Damage to cricket club condemned

Donacloney Mill Cricket Club says it has reported to police a number of break-ins and vandalism at its premises.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:12 pm

The club recently revealed, “Unfortunately we have seen the worst of Donacloney over this past week, with multiple break-ins at the cricket club, including graffiti and vandalism. Very sad.

“A fire had been started in the toilets at the rear of the pavilion. Thankfully no-one was hurt and the building was unaffected.

“The facility is open for all in the village and community; all the club asks is that it is left in the same state as you find it.

“The recent vandalism has been reported to the police.”

Councillor Mark Baxter was among those to condemn the incidents.

“The cricket club in Donacloney have been in the village for well over 100 years,” he said. “They provide a vital service for the community and have always been community orientated; the many volunteers who keep the club running don’t deserve to have to face this type of behaviour or incur extra costs as a result.

“I know I can speak for the community in condemning this vandalism in the strongest possible terms and would appeal to anyone who had any information to contact police on 101.”