With early season activity already curtailed by bad weather, it was a serious blow to the club's finances with a number of fixtures having to be cancelled. Match secretary John Ferguson said it "beggars belief that someone could do something like this."
The vandal struck sometime between late Saturday on May 18 and the following morning. A petrol canister that could have been used was found under a hedge near the green. If you saw anything suspicious late on that Satur- day night, contact community PC Richard Morris on the new non-emergency local police number 101 (replacing the 01786 456000 number).
Note that for police emergencies, you should still phone 999.