Bramhall CC Ground Improvement

by Bramhall Cricket Club in Woodford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th July 2021 we successfully raised £25,676 ( + est. £3595.00 Gift Aid ) with 209 supporters in 42 days

Bramhall CC needs to upgrade ground drainage to maximise opportunities to play cricket, our fundraising having been impacted by COVID-19.

by Bramhall Cricket Club in Woodford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The total project cost is £30000 but this figure seems too ambitious as an initial target - if we cannot reach the full £30000 project cost then we have the option of phasing the overall project pending raising further funds but this is not our preferred way forward.

About Bramhall Cricket Club BCC

Bramhall Cricket Club was founded in 1886 and exists to provide opportunities to play cricket for adults, boys and girls from aged 5 years.

Whatever their capability we want them to play and to enjoy as much cricket as possible.  

The Effects of Covid-19 on BCC

With only half a season in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, we still managed to provide competitive senior cricket along with junior cricket at five age groups. 

However, Covid-19 has had a significant impact on club funds over the last 15 months as follows:

  • Reduced subscriptions
  • Lower match fees
  • Minimal social events, lower bar profits and complete loss of income from external hire of the clubhouse and facilities
  • Absence of specific fundraising events with ongoing Covid-19 restrictions also precluding fundraising events during the first half of 2021


The Drainage Project

Following relocation to the ground at Church Lane Woodford in 1997, we have been blessed with excellent cricketing facilities.  

However, in the last 5 years alone, we have seen more than 30 senior and many more junior home matches cancelled or abandoned due to wet weather creating unplayable ground conditions. This has caused the following problems:

  • Cricketing opportunities for our diverse group of members have been reduced
  • Promotion for our senior teams has been inhibited
  • Our loyal fans in the local community have had restricted opportunities to watch cricket

Action is urgently needed “to get the game on."

The Solution

Existing drainage is either limited or not fit for purpose.  A comprehensive review has been undertaken with drainage consultants and a plan has been drawn up to mitigate the problem.  Some modest initial work has been undertaken to help with the 2021 season but the bulk of the work is expected to be completed at the end of this season.  As well as meeting the current problem we anticipate that the project will provide some climate change mitigation.

The total project cost has been assessed at £30k and we are seeking to raise a minimum of £20k via Crowdfunding to compete the major part of the project.


How you can help

With the help of Sport England and our supporters, we hope to raise sufficient funds to enable this project to be completed this year which is more cost effective and beneficial than spreading over several years. 

Please give generously to allow this important project to be completed in a timely fashion. If we are unable to complete the project this year, we will lose more matches to the weather in 2022.


BCC in the Community

Bramhall Cricket Club is well embedded in the community and is actively supportive of local charities such as St Ann's Hospice (via JustHelping)  and 1000 Hearts for Harry and with your support, we will continue to provide competitive cricket for players of all ages and abilities and a hub for our local community.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Coffee from Dotts

One coffee from Dotts Mobile Coffee sited at BCC on match and practice days.

£5 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Voucher for Em's Easy Eco Shop, Bramhall

Pledge a minimum of £5 and receive a £5 voucher to be redeemed at Em's Easy Eco Health Food Shop at Unit 16, Bramhall, Stockport -

£10 or more

8 of 10 claimed

One Year Social Membership of BCC.

Pledge a minimum of £10 and receive Social Membership of BCC for one year worth £10. Social Membership gives access to the bar and other clubhouse facilities along with an attractive and safe outdoor environment.

£35 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Discount Voucher at Roco Clothing, Manchester

Pledge a minimum of £35 and receive a £50 discount on child's formal clothing (min spend £75) at Roco Clothing, Manchester -

£40 or more

4 of 5 claimed

1:1 Batting Coaching with BCC 1st XI captain

Pledge a minimum of £40 and receive a one hour batting coaching session with Nick Cantello, BCC 1st XI captain, worth £45.

£40 or more

2 of 5 claimed

1:1 Spin Bowling Coaching Session

Pledge a minimum of £40 and get a one hour spin bowling coaching session with BCC former 1st XI off spin bowler, Simon Wilkinson, worth £45.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Discount at Cheshire Art Gallery, Bramhall

Discount of £150 (min spend £200) at Cheshire Art Gallery, 13 Ack Lane East, Bramhall, Stockport (0161 217 0625) -

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Voucher for No 1 Car Wash, Handforth

Pledge a minimum of £10 and receive a £10 voucher to be redeemed at No 1 Car Wash in Handforth, 233 Wilmslow Road, Handforth, Heald Green, Wilmslow, SK9 3JZ (0161 499 1122) -

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Voucher for Jim Hall Sports, Bramhall.

Pledge a minimum of £15 and receive a £20 voucher to be redeemed at Jim Hall Sports, 3 Ack Lane East, Bramhall (0161 439 7394) -

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Voucher for Serious Cricket

Pledge a minimum of £20 and receive a voucher for £25 from Serious Cricket ( to be spent in the BCC team store.

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Voucher for Meal at Jalfrezi, Bramhall

Pledge a minimum of £20 and receive a £25 voucher towards the cost of a takeaway meal at Jalfrezi Indian Restaurant, 3 The Bramhall Centre, Bramhall, Stockport (0161 439 9494) -

£45 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Physio Session with Wayne Fish, Wilmslow

Pledge a minimum of £45 and receive a £50 physio session with Wayne Fish, Leisure Centre Rectory Fields, Wilmslow (07810 874484) -

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Garden Maintenance from JC Garden Services

Pledge a minimum of £50 and get garden maintenance to the value of £100 from JC Garden Services, Bramhall (0161 440 7386) -

£60 or more

6 of 6 claimed

1:1 Cricket Coaching with Stephen Parry

Pledge a minimum of £60 and receive a 1:1 cricket coaching session with Stephen Parry, former Lancashire and England player and current BCC Club Coach, worth £65.

£75 or more

5 of 5 claimed

BCC Match Sponsorship

Pledge a minimum of £75 for sponsorship of a home cricket match at BCC during 2021 season, worth a minimum of £80. This sponsorship can be used for any 1st, 2nd or 3rd XI home fixture during the 2021 season and provides complimentary food and refreshments during the tea interval along with the opportunity to select the Player of the Match

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