Your Town - Your Cricket Club
Harpenden Cricket Club is at the heart of our town. The club has thrived on the Common for over 150 years and boasts hundreds of members of all ages. With a junior section numbering 400 players the sight of children playing cricket on the Common is a symbol of the town in summer.
The current pavilion was built in 1970 but the old place no longer has the facilities to match the progress of the sport. The club must rebuild its pavilion to ensure that cricket can continue to be played on the Common. Otherwise the club, and the sport in Harpenden, will die.
The 2019 Transformation
We aim to build a Pavilion of which the entire town can be proud. It will provide:
- New changing rooms including one exclusively for female cricketers
- A facility that encourages boys and girls to participate in sport
- An inspirational location that will be a sporting legacy for the town
- Space that is available to our community throughout the year
- A building that is in keeping with the beauty of its natural environment
The club have secured grants from local organisations and raised funds through the generosity of our membership. This has enabled the building work to start, but we are some way from being able to complete the job.
Our CrowdFunder objectives
To complete the project and ensure that cricket will continue to thrive on the Common in Harpenden we are looking to raise funds for:
- New changing rooms that will enable boys & girls cricket matches to be held throughout the summer
- Outdoor furniture to improve the viewing experience at matches and training
- New playing equipment for juniors from Under 8s upwards
- Upgraded catering equipment that can be used during junior training and senior match days
- Improved Health & Safety facilities including a new defibrillator
We want to give something back
We know there are lots of great causes looking for support at the present time. We want to make sure that our CrowdFunder campaign is more than a short-term campaign; we see it as a crucial part of the club reaching outside of its current membership.
We have created a range of rewards to suit all budgets which we hope will encourage supporters to dig deep and pledge to our cause. Over the duration of our campaign we plan to launch a few surprises so please keep coming back to this page to learn more about what will be on offer.
All details can be found in the Rewards part of this page as well as in regular posts on the club's Facebook page.
To our next chapter
Harpenden Cricket Club has thrived in our community for 156 years. If we are to make it to a memorable 'double hundred' we know our facilities need to step up to meet today’s exacting standards. In order to give the town, and all of its citizens, the cricket club they deserve we need to build strong foundations – and that starts with our brand-new home.
Your support in our future is vital and we look forward to seeing you in our beautiful new Pavilion later in 2019, and for many years to come.
Thank you for reading about our campaign