204 Years Not Out in your community
Established in 1816 Stockton Cricket Club boasts a deep and rich history in the local area. After some great success and claiming the North East Premier League title in 2013, the club decided to return to the ECB North Yorkshire South Durham in 2019 and across the three senior teams, have gained three league titles in two years.
Stockton Cricket Club plays its cricket at the picturesque Grangefield ground in the heart of Stockton town and hosts a family atmosphere that always attracts some fantastic crowds.
Your town cricket club needs assistance to maintain and develop its facilities at this difficult time particularly as the Social club income is limited.
How will your money help?
Our vision is to increase the off field coaching and practice facilities - to deliver safer, better and more diverse services to young people, schools and club members and their families, thus furthering their development in cricket and offering all that membership of a thriving local Cricket Club includes.
How COVID 19 has impacted us
Due to Covid and Lockdown we have been unable to run any fundraising events like Christmas Bazaar, race nights , Field Days that have kept us solvent and active, with your help over the years.
Stockton Cricket Club is a club that has always supported local charities and has helped raised funds, especially for The Butterwick Hospice, through our annual boxing day 'Noon Walk'.
Restrictions to the TS18 Bar facilities and the decrease in income mean we, as the cricket club are being asked to provide more self help in the on going running of the Club.
How your donation will help
- Upgrade Junior Astro Turf Practice Facility
We want to upgrade our existing Junior Astro Turf Playing area by adding a second lane whilst working to re establish grass wickets off the main field for senior practice.
SCC Junior section boasts 10 junior teams ranging from the age of U9 to U17, as well as regular training sessions for our ever growing All Stars U8s. By increasing the size of our Astro Turf practice facility will allow us to accommodate our ever growing Junior section.
During these periods of unrest and lock down it is vital that we think of the physical and mental well being of all our members and to offer them the best experience when taking part in physical activity.
- Maintain and improve a safe playing outfield
As our cricket ground is now a multi-use sports ground the annual maintenance and additions to ground equipment, fertilisation, drainage and restoration to the playing outfield are paramount in our quest to keep our ground at a level that playing in the top strata of ECB Premier League Cricket demands, as does dedicated and skilled work on the square.
- Update and Extend our Indoor Cricket Facility
To facilitate coaching programmes for the community throughout the year we plan to add an extra lane to the Indoor net along with refurbishment to the existing one and the addition of coaching aids like Junior and Senior Bowling Machines are on our wish list along with funding to reward existing and future coaches and be able to offer funded courses.
- Purchase Sight Screens
A requirement of playing in the ECB NYSD is that the club has 2 sight screens at each bowling end or your club is marked down. Funding received will help purchase the two extra sight screens required.
- Update and improve social areas for members and visiting community users
The surroundings of the playing area need upgrading to make more attractive to members and visitors - normally left to volunteers but topsoil , aggregates, timber, plants etc come at a cost.
If you can help in any way to preserve the future of your Town Club we would be very grateful.