S-O-S Save our Scorebox! Please.
Our project is to raise £20,000 for essential structural repairs to our crumbling scorebox, and for the vital refurbishment of our net facility, where the netting is in need of replacement and the artificial turf surfaces are showing considerable signs of wear.
The scorebox building needs immediate attention at a time when our finances are stretched to the limit after such a long period of lockdown with no income. Even now, although cricket is thankfully up and running at last, we cannot host any functions, which are our life blood. In the main, this would have been funded from events planned throughout the 2020 season which was completely disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our scorebox was built in 1927 by James Greenway in memory of his father who scored for KCC for many years. It was a single storey building, and in 1980, recently deceased member Bill Brooks added a second floor, and a digital scoreboard frontage was installed in 2014. We were therefore devastated to discover that the scorebox was structurally unsound with the sides and rear crumbling fast.
What we deliver to the community
Kidderminster Cricket Club is one of the largest cricket clubs in Worcestershire. We provide Saturday League cricket for 4 teams playing in the prestigious Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League and Worcestershire County League. We also operate a large junior section which provides coaching and matches for around 100 young boys and girls. We are a “Clubmark” club providing a safe environment for youngsters to learn and enjoy their cricket experience.
Alongside our adult and junior cricket, we have in the last few years become a county designated Women's/Girls Cricket Hub. With a developing girls section, we now compete at u11 and u13 and our girls would have competed at u9 this year had it not been for the pandemic. We deliver the ECB's annual All Stars programmes to boys and girls aged 5 to 8 and were set to run the ECB's new Dynamos programme for 8 to 11 year olds before lockdown forced its cancellation.
We also have a thriving ladies softball team, and last year hosted the county's largest women's softball festival with almost 100 participants plus spectators.
Our junior section has also provided coaching assistance for Wicketz Cricket, funded by the Lord Taverners, delivered by Worcestershire County Cricket, and this summer hosted by KCC, extending our ethos of inclusivity.
Use by other community groups
We aim to provide extensive, high quality facilities which are enjoyed by our members, the local community, and county representative groups. Our meeting and function rooms are used by many organisations, including 16 local masonic lodges, umpires, cricket league management, football supporters associations and charity groups.
We also support the local community by making our facilities available for regular meetings/sessions of pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance classes and social meetings for groups with learning difficulties.
There were close to 100 cricket matches played on our pitches during 2019 in addition to weekly coaching sessions for Seniors and Juniors
Our high quality cricket pitches, outfield and facilities are always in demand from representative teams at County and International level. In 2019, we hosted 9 days of First Class County cricket for Worcestershire County Cricket Club at short notice when their main ground was flooded. The England Disability team again used our pitches for an International Tournament.
The club is run by a small dedicated group, and without income throughout the summer, funds are needed for these essential projects.
As a non profit making club, we need to generate donations from members, friends and the wider community to achieve our target of £20,000.
How you can help
Any level of donation you can give towards our appeal will be much appreciated and we welcome support from existing patrons, families and businesses in the community who identify with us and value what we do.
SINGLE DONATIONS – you can use the box on the top right of the donation page for whatever amount you choose.
VICE PRESIDENT LUNCH DONATIONS - £50 Books your place for our 2021 V.P. lunch
MEMBERSHIP DONATIONS – All 2020 memberships now paid, so you can donate advance for 2021
Students/Juniors and other playing members - £40
Cricket social members - £40
Advancement on 2021 membership - £20
Pledge £100 deposit today to secure a table of 10 at our exclusive "Day in the Marquee" for a Worcestershire C.C.C. 1st XI fixture at New Road next year.
End of season full bat refurbishment £40
1 to 1 half hour coaching session - £20 Contact Chris Pyke 07896 550223
Pledge £10 or more and get a 20% discount off any order over £20 from Mrs K’s Cupcakes - Contact Jan on 07963 488647 to discuss your requirements
Pledge £50 and receive a 33% discount off one months storage at Kidderminster Self Storage. (Max 10 pledges)
Also receive 33% discount off all packing materials (unlimited)
Pledge £20 and receive 10% Discount on floor coverings and walk in shower safety flooring from Hatton Flooring 01562 823742 or 07973 960057
Pledge £80 and receive a voucher for you and three friends to enjoy a midweek 18 holes of golf at Ombersley Golf Club. Pledge donated
Pledge £40 or more for a family day pass worth £88 at West Midland Safari Park
Valid for 6 months - One only - Contact Sarah Beadsworth on 07841 502535
Pledge £10 and receive a 10% discount from Hire It up to 31st October
Pledge £10 and enjoy a Sunday Lunch main course for two at The Cavalier Kidderminster (5 available) 01562 747085
Pledge £10 and get a 20% discount voucher for all purchases at Foleys Fish Bar
82 Stourport Road, Kidderminster DY11 7BQ
Contact Norman Broadfield 01562 60818 or Les Vincent 07504 463552
Pledge £10 and get a 20% discount voucher for all purchases at Merchants Fish Bar
78 Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AW
117B Worcester Street, Stourbridge DY8 2AD
Contact Norman Broadfield 01562 60818 or Les Vincent 07504 463552
Easy Living Mobility Store - Pledge the following amounts for optional discounts
£20 = 15% discount
£30 = 15% discount + Free walking stick
£40 = 15% discount + Free Instore health check on any scooter or powerchair (Worth £99) - Contact Les Vincent 07504 463552
Covid-19 has prevented many of our fund raising and membership activities throughout the summer with thousands of pounds in income lost.
We feel that our wider community has an appreciation of the work done at our club and this is one of those occasions where we can pull together.
To help with our administration, if you make a donation in one of the above ways, could you please put a note in the comments box to clarify who it is from and what category it is.
Also, if you're paying a joint membership donation, please pay for each member of your family separately using a different email address if you can.