So at the end of the season 2016-2017 Little Berkhamsted Sahibs Cricket Club (LBSCC) was about to fold as was Chaseville CC (both based in North London/Hertfordshire). LBSCC after establishing themselves in the late 1800's looked like it was nearing the end of an era. The team at Chaseville also being in a difficult situation decided the best option was for all the players to move over to LBSCC - where they had their own grounds and clubhouse.
LBSCC recruited lots of new players that season and for the first time produced a 2nd team. It was a great season with the 2nds winning their division and the 1sts finishing mid table only due to a points penalty received for some admin errors :( - missing out on 2nd place.
At the end of the season for various reasons - retirement, relocation etc LBSCC lost a lot of its long standing members. At the AGM some real legends of the club stepped down and all the officials positions were handed over to the younger generation. I myself was elected as the club treasurer and so here I am reaching out to you guys to help give a small time village club a real boost for the years to come. Our club is located in a small village, where we promise one of the best teas supplied by our local pub and long standing member (The beehive), a beautiful grounds and just overall a great place to play cricket! Our club house is in a terrible state needing work done to to roof. We as a club also try to supply premises for a local nursery and want to be able to open up to the community once the building is in an improved state.
The money will specifically be used for roof repairs, shower works and refurbishments to the bar area. A significant cost will be required to repair the roof, currently we have spent approximately £500 to do some temporary patch work but this will not last. The overall funding request of £10,000 will not cover all of these costs completely however the club is committed to going the extra mile to raise remaining funding ourselves.
We are actively engaging with the community and building bridges with the village to really make this club a home for all.
We need your help to continue this legacy, alongside any funding we would also love to welcome any cricketers looking for a great club to play in, and also invite anyone who appreciates a beautiful English summers day to come and spend some time at the club and get to know the team!
Having just saved this club and with a pool of over 30 players it would be a terrible shame to let this go because of some building works!
Look forward to hearing/meeting you all. We are based in Church Road, Little Berkhamsted (SG13 8LY). Please also reach out to me directly for any specific questions - 07792981354.
We are extremely grateful for any assistance!
The members of Little Berkhamsted Cricket Club!