Dorridge Cricket Club - New Clubhouse

by Fiona Mullins in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Total raised £21,550

raised so far

+ est. £3678.50 Gift Aid



We are fundraising to build a clubhouse/changing room facility on the new second pitch at Dorridge Cricket Club.

by Fiona Mullins in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th December 2022 we'd raised £21,460 with 116 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Who are we?

Dorridge Cricket Club will be 100 years old in 2028.  It's a club that has lots to celebrate and is well placed to achieve even more.

We have

  • 4 Saturday League teams
  • A Senior women's team (new in 2022)
  • Sunday Social XI team
  • Sunday Bash team
  • 28 Junior girls' and boys' teams & All Stars (approx 300 kids)
  • Junior to Senior pathway open and encouraged

Young and Old want to play a part in the club's evolution.

What are we fundraising for?

In August 2022, we were fortunate enough to acquire the lease for the land adjacent to the current pitch at Dorridge Cricket Club.  With the help of an ECB grant, a second cricket pitch has been developed on this land.


Our previous successful crowdfunding project, together with an allocation of NCIL funding and other fundraising initiatives, has enabled us to start building a new pavilion and changing facilities on this new ground.  Work started in September 2023 and is progressing well.  We are on track to have a water-tight structure in place by the end of March 2024.





We are now fundraising for the interior fit out of the new building.  This will cost approximately £55,000.  We also require £20,000 for the ground equipment needed to enable us to start playing cricket on the new ground.

Who will this benefit?

The primary beneficiaries of this new pitch and facilities will be women and girls, for whom the growth of cricket is currently being held back due to lack of space.  Warwickshire Cricket Board (WCB) will use the ground as a priority for women and girls' games, enabling them to build a strong, sustainable and inclusive network across Warwickshire, the West Midlands and beyond.  


WCB will also use the ground to run school festivals and competitions, which will benefit the whole of the Solihull area, as well as Coach Development Courses, benefitting not just the immediate but also wider area.


There will also be community-based coaching sessions to introduce new young players to the game.


How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022

With cricket forming part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, our project will help create a local legacy to celebrate the city's success as host, uniting communities across Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

We will:

  • bring people together with WCB using the new ground for women and girls' cricket matches from across Warwickshire and the West Midlands as well as providing more coaching opportunities for young people in the community.
  • improve health and well-being by enabling more people, young and old, across the community to be physically active playing cricket
  • help the region grow and succeed by growing the game of cricket to new audiences.
  • provide a catalyst for change by having a positive impact on the local community, improving skills, offering coaching sessions and encouraging participation in sport.

Why is sport so important?

According to the NHS, rates of probable mental health disorders have increased since 2017; in 6 to 16 year olds from one in nine (11.6%) to one in six (17.4%).

As quoted by Sport England, being physically active can improve mood, decrease the chance of depression and anxiety and lead to a better and more balanced lifestyle.

Support from key members of the community

Saqib Bhatti MBE MP "Helping the local community get involved in sport is so important, especially after the pandemic when many people were unable to exercise which had a huge impact on mental health.  These new facilities will not only benefit those who play cricket, but they will also be used for school competitions and festivals which will benefit the whole community"

Andy Wyles, Participation & Growth Manager, WCB "We at WCB are happy to support this project.  We have worked with the Club over the last 5 years as they have developed their plans for the second ground.  We have come to understand how this will help with the growth of the game, not just at Dorridge but the wider community.  It is a truly exciting opportunity for everyone involved in cricket to grow the game, especially the Women and Girls' game which will be the primary benefactor of this excellent project."

Be part of something special

We would be so grateful for any donations you are able to make.  Thank you for your support.


This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Delta Force Paintball voucher

Donate £5 and receive a voucher for entry for 10 people to any Delta Force Paintball centre for a 3 hour session. Equipment hire included. Paintballs are extra. Nearest centre to DCC is Earlswood. Gift voucher is valued at £100. Kindly donated by Delta Force Paintball.

