The chairman of Ellesmere Cricket Club has thanked the public for their support in identifying the culprits that vandalised their premises last weekend.

James Harrison, chairman at the Shropshire Cricket League club, posted on social media about 'several thousands of pounds' damage done at the club on Saturday, January 11.

But James admitted his delighted at so many people coming forward to identify the culprits as well as offering their services to repair the damage suffered by the club.

"The police are looking into this," he said.

"But we've had great support from the community. There's quite a lot of damage to the club but we've had lots of people giving names.

"We've had so much support from people and their offers to help, especially tradesmen. I'm disappointed that we have to do this, but I'm delighted that people have offered to help.

"We don't mind kids coming down and congregating here but we didn't need the damage."

West Mercia Police has confirmed that it is investigating the damage.

A spokesman said: "Police are carrying out enquiries into criminal damage at Ellesmere Cricket Club in Birch Road in Ellesmere.

"It's believed those responsible have been identified and will be spoken to. The damage was reported Sunday, January 12."