A cricket club is being terrorised by teenage vandals who are using their practice nets as ‘trampolines’.
The youngsters, aged between 16 and 19, have struck twice in one week at Accrington Cricket Club causing hundreds of pounds of damage to the nets.
The first incident happened on Tuesday, July 1 and the second happened on Wednesday, July 9.
It comes nearly a year after the cricket club, on Thorneyholme Road in Accrington, was targeted by burglar.
Chairman Rod Kenyon said: “It’s getting very frustrating and is costing us a lot of time and money.
“The lads can’t practise in safety.
“The week before last some lads went over to where our practice nets are fixed, climbed on top of them and started using them as a trampoline.
“Three of us went round the next day and spent all day repairing them.
“Myself and the groundsman were then down here last week and the teenagers came back and started jumping on them again.
“When the police came they tried to find them but couldn’t.”
PCSO Rebecca Miller, who covers the Church and Milnshaw area, has appealed for help in tracking the vandals.
She said: “There were a couple of issues last year and now we’ve had it again a few times in the past few weeks.
“It costs the club, players a staff a lot of time and money to repair and it’s cricket season at the moment.
“We have given them crime prevention advice and we are planning regular patrols around the area to try and catch whoever is doing it.
“We can’t say if it’s the same people causing it as last year.”
Anyone with information call Lancashire Police on 101.