Monday, December 11, 2023

Slough hockey and cricket at loggerheads over pitch plans

Slough hockey officials have plans for an academy in a key diversity area as playing numbers grow in the sport

Slough Hockey Club, one of the most successful clubs in England, have become embroiled in a planning row over pitch development as it sets its sights on growing increasing playing numbers in its 100th year.

The row centres on Slough Cricket Club’s plans for a third cricket pitch at the shared facilities at Slough Sports Club – on an area of land earmarked for hockey development – proposals of which were approved at a council meeting.

Slough HC, who celebrate their centenary in September, also want space for a second pitch at the facility and have been firmly rebuffed in giving the cricket section ways where both sports can be happy.

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As Slough gets set to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it also looking for former club members to get in touch for its September 26 celebrations.

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