Electronic Score Board and Equipment Storage

by Mike Leveratt in Bristol, North Somerset, United Kingdom

Electronic Score Board and Equipment Storage
We did it
On 10th August 2022 we successfully raised £20,005 ( + est. £688.75 Gift Aid ) with 137 supporters in 69 days

Blagdon Cricket Club are a community based cricket club offering opportunities to participate in cricket to all age groups in the local area

by Mike Leveratt in Bristol, North Somerset, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Establish a safe outdoor social space with benches and tables


The story so far ....

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is an enormous event this year and is an exciting opportunity for our Club to bring people together through sport and activity and provide a legacy that has lasting impact and helps our community connect and stay active

This year our plan is for the Annual Club Day to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and to have a festival of T20 games for all our ages groups, men and women supplying a fun filled day of cricket as if it is being played as T20 match at the Commonwealth Games

Our club strives to provide competitive cricket and a community hub for local people. With your help, we can continue going from strength to strength and increase the availability and quality of the sporting opportunities available to those in our community.

Nearly 140 years after the Club was founded, we have three senior teams , a flourishing junior section which features the ECB flagship programmes All-Stars through which we promote cricket in local primary schools.

Senior and Youth Teams 2022

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During our history we have prided ourselves on being a part of the local community, offering more than just an opportunity to play cricket during the summer. The Club has a close association with the local Primary School and provides access to the Club facilities on a year-round basis with the children enjoying playing on the outfield at break time and participating in organised activities such as football, rounders, and the annual school sports day

The Club also offers the pavilion for use by local groups and has catered for the Toddler Group and recently has hosted children parties

There is some form of activity at the Club every week of the year

Our challenge 

In 2021 our aim was to replace our not fully working and decaying manual scorebox facia with a new structure and an LED score board. The current structure dates to 2004 is falling apart and needs to be replaced. 

  • The wooden panels on the front have become warped and rotten.
  • The mechanism for moving the numbers keeps getting stuck.
  • The numbers themselves fall off.
  • The scorebox has become a popular meeting place for the local wildlife in the village. 

A new scorebox would also bring us into line with the 21st Century and the modern method of computer scoring. The plan is to construct a purpose-built secure area for the ground maintenance equipment and integrate the replacement electronic score board into the building structure

Existing Score Box Pics 

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Why We Need Your Help

We can't play cricket without a scorebox

Instead of the box we will have to use a small 'flip' scoreboard, and this is too small to see from all round the ground and only displays the bare minimum of information.

We want to give our junior and adult players the best playing experience with a new electronic scoreboard that shows comprehensive information. The LED scorebox will for part of a new structure which will house our outdoor equipment.

The LED scorebox will be visible from all round the ground. It will link into our online scoring app so our website will show the score at the ground in real time whenever a game is being played.

Example of LED Score Board Front

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Proposed Plans for Integrated Score Box / Storage

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How can you help?

A new LED Scorebox is expensive at £20,000

Its great news that we have been awarded a pledge of £6,000 from Sport England via the Places and Spaces Fund now we need to generate 25% of our target and then go on achieve the target in full. 

To help us complete the project we need the support of members, families, friends and the wider community through donations and rewards

We are hoping that members of the club, as well as village residents and people from the wider community, will be able to support our fundraising

However small, any donation you can make will be gratefully received and will help us to reach our target of £20,000

You can donate through this crowdfunding page, and take advantage of the many attractive rewards

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

Individual Player Sponsorship for 2022

Sponsorship of individual players for the forthcoming 2022 season. Acknowledged on club's website & social media

£10 or more

20 of 100 claimed

Crowdfunder 100 draw

Be in with a chance to win £300 By pledging £10 you will be entered into the number draw Numbers will be allocated and emailed to participants once the draw is full The draw will take place at the Annual Club Day

£25 or more

5 of 9 claimed

Match Ball sponsor

Sponsor the Match ball for a home 1st Team fixture

£40 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Clubhouse & Ground for the day

Whether it’s a family party or event donate £40 ( normal event price £50) and enjoy the Club facilities for a day. The Club house offers a kitchen , heated common room and has fully accessible washroom facilities and can be hired for a full or part day weekdays during the cricket season and any day outside of the season

£100 or more

Ground Advertising Reward

1 year's advertising space around the game Acknowledged on club's website & social media

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1-2-1 Coaching Session

This reward is a 1-2-1 private coaching session kindly donated by Century Cricket Coaching

£28 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Italian style afternoon Tea for 2 @ Cadbury House

Indulge in a luxurious Italian style afternoon tea - normal price £35 on sale as a Reward for £28 The above kindly donated by Cadbury House Hotel Congresbury - South West's finest four-star boutique hotel and spa - https://www.cadburyhotelbristol.co.uk/

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Visit Butcombe Brewery

Tour for 4 people of Butcombe Brewery - Normal Price £50 Explore behind the scenes, see how Butcombe work their brewing magic, and taste some of their finest brews with the people who craft them. This reward kindly donated by :- https://www.butcombe.com

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Seymour Arms Blagdon

£50 Food and Drink Voucher Have a glass of wines or relax with a pint whilst enjoying seasonal cuisine - A Warm Welcome always awaits at the Seymour Arms Blagdon This reward kindly donated by :- http://www.theseymourarms.com

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Spa Day for 2 people @ Cadbury House Hotel

Treat yourself and someone special to :- Spa Day for 2 people @ Cadbury House Hotel Congresbury includes use of the Spa Facilities, robe and towel hire and a 1 Course Lunch A great way to indulge and rejuvenate yourself – normal price £100 on sale as Reward for £80 Minimum Age 16 Full details @ https://www.cadburyhotelbristol.co.uk/spa-days Donated by Cadbury House Hotel - South West's finest four-star boutique hotel and spa

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