ONE of the oldest cricket clubs in East Hampshire could be hit for six by a controversial bid to restore a village landmark.

There were cheers at Penns Place last week as plans to add a first floor to the former East Meon forge were approved by councillors.

The decision, which was caught on camera for a forthcoming television programme, will double the height of the crumbling building.

But it's left the adjacent cricket club on a sticky wicket, as they believe the increase in height will force their insurance premiums through the roof.

For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.