Cricket club hit for £2,000 as raiders break into its store

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THIEVES have stolen thousands of pounds worth of tools from a cricket club.

The culprits used an angle grinder to force their way into the tackle shed at Mytholmroyd Cricket Club on Moderna Way.

Once inside, they took a mower, strimmer, petrol, containers and tools together worth more than £2,000.

Club president Nigel Robinson said: “It was a professional job. It happened after we locked up after a game on a Saturday and we found out on the Monday morning.”

The club are waiting to hear if they will have to shell out for tools or if their insurance will cover it.

The theft comes after a string of break-ins at cricket clubs last summer.

Some of the burglaries were during matches.

Old Crossleyans had two mobile phones and a wallet taken from their changing rooms at Broomfield Avenue, Halifax.

And intruders kicked-in the locked door to the dressing room at Bradshaw Cricket Club at Bradshaw Lane, Halifax, stealing cash and six mobile phones.

Anyone with information about the break-in, which happened between 9.30pm on Saturday, May 14 and 9.30am on Monday, May 16, should call police on 0845 6060606.