Seaham cricket club scores a hit

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A CRICKET club can get a new scorebox.

Seaham Harbour has been granted planning permission to install the unit, with a digital board and machinery garage at its New Drive ground.

It submitted a planning application which has now been given the green light by officers at Durham County Council.

The club was established in league cricket in 1868.

The first scorebox was made of wood. It remained in place until just after the Second World War, when the wood began to rot. It was replaced by a brick and concrete building.

It its planning application the club said: “As a result of vandalism, the scorebox became unsafe and the members of the club had to dismantle it to prevent accidents.

“A container is being used at present, but this is hardly conducive to good safety practise.”