A RAMSHACKLE yet well- loved cricket pavilion's innings is coming to an end.
The famous Cartworth Moor Cricket Club changing rooms - which were made from an old railway carriage - have fallen in to disrepair in recent years.
But now, if Kirklees councillors give the go-ahead a new pavilion should be ready for action next season.
The club has submitted an application for planning permission and has already bought a replacement.
Second team captain Steven Spooner said it would be sad to see the old railway carriage go, but it was in desperate need of improvement.
He added: "We have paid £1,000 for a new building, which we have got second-hand. It is a bit like a temporary cabin.
"Hopefully, we will be able to get it in place before winter and then start getting it to how we want it.
"If we can get the outside bits done before Christmas when the really bad weather comes we can be inside working during those months.
"Then, hopefully, by next year it will be ready."
But Steven admits some people will miss the old pavilion.
He said: "It is a bit of a landmark and some people will be sorry to see it go.
"But I think the players and members know we have to move forward.
"A lot of clubs have had grants to improve facilities and have left us behind. Hopefully we will soon have a much better place as well."
The new building will include storage areas, dressing rooms and a tea room.
Councillors are expected to make a decision on Friday, September 16.