THE chairman of Byfield Bowls Club has said she is “disgusted” after vandals wrecked a newly-laid pitch.
The club had a £5,000 grant from BIFFA to refurbish the pitch and an open day was held on Saturday, April 21. However the following day, large heel marks were put on the pitch leaving it unplayable.
It has left the club footing the bill to repair it.
Chairman Chris Cross said: “I was disgusted when I saw what happened. I couldn’t believe someone would do that.
“We were all saying the day before it happened it was a lovely pitch and was a tremendous asset. It’s a real shame.”