Biddenham Cricket Club bench donated in honour of Founder

Biddenham Pavilion's new bench in honour of John Wagstaff

Biddenham based cricket fans will have a new spot to watch the cricket at Biddenham Pavilion as a new bench has been donated by housebuilder, Dandara in honour of the club’s Founder.

The bench pays homage to Biddenham local, John Wagstaff who passed away in 2022.

In the 1980’s Mr Wagstaff was one of the individuals responsible for restarting the club and was front and with his extensive skills in architecture, was front and centre of the design of the club’s pavilion, which is still in use today.

The senior team ply their trade in the Bedfordshire County Cricket League and also have a number of junior sides, where the club plays in various county leagues along with friendly games with other local clubs.

Glenn Taylor, Chairman of Biddenham Cricket Club, said, “Biddenham Pavilion hosts a wide variety of events and clubs, and has always been a space for the local community to come together. 

“The cricket club is an extremely valued part of Biddenham, so it’s wonderful to see it receiving support from Dandara. It’s great to also be able to pay tribute to John Wagstaff, whom without we would not have the cricket club as it is today.”

Rachel Lindop, Head of Sales at Dandara Northern Home Counties said, “It’s always a pleasure to be able to support sporting teams in the areas we develop in, especially ones that are as long-standing and respected as Biddenham Cricket Club. 

“Strengthening community ties is always at the forefront with Dandara, so to be able to encourage people to come together at these games is very important to us.”

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