BIRKBY Rose Hill Cricket Club has gone through a major transformation, which has brought a change of name and a new clubhouse.
The change of name came about before the start of this season, when the club became Birkby Rose Hill after previously being known as Nuffield.
The clubhouse came about when the Rose Hill became subjected to vandalism and finally arson, which destroyed the existing clubhouse.
Fortunately, the local community rallied round with help from Kirklees Council and a number of funding partners to raise money to build a new clubhouse on the site.
Kirklees contributed a £14,800 grant, while a further £2,000 came from the Postcode Lottery fund, along with various contributions from players and local sponsors.
Birkby Rose Hill, under the stewardship of chairman Max Ahmed, club secretary Mushtaq Hussain and supported by five club trustees, is continuing to grow, and they run two teams in the arrowselfdrive Huddersfield Central League as well as a youth team.
The first team are second and challenging for the title in Section A, while the Seconds are mid-table in Section B.
Next thing on the agenda for Birkby Rose Hill is the erection of fencing and a family seating area, which is being partly fund by the SITA Trust.