Rugby Cricket Club has been successful in the men’s adult game – our first XI is in the Premier Division of the Warwickshire League and won the League in 2017.
Now we need your support to boost our junior and women’s game and improve and expand our training and playing facilities. With your help we can give greater opportunities to more people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the sport we love.
In both 2020 and 2021 we were impacted by Covid-19 as cricket games were cancelled, we were unable to fundraise, whilst our costs to maintain the ground and buildings remained the same. In addition we had increased demand from new and existing players to take part in cricket. In addition to this in 2021 we focused on growing women and girls participation in cricket to meet the strong demand.
The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 feature Women's T20 cricket and is an opportunity to inspire more people to participate in and enjoy sport. 2022 will be the second year that we have run cricket for women and girls so we are excited about the Games coming to our region. This will give us the opportunity to promote our sport more widely and for our club to watch the Women's T20 at the Commonwealth Games and inspire more people to play cricket!
Our dedicated coaches and volunteers are ready to expand their programmes for juniors, 16-20 year-olds, women and girls and pupils at local schools in lower socio-economic areas.
To secure our future plans and to bring the game to a wider community, we need your help.
New nets – two new net bays, doubling our net capacity
Improve our existing nets – bringing them up to current standards and improving safety
New artificial wicket – enabling us to run more matches and training sessions
We have two nets which are well used. Having two additional net bays would mean we could double our capacity and expand our training to different groups and abilities at the same time.
Our current net bays become waterlogged and need a new surface to meet current standards, to allow for consistent bounce and to improve safety.
We plan to install a new artificial wicket on the opposite side of the ground from the square. This will mean we can run more matches on the ground and give us the ability to train on the same nights as junior matches – so further increasing our capacity.
Our goal is to raise £33,000 through this project. This will top up our existing fundraising to help us reach the £55,800 (inclusive of VAT) required for the improvements.
- 15 and 16 year olds getting exposure to County-level cricket
- Developing teenagers to become junior coaches
- u11, u13, u15 teams plus three Saturday teams and mid-week T20 team
- Women and girls summer 12-week programme and winter indoor training
- Outreach in local senior schools in less affluent areas
- Working with England Visually Impaired Cricket Squad
- 80 youngsters attending ECB All Stars and our own Kwik Cricket
- School holiday cricket activity