Harry Brook appeals for Burley in Wharfedale CC

by David Cooper in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th November 2023 we successfully raised £35,020 with 148 supporters in 83 days

Burley in Wharfedale CC are aiming to renovate the nets, repair the club roof, build a secure equipment store and install a new hybrid pitch

by David Cooper in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Should we reach our target then the next stage of our improvement plan is to replace the old scoreboard

Who are we?

Burley in Wharfedale Cricket Club are family friendly club that serves the local community.

We run 3 senior teams and  9 junior teams from under 9s to under 18s.


We continue to run an All Stars programme as promoted by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) targetting future players aged 5 to 8 years and have supported over 450 children over the last 6 years 1684908872_img_6303.jpg

We also have teams solely for girls 


and for women


Our clubhouse and ground is widely used by people from the village for private parties ,end of year school events and a variety of fundraising events .We host "fun days" for the village as well as the Parish Council run Classic Car Rally1684910456_img_7307.jpg

Why are we crowdfunding?

The club has a proud tradition of developing young talent and we wish this to continue. As such we need to maintain and improve existing facilities and to provide up to date training methods and keep investing in the club.

Running a cricket club is an expensive business with everything from junior cricket equipment to the food for the cricket teas rocketing in price.

Over the years wear and tear has taken its toll on the practice nets which regularly flood due to some blocked drains, our groundsmans storage building (which has had several attempted break ins and an arson attempt) and the clubhouse roof  1690811560_img_6564.jpgneeds repairing.1690811476_img_6745_(1).jpg


Over recent years our junior programme has produced England star Harry Brook and Yorkshire's Matty Revis and we want to offer the same standard of coaching and facilities to the next stars of the future


How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022

The Commonwealth games in 2022 was a massive success and its legacy is to bring  people together and to improve their health and well being.The spirit of the Birmingham 2022 games was to unite people through sport with competion underpinned by friendship and fair play.These are values very much at the heart of Burley in Wharfedale Cricket clubs ethos.

Any support you donate to our cause will be supported by the Places and Spaces fund from the Birmingham Commonwealth games

How we'll spend the money raised

Once we raise the money we will build a new secure building for the groundsman's equipment ,repair the club roof and refurbish the practice facilities

The estimate for the building below is £25,000 and the £10,000 will refurbish our practice facilities A structural engineer is currently in the process of estimating the cost of the roof repairs


Community impact

The club is at the heart of the local community and is used widely for village events.The Classic car show is held on our ground every year as is the village Christmas lights party

Over 200 children are members of the club either through the All Stars project for 5 to 8 year olds or for one of the 9 junior teams that we run

Thanks to the support of the United by Birmingham Commonwealth Games Places and Spaces fund we hope to acieve our ambitions of bringing people together to improve their health and fitness


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 or become one of the club's sponsors. We will give you a shout out!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Enjoy a famous Burley CC afternoon cricket tea

Make a pledge and recieve a voucher to enjoy a famous Burley CC afternoon tea at a cricket match of your choice for yourself and a friend .Usual price £10

£5 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Breakfast for 2 at the Classic car show

Two breakfasts of tea/coffee and bacon rolls at the annual Classic Car show Usual price £10

£5 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Car wash

Bring your car down to the club on a Saturday morning in September to have it washed

£10 or more

9 of 10 claimed

Have a drink whilst watching a game of cricket

Enjoy two drinks of your choice from the bar at Burley CC . Usual price £12

£20 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Fresh fruit and vegetables from a Burley allotment

Come down to Dave Cooper's allotment in August/September and pick a wide range of seasonal produce available at that time This could include fruit like blackberries and apples and vegetables (new potatoes, courgettes,cabbages ,tomatoes,french beans,sweet corn etc)

£20 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Learn how to operate the scorebox(and earn money!)

Take a lesson in how to operate the electronic scorebox at a cricket match and turn this into a regular way to make money.Get the chance to earn £30 a week for 22 weeks

£20 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Village litter pick

Make a pledge and a member of the club will donate an hours time to join in a Wharfedale Wombles litter pick to help keep the village neat and tidy

£25 or more

Have a personal Burley CC top

Have a Burley CC training top with your own name and personalised number printed on it .Usual price £35

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Take a walk on the wildside

A guided walk on Ilkey Moor for a group of friends or family, visiting places like the Cow and Calf,White Wells ,The Tarn ,Darwin memorial maze ,the Badger Stone,the Swastika Stone and the Stanza stone.Exact route and timings to be arranged later

£30 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Learn how to crown green bowl

Enjoy an hours crown green bowling lesson with one of the counties top bowlers.

£35 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Improve your golf

Enjoy a golf lesson at Otley golf club with Head Assistant coach Usual price £40

£50 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Watch England play cricket at Headingley

Get a ticket to watch England play Ireland on Wednesday September 20th .12.30 start

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Enjoy a cricket coaching session

Have an hours cricket coaching session for yourself or for a family member(s) from one of the clubs coaches.This would include the use of the bowling machine and video analysis.Normal price £30/hour

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