After a winter of extensive work and modification to the pavilion and dressing room complex, the doors to Chiswick Cricket Club were finally opened as the new home of Middlesex Disability Cricket on Sunday.
The first match was fitting too, as Middlesex took on London rivals Surrey in their opening D40 hardball clash of the season.
The Middlesex team were also able to take to the field in brand new Nike playing shirts, proudly adorned by the logo of the Middlesex Disability side’s new sponsor, Fentimans, who came on board over the winter.
Pete Jones, head of community outreach for Middlesex Cricket, said: “To have a ground that we can call our permanent home is a significant step forward for Middlesex Disability Cricket.
“I would like to pass on our thanks to everyone at Chiswick Cricket Club for their support and commitment in making this project a reality.
“To be able to play every home game at the same ground gives a real sense of belonging, and we’re looking forward to enjoying plenty of success here at Chiswick.”
While the day itself was cause for plenty of celebration, Middlesex disappointingly came out on the wrong side of the result, as Surrey ran out winners by 25 runs.