ECB pledges cash for flood-hit clubs

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The England and Wales Cricket Trust has made an emergency relief fund of £50,000 available to flood-affected cricket clubs in Cumbria.

The EWCT, a charitable trust established by the England and Wales Cricket Board, has made the money available to teams in the county in a bid to provide financial and logistical support available to clubs in the worst hit areas.

Teams in Cockermouth, Workington, Carlisle, Keswick and Appleby have been affected by the heavy rain and flooding that has hit the region in the last week.

ECB chief executive David Collier said: "In 2008 a number of clubs suffered from flooding and sadly in recent days Cumbria has been affected by flooding.

"We have been advised by the Cumbria Cricket Board that five clubs are in urgent need of assistance and I am pleased to be able to announce the ECB, through the EWCT, has set aside funds to help these clubs deal with the immediate after effects of the flooding in this time of need."