Flitwick Cricket Club has secured £24,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund.
The money will help to improve ground drainage system, restore the cricket nets, covers and sight screens and, in addition install a non-turf pitch at a second ground.
Flitwick CC president the Rev Nigel Washington said: "We are delighted to secure the first Inspired Facilities grant, which will enable us to upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of our coaches.
"It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics' legacy."
The project is one of 350 local community sports groups who have been offered a total of £17.4 million in Olympic legacy funding through the Inspired Facilities Fund.
Sport England's Chair, Richard Lewis, said: "This investment will create a fantastic sporting legacy for Flitwick.
"This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in the East of England. It shows we're offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better."
Local MP Nadine Dorries added: "This is excellent news for Flitwick cricket club, the town and its people.
"I am very pleased to hear that the Olympic legacy will be felt in mid-Bedfordshire and look forward to seeing the new facilities being used by the community. Well done Flitwick
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