A CRICKET club is to rise from the ashes.
The pavilion at Seaham Park Cricket Club (SPCC) in Byron Terrace, was torched by arsonists just over a year ago.
After the attack, the community rallied round in support of the historic club, with charity nights and collections held as part of a fund-raising drive.
Now, with the help of Durham County Council, Seaham Town Council, sponsor NEBPS Ltd and sports fans, a new committee has been set up to restore SPCC.
The committee hopes to rebuild the clubhouse, which had its roof badly damaged in the blaze.
Chairman Andrew Ferguson said: “It is a large project that we are trying to raise funds for, and looks like being a superb community facility that will be of benefit for many years to come.
The committee has pledged to nurture up-and-coming local talent, with junior teams as well as developing female cricket. Andrew said: “We have got the coaches back on board and a Child Welfare Officer and are working towards resurrecting the Clubmark status that the club once had.”
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