THE Huddersfield Rams were preparing for their American Football season with a friendly match at Fartown in new surroundings.
The Rams were set to play all their games on the cricket field next to the Rugby League ground where they played most of their home games last season.
But that wouldn’t affect plans to bring cricket back to Fartown for the first time in four years, according to Stuart Greaves, an official of leaseholders HC & AC Ltd.
“We don’t see it as a problem at all. The fact that the Rams will be playing on the field won’t affect out plans.
“For one thing the posts the Rams will use are moveable and the boots they will wear have short studs. And the main cricket square has been roped off to protect it.
“Besides that, the Rams only have five league games and three friendlies planned for the moment, which isn’t a lot, is it?”
Rams’ were set to take on Bolton Buccaneers in a friendly before the start of Huddersfield’s Rugby League Second Division match against Whitehaven.
The Rams, whose nomadic existence took them to Waterloo, Dalton and finally Fartown since they came into existence two years ago, were happy with the switch.
Rams chairman David Collett said: “We are allowed to play all our games free of charge, which is a bonus to us, because when we approached the new consortium at Fartown to ask if we could play on the main pitch, we understood that they wanted to make a nominal charge.
“We are only an amateur club so any money not spent is money saved.
“John Bailey, who we dealt with last year, has been good to us so we see no problem at all by the move. In fact we are looking forward to a better season than we had last year and that, in our opinion was a very good one indeed.”