Installation of irrigation system

by Ashley Cricket Club in Ashley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st May 2021 we successfully raised £6,040 ( + est. £765.00 Gift Aid ) with 92 supporters in 56 days

To purchase water irrigation system (storage tank, electric pump and hose pipe) to allow our groundsman to water match pitches efficiently

by Ashley Cricket Club in Ashley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we exceed our initial target we will invest any further donations on the provision of coaching and training to ensure all players can benefit from playing and training opportunities suitable to their needs and abilities


Our Club

Ashley Cricket Club is a vibrant and family-friendly village cricket club situated close to Altrincham in Cheshire, offering a wide range of cricket-playing opportunities to the local community, including:

  • All Stars Cricket for Ages 5 to 7
  • Dynamos Cricket for Ages 7 to 11
  • Junior League Cricket for Boys and Girls Ages 8 to 17
  • Adult League and Friendly Cricket for Ages 13-65

We are very hopeful that after an off-season with no cricket practice we can get the go ahead to launch in April, ahead of a full season of matches, training and socialising. It will be terrific to see everyone back at the club enjoying our facilities.



1st XI League & Cup Winners 2019

2020 season

The COVID-19 shortened cricket season of 2020 was more successful and enjoyable than looked possible at the end of March/early April.  We are proud to have offered so much cricket and training to so many players, from junior players new to cricket and playing Under 9s softball pairs cricket through to youth players participating in, and winning, senior league competitions and on to wily veteran players who managed to play lots of mid-week friendlies locally.

Our 2nd XI won their league in the last game of the season, a tense, one wicket win in a low scoring thriller against our local rivals Timperley. Our Under 15 girls took part in the national ECB knockout and after two convincing wins were well beaten by a Leyland team containing several Lancashire age group players. The 1st XI finished mid table after the league and cup double of 2019, highlights include a whirlwind innings of 82 off only 25 balls by Abdul Wahab, including 12 6s, and he was dropped first ball, at long off. Our Academy side, usually made up of 7 or 8 young players and 3 or 4 old "uns" performed so well and introduced many new players, including 2 girls. Finally, we re-instated our second Sunday side playing local friendly games and in 2021 this side will re-join the league structure

For the 2021 season we will run 5 weekend league teams, a mid-week Over 40s team and 9 junior sides, including 2 girls teams

Our first Past Players Day went ahead in 2019 and we hope to repeat this event late in the summer 2021


Our Appeal

Financially, the year was pretty brutal, low receipts from subscription income; no Sportsman's Dinner, very little Sponsorship income, and vastly reduced bar takings. However we are certain that the ground and our facilities will be in demand once we can train and play. We will need to prepare plenty of match wickets, training pitches and keep our artificial nets maintained.

You might think a sports club based in the North West of England, near to Manchester, would not struggle for rain water to help prepare our pitches, but when the sun shines and we go without meaningful rainfall for a few weeks it is very difficult to safely prepare all the grass pitches we need  

We are therefore launching an Appeal to our members, parents, ex members, friends and contacts to purchase a water storage tank, an electric pump and a hose pipe to allow our groundsman to water pitches quickly. Currently, due to low water pressure, it can take two hours to water one match pitch. A new irrigation system would allow a pitch to be watered in ten to fifteen minutes, leaving the groundsman time to work on the rest of the ground

Our initial target is £5,000, if we are lucky enough to exceed the total of £5,000 any extra funds will be invested into the ground and our facilities to ensure everyone can fully benefit from our great sporting facility

How will we invest in our club

As a financially secure club we will be able to continue to develop our cricket offering to the community. This will include;

  • The provision of coaches to supplement our own volunteers and to ensure we can offer everyone regardless of ability the chance to play
  • Update the viewing areas around the ground
  • Improved playing facilities e.g. new boundary rope, seating, updated changing rooms

Coaching methods are much improved in recent years!


Thank you

Please pass on the details of our project to anyone you think would like to help, we will use Gift Aid where possible to boost donations.

 We look forward to welcoming you all to Ashley CC this summer



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Match ball sponsorship for one home match

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£25 Voucher for The Milk House Dairy Farm

Claim a voucher to spend at the Mill House dairy farm shop in Comberbatch near to Marbury Country Park -

£10 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Jonny Wilkinson signed, framed memorabilia

£10 gets you two tickets for our prize draw, featuring a signed and framed montage of photos and drawings of 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson. The draw will be made on Saturday 17th April

£20 or more

3 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

Invitation to a home match on a Saturday afternoon once social distancing rules are fully relaxed

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Two hours gardening with consultation on designs

Two hours gardening from Doug Gardens, including 30 minutes consultation on how your garden might look with advice on what to plant and how to landscape your garden. RRP £50

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 hours free clean & de-cluter, worth £60

Two hours free clean and decluter. Have an experienced, skilled and organised professional (CLEAR - House Life Mind) decluter your house this summer.

£20 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£40 for take away/eat-in meal at Sai Spice

Treat yourself to a take away meal at Sai Spice in Chorlton with this voucher worth £40. Can also be used once the restaurant is open for eat-in dining.

£40 or more

0 of 25 claimed

£40 Reward

Hospitality at a home match of your choice, to include cold hot, drinks and prize draw

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 of Regatta vouchers

£100 of Regatta vouchers to spend at any store

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Discounted facility hire

Pledge £50 or more for a voucher to use against future hire of the club facilities. Great gift for a friend wanting a party venue, or for a local club/charity you'd like to support to hold a meeting or class. Perhaps your company could hire the ground for a cricket or rounders match or team building event? RRP £100+

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Free financial advice, worth £100

90 minutes free financial advice from a local Financial Advisor.

£75 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£75 Reward

Match sponsorship - hospitality, drinks and food package plus man of the match award photo opportunity

£750 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£750 to sponsor the Ashley CC pavilion until 2022

A sign on the side of the pavilion, which will be visible from the car park and the public footpath. Subsequent years by negotiation

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

One hour 1 to 1 tuition, worth £40

One hour 1 to 1 school tuition from a respected teaching professional, delivered safely and securely either in person or via Zoom or similar.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Chippy tea for 4 from WA14 fish and chips in Hale

Fish and chips from award winning WA14 fish and chips in Hale, RRP £40

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

6 bottles of wine from Guy Anderson Wines

A case of 6 Old World wines from by Guy Anderson Wines. RRP £45-75

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 voucher for Batch Bottle Store

Claim yourself a voucher to spend at Altrincham's independent craft beer bottle store and taproom -

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Round of golf for three at Wilmslow GC, worth £180

Be quick as the golf courses start to reopen, claim this reward to treat yourself and two friends to a round of golf at Wilmslow GC with the cricket club chairman.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 voucher for Gran T coffee shop in Altrincham

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