York cricketers have been left on a sticky wicket due to horses invading their pitch. Hopgrove Playing Fields, in Malton Road, are in danger of being seriously damaged by stray horses regularly getting on to the pitches, churning up the ground and leaving piles of manure, it has been claimed.
Richard Kerrison, chairman of Stockton and Hopgrove Cricket Club, said he feared the playing fields would become unusable if nothing was done to address the problem.Now, why would 'nothing be done'?
“We have rung the council and the police and they seem to say there’s nothing we can do. It’s ruining peoples’ enjoyment.”Gosh. It's a mystery. Who could these horses possibly belong to?