A VILLAGE cricket club is bowled over with the support it's received from a housebuilder.

Persimmon has presented £3,000, from its Community Champions scheme, to Cullingworth Cricket Club.

The money will be used to help improve a spectator area built during the pandemic.

Guests at a presentation ceremony included councillors and the deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Falak Ahmed.

Lynette Elphee, a Cullingworth Cricket Club committee member, says: "We are delighted to be awarded this funding.

"The club has gone through some difficult times, when committee members feared for its survival, however with a lot of hard work and determination it has come out stronger.

"We enjoy great support from the community, and thank everyone who has helped the club grow into what it is today."

Cllr Ahmed says: "My two sons learned their basic cricket at the Cullingworth club. I'm happy to see its continued good work for others."

Christopher Hull, managing director of Persimmon West Yorkshire, said: "It’s a pleasure to support groups and clubs that play such an important role in their communities.

"We’re delighted to be able to support Cullingworth Cricket Club in this way and wish it all the best of luck moving forward."