd. Also there was Ken Hair, a former cricketer himself who runs the local McDonald’s branch, cricket club members, headed by chairman Daniel Lacey and secretary Steve Brown, and Coun Mick Fowkes, chairman of Langley Mill and Aldercar Parish Council.
The impressive investment is seen as another step forward in the club’s policy of providing free cricket for youngsters and playing an active role in the community. Hair said: “I played cricket at a time when Langley Mill United were one of the most formidable teams in the Midlands, so I fully understand their vision for the future.”
Coun Fowkes decribed the cricket club as “the hub of our small village”.