Ampthill Town Cricket Club Crowdfunder 2022

by Jeremy Degnan in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £13,535

raised so far

+ est. £1861.75 Gift Aid



To raise funds to allow us to extend our pavilion.

by Jeremy Degnan in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th June 2022 we'd raised £13,260 with 120 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.


Our Project - Why it is needed

Our current pavilion is 30 years old and does not meet the current England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) guidelines. As our membership has grown and the use of our facilities by the community has increased, we strive to ensure we offer a more inclusive up to date facility. In recent years we have done a lot of fund raising and started the process, however two years of COVID has stalled the project and all our fund raising activities. We need the support of the community to get us back on track.

Who will Benefit

Everyone in the community will benefit from a new modern facility. For the first time we will have Male and Female changing rooms allowing mixed cricket to be played as well as disabled access opening up the game and our facility to even more members of the community. All future visitors to our club will have a better experience as a result of all the changes, whether thats to play cricket, have a beer at the bar or to host their own wedding!

Who we are 

Ampthill Town Cricket Club based in Ampthill Great Park is a community based cricket club, providing cricket and social opportunities to the local community. We offer cricket to all ages, abilities and ethnic backgrounds starting from five years old right up to the highest level in the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire cricket leagues.


Our ethos 

The club, run by volunteers strives to encourage greater participation in cricket be it playing or socially. Guided by a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment our commitment is to minimise the financial barriers so that we attract people from a wide cross section of society, including a significant proportion from the less well-off and socially deprived communities.

Our Membership and Teams 

We have a wide catchment area across Central Bedfordshire and have over 200 members. We field 18 teams throughout the year playing both indoor and outdoor cricket for Men’s, Women and Junior teams. We also run the ECB All Stars and Dynamos programmes for 5–11-year-olds which this year will attract 175 youngsters and parents to the club.



We are very proud of the development of our Women and Girls cricket which started just three years ago and has gone from strength to strength with numbers increasing each year and an age range 1649794247_atcc_women_2019.jpgfrom 9 to 55. A new softball version for those new to the game starts this summer and opens up the game to even more people.


Our History

Ampthill Town Cricket Club has played cricket in Ampthill Great Park since the late 1800’s and is steeped in history. The club is amongst the largest in Bedfordshire and is well regarded in cricketing circles throughout the County and beyond. It is a Focus Club for the Bedfordshire Cricket Board and has achieved ECB Clubmark Accreditation.

We are very proud that in our recent history a former Ampthill player (Alex Wakely) captained the England U19 team and went on to achieve a successful career as captain of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. Another former youth player (Alex Evans) currently is contracted and plays for Leicesterhire County Cricket Club.


Many of our current players represent Bedfordshire Cricket at all youth, adult and seniors cricket ranging from U13's through Over 70's.

A Community Asset

Ampthill Town Cricket Club serves as an important social hub for the local community and our facilities are used by a wide range of other voluntary and social groups. These include the Ampthill Festival Committee (with our ground and Pavilion being the focal area on Festival Day), Ampthill Fireworks Commitee, Bedfordshire County Cricket Club hosting minor counties cricket, School cricket tournaments, work meetings as well as being a great venue for family parties, weddings and gatherings.





Thank you to those in the Community who have supported our Rewards








This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Community, Members, Sponsors & Supporters donation Donations from the Community, Members, Sponsors & Supporters to help us make the alterations to our pavilion and give a great experience to whoever visits - whether that be to play cricket, have a beer at the bar or to attend a social event (Weddings and Fundraising Dinners).

£10 or more

Buy a brick in the new pavilion Purchase a brick in the pavilion extension and have your name on a special honours board. Total costs for alterations circa £307,000

£12 or more

Tote membership - win a monthly prize

Be one of 100 people to be part of our Tote. £12 gets you entry to the monthly draw where you can win cash prizes of £25, £10 and £5 - the twelfth month sees one lucky winner win £100

£15 or more

Youth Annual Subscription 2022 - Sibling For those classed as a sibling and have a brother or sister in the Youth section - discounted membership (normally £65)

£18 or more

£25 meal voucher at the Rajgate Tandoori Ampthill A discounted £25 meal only voucher for the Rajgate in Ampthill. The Rajgate offers traditional Indian cuisine for eating in and take away.

