WELLINGTON Association Football Club's floodlights have been taken down at the Playing Field as the club prepare to make way for cricket.

The local football and cricket clubs share the ground and a team of volunteers from the football club were at the Playing Field from 7am on Saturday (April 13) to carry out a range of end-of-season jobs.

The main task was taking down the four floodlight pylons ahead of cricket getting under way.

A spokesperson for the Tangerines said: “Thanks to all our volunteers who worked so hard and good luck to the cricketers for their new season.”

The football club still have matches to play while the cricket club have arranged friendly games before the season starts for their senior, Sunday, mid-week and youth teams.

The cricket club’s first team will be playing in the Bristol/Somerset Division of the West of England Premier League, having won promotion in the Somerset Division without losing a game.

They have a tough opening game - away to Taunton Deane at the Convent Field on Saturday, May 4.

They follow this with their first home game of the summer - against Midsomer Norton.