FORMER England Test cricketer Derek Pringle was on hand to open Moreton CC’s new net facility.

The twin-lane practice area has been funded thanks to a £38,000 grant from funding body WREN.

Pringle, who played 30 Tests for England and is now a respected journalist, commented: “I am delighted to see such a high-quality training facility here at Moreton and I’m sure all the players will thoroughly enjoy using them.”

Club chairman Tim Haworth added: “The facility provides a top quality resource for our club youth academy, ladies team and our membership as a whole.”