More than 400 people turned out this month to celebrate East Renfrewshire Cricket Club’s (ERCC) 10th anniversary.

The event, which was hailed as a great success, took place at the home of the club, Woodfarm Pavilion and Playing Fields.

It featured food stalls, bouncy castles, an awards ceremony and a cricket competition.

Luckily the rain stayed away and it turned out to be a pleasant day with the sun making an appearance here and there.

Barrhead News: Club chairperson Parvase Majeed, Provost Mary Montague and club president Richard TownsleyClub chairperson Parvase Majeed, Provost Mary Montague and club president Richard Townsley (Image: East Renfrewshire Cricket Club)

East Renfrewshire’s Provost Mary Montague, who presented awards, said: “It was a wonderful community day and lovely to see everyone of all ages have such a great time.

“As the council’s sports convener I officiated at the Cricket Club’s official opening a decade ago in Barrhead’s Cowan Park, so it was fantastic to open this 10th Anniversary celebration too.

“Well done to all involved in the club and to everyone past and present, who has played a part in its success.”

The organisation has come a long way since it was founded in Barrhead with a few cricket stumps, bats and plenty of enthusiasm by Ammar Ashraf and other volunteers.

Local residents wanted to establish the club as there was no other cricket club or playing and training facility in the council area.

ERCC has since grown steadily and now offers cricket facilities, competitive matches and training to more than 100 young people.

Barrhead News: Provost Mary Montague presented the awards on the dayProvost Mary Montague presented the awards on the day (Image: East Renfrewshire Cricket Club)

Founder Ammar, who now has a role at Lancashire Cricket Club, attended the celebration as did Gordon Drummond from Cricket Scotland and Andrew Kelly from sportscotland.

Parvase Majeed, club chairperson, added: “I must give credit to all the volunteers who have worked hard to develop the club in the past 10 years and have supported the growing number of boys and girls who are now enjoying playing cricket, taking part in team sport and making friends.

“We also have plans to achieve even more in the future. New players and volunteers can contact us through our website"

Parvase also thanked East Renfrewshire Council, Provost Mary Montague, sportscotland, Cricket Scotland and the local community for their support.