Graffiti vandals attack cricket clubhouse

Boxmoor Cricket Club has been vandalised with graffiti.
Boxmoor Cricket Club has been vandalised with graffiti.
  • Graffiti vandals attacked overnight on Sunday
  • Doors and shutters have been sprayed with the blue coloured tag ‘Rako’
  • Head of cricket has described vandalism as ‘frustrating’ and disappointing

A community cricket clubhouse has been defaced by blue graffiti by vandals who struck overnight on Sunday.

Boxmoor Cricket Club’s doors and shutters were sprawled with the tag ‘Rako’ along with a cartoon cat image.

Blue graffiti has defaced the doors and shutters of the clubhouse.

Blue graffiti has defaced the doors and shutters of the clubhouse.

It comes just two weeks after the club’s playing ground was damaged by an arson attack when a shopping trolley was set alight.

Head of cricket Aaron Hinton said: “I think it is just disappointing. I don’t personally understand why someone would want to go and graffiti on a bit of property. I’m sure they wouldn’t want it on their house or at their place of work. It is just something that I can’t really comprehend.

“It is frustrating this has happened when people are volunteering their time to move the club in the direction that we want to see it go.”

The graffiti was discovered on Monday morning and a nearby landlord said the clubhouse, off St John’s Road, was untouched at around 11.30pm on Sunday when he walked his dogs.

“It has obviously happened in the early hours,” said Aaron.

During the winter the club’s limited funds were spend on redecorating the clubhouse, which included painting the external doors and having the shutters cleaned.

Aaron said: “We don’t have a lot of money as a club and it was a large part of what we do have that we spent.

“It is money we have raised through subscriptions and donations and we were also left some money by an ex vice-president when he passed away.”

The club is now arranging for the graffiti to be clean ahead of a Hertfordshire over 70s match on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the graffiti attack can contact Herts Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number D1/15/3588.