Massive plans for cricket at Scarborough

England's Stuart Broad (centre left) celebrates the wicket of India's Rahul Dravid with team mates during the NatWest One Day International at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground in Chester Le Street, Durham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 3, 2011. See PA Story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. RESTIRCTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call 44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
England's Stuart Broad (centre left) celebrates the wicket of India's Rahul Dravid with team mates during the NatWest One Day International at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground in Chester Le Street, Durham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 3, 2011. See PA Story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. RESTIRCTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call 44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

SCARBOROUGH could soon play host to some of the top names in world cricket - if chairman Bill Mustoe’s grand plan for the club comes to fruition.

Following superb feedback from Yorkshire CCC about this year’s 125th annual Festival, as well as the hosting of the England Lions match against Sri Lanka A, Mustoe has set his sights even higher for the future of cricket in the town.

Inside the newly refurbished Scarborough Cricket club Pavilion at North Marine Road, due to open on Friday.  111519a   picture by Andrew Higgins  13/04/11  'in Sport  and for Ad feature

Inside the newly refurbished Scarborough Cricket club Pavilion at North Marine Road, due to open on Friday. 111519a picture by Andrew Higgins 13/04/11 'in Sport and for Ad feature

Mustoe and the club have already indicated to Yorkshire their desire to host even more big-name fixtures, possibly including a full England One Day International fixture.

Mustoe said: “Following the success of this year’s Festival and all the great feedback we’ve had about all the developments at the ground, we’ve been thinking about how we could possibly bring bigger and better quality fixtures to Scarborough.

“These are purely aspirational thoughts at the moment but we’d like to try and get more international cricket here.

“Whether they be another Lions match, an under-19s match, a ladies match or possibly an ODI, who knows?”

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Mustoe also revealed that the club harbour ambitions to further develop the ground, including the modernisation of the West Stand.

But the chairman insists these lofty plans are far from imminent, and expectations of local cricket fans shouldn’t be too high in the immediate future.

He added: “We know what we’d like to do to the West Stand, but it would be a multi-million pound job.

“It’s a major, major job and we’ll need to think about it carefully before we do anything.”

David Byas team v Presidents  Cricket match .Bill Mustoe enjoys the match... picture Richard Ponter  113307h

David Byas team v Presidents Cricket match .Bill Mustoe enjoys the match... picture Richard Ponter 113307h

l What do you think? Could Scarborough attract an England ODI in the future and who would you like to see them play? Get in touch to daniel.gregory@jpress.co.uk