Over 80 years ago Samuel Carter endowed the area now known as Elms Park to the village for recreational use. Over the years it has served just that purpose and now is home to several sporting activities including the bowls club, football pitches and the cricket pitches and practice facilities. It is also home to an outdoor gym and play park equipment including the only fully accessible roundabout in the area.
If you venture to the park on a Friday evening at 6.30 pm you will find all ages of children enjoying cricket training.
The sessions which last an hour and cost £1 per child are organised and run by Ruddington Cricket Club and will run every Friday until the end of August.
The initiative is to encourage youngsters to play cricket and the club are delighted that this year they have enough interest that for the first time in the clubs recent history they have been able to enter an under 11’s team in the Notts Youth League.
There is no need to book and young people of all ages and skill levels are invited to pop along and join in.