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Friday, 24th May 2019

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Ashton turf damage resulted from sheer malice

A class of vandalism rarely reported has been deliberate damage through grievance. This is far worse than bat throwing, door bashing or player tantrums during matches.

Recently Ashton Ladysmith CC, in Manchester, discovered that more than 150 holes had been dug on their square and outfield at Ashton-under-Lyne, outside Manchester, by one or more persons using a spade after scaling a six-foot metal fence. It seems unlikely bored youths could be blamed for that.