Barnby Dun Cricket Club is a local village cricket club with 2 senior Saturday teams, a Sunday team and an evening league team. So we are a successful club on one level, but our main focus now is the development of junior cricket for both boys and girls. Through hard work over recent seasons, our coaches have done sterling work in developing our junior sides so that we are now able to field junior teams at U9, U11, U13 and U15 levels. This has been achieved partly by offering Summer Cricket camps for 6 days in August school holidays which have proved very popular. We intend to run these again in 2021 but we have to employ professional coaches since the sessions are during the day and we have to pay for their time. Because of lockdown, we have been severly restricted in our ability to raise funds through the usual outlets like raffles and club nights etc and this has impacted on club finances.
To run these sessions, as well as coaching time costs, we need to provide basic cricket equipment for up to 30 juniors each session such as bats, balls & pads etc.
Also, in order to attract boys and girls to our cricket club, we need to have a vibrant and welcoming offering which appeals to young people and part of this, we think, is to provide modern up to date playing facilities such as good practice areas and an electronic scoreboard for matches. The club is experiencing a real resurgence at the moment but we need to maintain momentum and the best way to do this, we think, is to encourage participation in cricket, provide appropriate coaching for junior boys and girls aged 5 -15 and also to provide good facilities for playing.
We are a community focused cricket club, keen to encourage participation at all ages and for all abilities, especially for boys and girls at junior level.
We also support disabled cricket in Yorkshire, for example hosting a Yorkshire Vikings vs Northants Steelers visually impaired cricket match at our ground.
Northants Steelers v Yorkshire Vikings Visually Impaired cricket team at Barnby Dun CC
We have an excellent relationship with our local community who are always keen to show their support for what we do! Thank you.
We would be so grateful as a club, if you could donate any amount to our Crowdfunding target. Every penny will be invested back into the club and its facilities. Thank you.
Barnby Dun Cricket Club - celebrating 150 years anniversary during lockdown!