Demolition notice served on Woodlands

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The future of two local cricket clubs has been thrown into doubt after a demolition notice was served on the Woodlands Sports Ground in Castor.

Cavaliers and Khalsa have used the facility in recent seasons.

Khalsa have already pulled out of Hunts Division One to concentrate on friendly cricket, but Cavaliers are now concerned they will have to find a new venue for next summer’s South Lincs Division One campaign.

Khalsa were relegated from Cambs Division Two on the final day of last season. Their place in Hunts Division One has been handed to Castor who finished third in Division Two.

Werrington have now been promoted to Division Three, also as a result of Khalsa’s exit.

Woodlands was built at a multi-million pound cost as a leisure and social centre for Pearl Assurance - now Phoenix Life Assurance - staff and boasted football pitches, an artificial surface, tennis courts and bowls greens as well as cricket pitches.

Posh trained there for a time in the late 1990s.

The Nene Park Trust have issued a statement saying they don’t want the building to be demolished or the site to go unused, but the final decision will rest with Phoenix Life who have yet to make a comment.