Rotary hear ‘The Crickety’ plans

Pictured are Grant Hutchison and Brechin Rotary Club vice President Ian McFatridge

Pictured are Grant Hutchison and Brechin Rotary Club vice President Ian McFatridge

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At last week’s Brechin Rotary Club meeting Grant Hutchison outlined plans for a development at the Guthrie Park cricket ground.

Grant explained that there has been cricket played in Brechin for nearly 200 years, with Brechin Cricket Club starting in 1849. He even produced the ball used at the opening of Guthrie Park by T. Maule Guthrie on May 26, 1928.

Grant is a member of the Brechin Buccaneers, who have taken over after the demise of Brechin Cricket Club. He revealed plans for a brand new facility at the Guthrie Park ground to be called ‘the Crickety’, which would include new changing rooms, a meeting room, a lounge and seating areas complete with kitchen facilities. Grant said it would give a real boost to an area of Brechin that is often overlooked.

He said that they are hoping to create not just a sports club, but also something the whole community could use. He emphasised how business and local groups could use it, with Andover School an obvious winner. Grant said the Buccaneers have a vision to provide “a vibrant community nucleus at the heart of the community, providing local opportunities for people to meet, socialise, learn and share.”

Rotary member Isobel Luke gave Grant a vote of thanks for his presentation, adding that the plans looked very worthwhile and exciting.