Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Fat cats and small clubs

A Welsh cricket club is facing an GBP11,000 bill to erect fencing close to a new housing development.

The Pontarddulais club in Carmarthenshire has been told by insurers to foot the bill or face the wrath of Persimmon Homes, the housing developers, who say it is the club who should pay the costs.
The Nutley has done some digging on Persimmons Homes and this isn't its first connection with cricket. Persimmons was chosen as one of the key developers in partnership with Kent County Cricket Club, so you would have thought that the company would have learnt that some cricketers can hit the ball along way.
As the company stated on the Kent project: "All of the development partners are mindful to ensure that their contribution to the overall scheme is complementary to the other aspects of the plan."