The cricket club has been broken into over the weekend, they stole a Ransomes Sims 24” petrol mower and a Qualcast petrol scarifier, machines that help the cricket club prepare the pitches to play cricket on.
To access the store room they went through the concrete wall! They annihilated the alarm system, and took apart some of the roof panels.
We’d look to reinforce the security of the building including replacing the alarm system. We also need to replace the machinery stolen, one of the machines costs over £3k new, we’d be happy with a 2nd hand replacement of course.
We are a completely ‘volunteer only’ charitable organisation, offering cricket to the local Barnsley community, we rely totally on player subscriptions to sustain our grounds and buildings, if we can’t host cricket matches, we don’t survive as a club.
If you have any information about the robbery, or are offered these machines please contact the police on 101