BASEBALL: THE Essex Redbacks are looking to develop and strengthen their grassroots.

And to acheieve this the club are building a new baseball diamond at Forest Glade Football Club at Barleylands in Billericay.

The club – whose junior teams play under the Forest Glade Redback banner – already has one diamond at Barleylands, and is now marking up another to allow more teenage players to play simultaneously.

Club stalwart Michael Jones said: “We’re building a second diamond so we’ll now be able to offer baseball to people of all ages in Billericay. We’ll be moving our youth teams completely to the ground.

He said: “We begin building a new adult-sized baseball diamond at Barleylands home with help from Forest Glade Football Club meaning both junior and senior baseball can be played at the Billericay ground.

“It means that the Redbacks Ponies, our under-17 side, can train and play their games at the same venue as the younger Bronco U14 team.” he added.

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