Ashcombe nets, stores and changing facilities

by Martin Farrow in Cheddleton, England, United Kingdom

Ashcombe nets, stores and changing facilities
We did it
On 22nd April 2019 we successfully raised £9,613 with 78 supporters in 53 days

Help revitalise our training facilities and provide additional changing for the many girls, women and juniors taking up cricket.

by Martin Farrow in Cheddleton, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We could start to look at developing a separate pitch, dedicated for use by our junior teams.

In recent years Ashcombe Park has enjoyed significant growth thanks to the efforts of club members, most notably increasing the size of the Junior Section from around 25 youngsters (aged between 8 and 16) to around 75.

Through the ECB All Stars programme we have attracted approximately 40 children under 8s for their first taste of cricket and, for many, their first experience of any team sport in a club setting.

Women's Cricket

In 2018 we've also fielded our first ladies and girls only sides who have competed in a series of festivals.

We've also run an over-45 team for the first time to encourage new and ex-players to try or return to the sport. Even those not wanting to play competitively have participated in weekly training sessions to improve their fitness.

Supporting schools and other sports

At the same time we have strengthened links with local schools and other sports clubs to encourage them to use our facilities.

As a result of this commitment to the local community, our existing training, storage and changing facilities are no longer fit for purpose and we've embarked on an ambitious project to facilitate new nets and dedicated junior training area alongside the demolition of existing storage sheds to make way for a new garage store and ladies changing room.

Sense of community

The new facilities will help us to attract even more juniors and adults to the club and discover the joys of cricket and  the sense of community and belonging that comes with being part of a thriving sports club. It will also help us to develop the next generation of talented young cricketers and expand participation in the sport. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£30 or more

23 of 100 claimed

VIP Match Day experience

Enjoy a VIP Experience at a first team match including breakfast bap on arrival, full tea and five drinks tokens (standard beers or wine). A great way to soak up the Ashcombe atmosphere!

£450 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Match Day Corporate Hospitality

Treat of your most valued your customers, clients or employees to a day at the cricket with breakfast bap on arrival, full cricket tea and five drinks vouchers per person (standard beer or wine). As well as providing a day to remember for up to 10 people at one of our First Team Premiership matches, the deal includes a sponsorship board for the 2019 season.

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