£20 or more

Four Ashes Adventure Golf for family of 4

A voucher for a family of 4 to play Adventure Golf at Four Ashes Golf Club in Dorridge. Kindly donated by Four Ashes Golf Club

£25 or more

Complete Cricket holiday camp day

Donate £25 and receive a day for your child on a Complete Cricket holiday camp of your choice. Kindly donated by Dave Smith at Complete Cricket.

£30 or more

2 tickets for a Leicestershire CCC T20 fixture

2 tickets for a Leicestershire CCC T20 blast fixture, kindly donated by Chris Wright

£35 or more

Cut & Finish at Simon Paul hairdresser

Cut & Finish with stylist Sophie at Simon Paul Hair & Beauty salon in Knowle. RRP £35. Kindly donated by Simon Paul

£50 or more

Leicestershire CCC white playing shirt

Leicestershire County Cricket Club white playing shirt, kindly donated by Chris Wright

£50 or more

2 tickets for a Leicestershire CCC 50 over comp

2 tickets for any 50 over comp at Leicestershire CCC, kindly donated by Chris Wright

£60 or more

4 tickets for an LV championship game

4 tickets for any LV championship game at Leicestershire CCC, kindly donated by Chris Wright.

£8 or more

Monica's Bakes £10 voucher

Donate £8 and receive a £10 voucher for Monica's Bakes in Knowle. Use your voucher to choose from their extensive range of freshly baked cakes and brownies, waffles, milkshakes and coffee. All delicious! Kindly donated by Alice Whitmarsh at Monica's Bakes

£8 or more

Disney Frozen Doll Petite Anna

Disney Frozen doll, Petite Anna, RRP £10. Kindly donated by Tesco

£10 or more

Family pie from Eric Lyons

Donate £10 and receive a voucher for a family pie. Kindly donated by Eric Lyons, Knowle

£10 or more

Bottle of Spirit of Louisiana 70cl

A bottle of Spirit of Louisiana 70cl, traditional Deep South liqueur recipe. RRP £12. Kindly donated by Tesco

£10 or more

Lego The Ninjago Movie Videogame for Xbox One

Lego The Ninjago Movie Videogame for Xbox One, RRP £13.75. Kindly donated by Tesco.

£25 or more

Lego kit 76946 Jurassic World

Jurassic World Lego kit 76946, Blue & Beta Velociraptor Capture. RRP £30. Kindly donated by Tesco

£35 or more

Enzo Cut & Blow Dry

Donate £35 and receive a voucher for a Cut & Blow Dry with a senior stylist at Enzo, Dorridge. RRP £38. Kindly donated by Enzo.

£50 or more

Sports massage with Paul Rastrick

Donate £50 and receive a 60 minute sports massage, normal price £60. Kindly donated by Paul Rastrick.

£50 or more

Meal for 2 & a bottle of wine, King's Arms Knowle

Donate £50 and receive a voucher for a meal for 2 and a bottle of wine at the King's Arms, Knowle. Perfect chance to enjoy their delicious food in their newly refurbished restaurant. Kindly donated by the King's Arms.

£50 or more

£50 Thai delivery

A £50 Thai delivery within the Dorridge/Knowle area. Delicious Thai food, cooked by Thai chef Lek, and delivered to your home. For more details please see Kindly donated by Lek and Nigel Sansom

£50 or more

£50 discount voucher for B3 Cricket

A £50 voucher to be used towards a new cricket bat at B3 Cricket. Kindly donated by B3 Cricket

£60 or more

Physio consultation with Paul Rastrick

Donate £60 and receive a medical consultation with Paul Rastrick, Chartered Physiotherapist. 60 minute session. Normal price £70. Kindly donated by Paul Rastrick

£100 or more

9 gallon keg of ale

9 gallon cask of ale. RRP £100 plus VAT. Kindly donated by Silhill Brewery

£200 or more

Cricket bat signed by the WCCC squad

A cricket bat signed by the 2022 WCCC squad. Kindly donated by Warwickshire Cricket Board

£500 or more

Lay claim to one of 24 segments of the new pitch

Donate £500 and claim one of 24 fielding position segments on an aerial view of the new cricket pitch. Your name will be added to the relevant segment on an image that will be on permanent display in the new clubhouse. This donation could be from an individual, group of friends, cricket team or a business.

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