A cricket club in Cornwall has seen more than £10,000 of improvements ahead of the 2022 season.

They included a state-of-the-art scoreboard, score box and inclusive changing facilities at Beacon Cricket Club, near Camborne.

The addition of a new 19-digit electronic scoreboard has been a significant part of the works, with the majority of it funded through Penzance Cricket Club’s ‘Club, County, Community’ initiative.

The custom-built scoreboard, installed by Durant Cricket, upgrades the traditional flip-digit board that had been in-situ for over 30-years and was in desperate need of renovation.

The club said that members had "worked tirelessly" over the winter to overhaul the existing score box structure to house the new scoreboard, and add an electronic anti-vandal security shutter.

A commemorative granite plaque has also been installed as a permanent gesture of the club’s gratitude to Penzance Cricket Club and its chairman Neil Tregarthen.

A raft of fundraising efforts and volunteer hours has also seen the community-led cricket club introduce a new facility adjacent to the pavilion, which will house a score box area for scorers to follow the game, and control the new scoreboard remotely, whilst also housing new changing and washroom facilities for female players and officials.

It comes after the club saw the number of female members triple over the winter period, in addition to more then 30 children registering for its ECB All Stars programme for five to eight-year-olds and and Dynamos programme for eight to 11-year-olds, which begin in May and run for eight weeks.

Beacon has already announced it will extend its programmes throughout the summer at no additional cost.

Darren Proctor, chairman at Beacon Cricket Club, said: “This winter’s facilities upgrades represent another significant milestone for us as a forward-thinking cricket club and the community we serve. We can’t thank Penzance Cricket Club’s ‘Club, County, Community’ initiative enough for making it possible.

“The upgrades follow the recent refurbishments to our pavilion, bar and toilets, bringing facilities in line with some of the best in the county and further investment and development is already planned.

"The addition of a dedicated female changing room with showers is one the committee is particularly pleased with, supporting our ethos of being here to serve our local community and provide spaces and facilities for all."

Neil Tregarthen, chairman at Penzance Cricket Club, said the club was happy to support Beacon in its improvements.

"Our mission is to look beyond our own boundaries and work with other local clubs to strengthen the links between cricket and the community, not only enhancing participation in our great game but also boosting the status of Cornish cricket clubs as pillars of their communities," he added.