£20 or more

Vice and Life Presidents donations Ongoing support of the club, see the website homepage link above

£20 or more

Social Membership Be a social member of Ampthill Town Cricket Club and get to use all our facilities, link to club website and social media accounts above.

£20 or more

CV reviewed by a Careers expert

Would you like your CV reviewed by a career’s expert? Is your CV working for you or does it need some fresh ideas to update and revamp it? Or is someone in your family looking for work and in need of some advice? For just £20 each, (normal cost £75) we are offering 5 opportunities to take up this offer from Sandra Evans who will offer her time and expertise to set you on the right track.

£25 or more

Sponsor a club umpire

Help pay for an umpire for our club sides - the game is much better as a result. Umpire fees range from £40-£60 depending upon the length of the game and do help the running of the club. Sponsors will get their names promoted using the club social media sites (over 1650 followers) and weekly club email (over 450 on the distribution list).

£25 or more

1-2-1 cricket coaching with Will Sneath

Spend one hour with Head of Cricket - Will Sneath to learn the basic cricketing skills or for the more advanced cricketer hone your skills. Will has represented Bedfordshire many times and currently plays for our Saturday first team and opens the bowling. As well as running our U9 Youth side, Will leads our Al Stars and Dynamo's section. An excellent opportunity to learn from one of the best local cricketers!

£25 or more

Tennis lesson with Justin Brooke Enjoy a 1-2-1 discounted 1 hour coaching lesson in Ampthill Great Park Tennis Club.

£25 or more

£40 voucher with Howorth Shoes A £40 voucher (£15 discount) to spend with Howorths Online Shoes. Howorths pride themselves on that quality, both in the range of our footwear we sell and the service we provide our customers. We aim to give excellent advice about both fit and design, helping you to find shoes that support, protect and look great. Due the knowledge and experience we have and the fact that we treat people as individuals.

£30 or more

Match day sponsorship

Match day sponsorship - purchase of two match balls which typically cost £60. Match day sponsors will get their names promoted using the club social media sites (over 1650 followers) and weekly club email (over 450 on the distribution list).

£30 or more

£50 Mobile Phone repair voucher Need your mobile device repairing, then use this voucher (£20 discount) towards the cost with local specialist PT-Tech Limited. Based in Flitwick and previous club sponsor you will get top quality service

£30 or more

Play a leg of Darts against Bobby George At Parkside Hall on Friday 7th October. Be 1 of just 14 players to get a fantastic opportunity to play against the legend that is Bobby George. £20 discount offered against normal price

£50 or more

Adult Annual Subscriptions 2022 Adult Annual Subscription - Retired / In Full Time Education / Not in full time employment

£50 or more

Womens Adult Annual Subscriptions 2022 For all Women looking to play Adult Cricket - see link to website above.

£65 or more

Youth Annual Subscription 2022 Annual subscription for all those playing Youth cricket - covers all weekly training sessions and youth match fees. Siblings are an additional £15 and separate award

£100 or more

Adult Annual Subscriptions 2022 Adult Annual Subscription - for those in full time employment

£180 or more

Celebrity Darts at Parkside Hall Ampthill

Friday 7th October with host and comedian Paul Booth and the very popular Bobby George. 14 players get to play a leg of darts against Bobby. Purchase your table of 10 worth £200 at a discount of £20.

£249 or more

Robert Pack Blueroom Cricket Bat

An opportunity to get a discounted Robert Pack Blueroom Cricket bat at either Players or Elite grade. Link below to the Robert Pack website

£2,000 or more

Women shirt sponsor

Have your company name or organisation on the official Womens club shirt as used in the Home Counties Cricket League for a 3 year period. 4th year will be given free and represent a 25% saving.

£3,000 or more

Mobile Covers sponsorship

Have your company name or organisation on our three mobile covers for a three year period which is seen by thousands of park goers every year. 4th year will be given free and represent a 25% saving.

£30 or more

Amazing Chocolate Brownie Celebration Cake

Do you have a birthday or celebration coming up soon? We have been kindly offered an amazing chocolate brownie celebration cake tower to be made by local chef and caterer Tracey Hollywell. Baked to order for just £30 (a discounted by 50%), this could be yours! (cake toppers excluded) Take a look on her on Instragram @traceyhollywell.

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