Creating a welcoming Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club

by Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th June 2022 we successfully raised £17,165 ( + est. £1832.50 Gift Aid ) with 69 supporters in 28 days

Sutton Coldfield CC wants to provide a great cricketing experience by providing great facilities to the whole of the local community.

by Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With any extra money raised we would like to invest in a camera, laptop and software for analysis and match streaming.

Who are we?

Sutton Coldfield cricket club has been at the heart of the community in it's beautiful location in Rectory park for 175 years. To celebrate 175 years of cricket in Sutton Coldfield we would like to make our facilities welcoming and provide the best cricketing experience it can be for everybody in the local community


The Projects you are Funding?

  • New Scoreboard on the top ground
  • New Sight screens on the lower ground
  • New Picket Fencing around the ground
  • Replace synthetic pitch on the lower ground

Rectory park is a beautiful location used by a range of people including NHS staff from Good Hope Hospital (located across the road), families, young people and individuals for a range of activities from cricket to dog walks, picnics and play dates. We want the cricket club to be the hub of the park and the wider community! Some of our facilities are outdated, tired and no longer fit for purpose so we want to improve the facilities, to improve the park and make the cricket club an enjoyable place to be for all it's users.


Why are we crowdfunding?

The recent global pandemic hit hard and with the ever rising costs of providing cricketing opportunities, we need to raise some money for new equipment and facilities. We hope to raise £9000 that could then by matched by Sport England (up to 50%) to keep cricket in Rectory park going for our 6 adult teams and 9 junior teams for many years to come.


How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022?

Sutton Coldfield CC intend to fully embrace the once in a lifetime experience of the Commonwealth Games on our doorstep.  Cricket will feature in the Games for the first time and as one of the oldest cricket clubs in Warwickshire, we intend to embrace the opportunities it presents.  We already have a Girls Cricket Festival booked a regular Friday night BBQ and a Womens Softball Festival that will allow us to champion sport, engage with the local community and celebrate our diversity as a club and the area we reside in.

This year we will host a 'Help for Heroes' cricket match in August to raise awareness and funds for the former service personnel taking up cricket. Our second charity match will for the Andy Biddle Foundation raising much needed funds for local youth sports, both teams and individuals.

All Stars, Juniors and Girls cricket at Sutton Coldfield CC

The club has run a thriving junior section for a number of years which has got busier as we embrace the ECB National Programmes. Having an inclusive, welcoming club is essential to us retaining youngsters and parents and allowing the club to run a sustainable business model. In conjunction with the Commonwealth Games this year the club has a number of events focusing on Girls and Womens cricket.


How we will spend the money raised?

Like most sports clubs we are run by volunteers and funded by our members. We need to raise money to fund the following projects;

A new scoreboard - our current scoreboard is is broken and an eyesore, we would like to replace with a modern, digital scoreboard to bring the club into the 21st century.

New sight screens - The current screens on the lower ground are no longer mobile, damaged and dangerous, we would like to purchase modern, safer screens to enhance the experience of playing cricket here.

New fencing - The storms earlier in the year damaged the white picket fencing around the ground and as a result the fencing now needs replacing.

If we can beat our target, the extra funding will go towards refurbishing the astro turf pitch on the lower ground and renovating the changing rooms on the lower ground.

How you can play your part?

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Birmingham Bears T20 Cricket Bat

We have a signed Birmingham Bears bat, autographed by the current T20 squad including Carlos Brathwaite and young England u19's star Jacob Bethell.

£5 or more

1 hour yoga sessions at Sutton Coldfield CC

Take part in a yoga class at the club. (Sessions are Wednesday evenings at 18:00) Bookings through Samantha Baker - 07788 336638

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A donation to help Sutton Coldfield CC create a welcoming environment for all the community

£10 or more

6 of 15 claimed

PT class @Cross Fit B76

Get a PT session with Matt at Cross Fit B76, dates to be scheduled with Matt. See the following link

£20 or more

Bowling Machine Hire

a 1 hour session on the bowling machine in the nets at Rectory Park. (Please note an adult must be present at all times)

£20 or more

3 of 10 claimed

1-2-1 coaching session (for juniors)

A one hour session of one to one coaching with a Sutton Coldfield cricket club level 2 coach.

£25 or more

3 of 5 claimed

4 tickets to a Warwickshire Royal London Cup Game

Enjoy a game of your choice at Edgbaston in this years Royal London Cup for you and 3 guests.

£45 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Pilates class with Samantha Baker @Equilibriam PR

1-2-1 pilates class with Samantha Baker at the newly refurbished Equilibriam Pilates room, Coppice Lane, Middleton.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Ladies Hair Cut at Simon John Hair

Simon John hair have very kindly a ladies hair cut with the creative director at their Four Oaks Salon (normally £80).

£60 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Match Ball Sponsor

Sponsor the match ball for a 1st XI fixture. Receive Social media coverage around the fixture on the clubs platforms.

£100 or more

0 of 12 claimed

£100 Reward

1st XI Player Sponsorship

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

Match Sponsor for the Help 4 Hero's cricket day Aug 7th Social Media and website activation for the sponsor

£300 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£300 Reward

Net Banner Sponsor - permanent sponsor exposure on the practice nets overlooking the carpark and 1st XI ground in Rectory Park

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Grass cutting Service

Get your lawns mowed for £10 Call Rob on 07939 109664 to book once pledged (limited to B75 postcodes)

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Drive/Patio Jet Wash

Get your patio or drive jet washed by Andy Neal for £15 Call Andy on 07468 422 041 to book once pledge made.

£25 or more

12 of 12 claimed

Sutton Coldfield Supporters Cap

175th Anniversary cap (navy blue)

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

4 x T20 Blast tickets for a Birmingham Bears Game

4 Tickets to a Birmingham Bears T20 Game (excludes Worcestershire on Friday 24th June)

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

1st XI Match Sponsor vs Bablake Aug 20th 2022. 12 noon

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

GOLF - 4 Ball at Moor Hall Golf Club

Your £200 donation gets you a 4 ball for you and 3 friends for 18 holes of golf at the prestigious Moor Hall Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield.

£300 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Albufeira Holiday Rental (October Half Term)

One week in Albuefeira, 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) available for week commencing October 22nd 2022. Kindly donated by Mike and Caroline Mackey

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