Somerset

Vandals destroy Glastonbury Cricket Club equipment

An estimated £4,000 of equipment has been damaged by vandals at a Somerset cricket club.

A spokesman from Glastonbury Cricket Club said that since last Friday, a sightscreen had been demolished, nets torn and wicket covers defaced.

The club bought the covers with part of a legacy left by a former member.

The club plays in the West of England premier league, the top level for amateur cricket.

Bob Taylor, vice chairman of the organisation, based at Tor Leisure Ground, said: "Towards the end of last year one of the leading lights of our club sadly passed away. He left us a legacy and we used some of that money to buy these wicket covers.

"Without exception everyone has been terribly upset by what's happened."

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