Liverpool Cricket Club - FIX OUR NETS!

Total raised £22,729

raised so far



We want to fix the outdoor nets at Liverpool Cricket Club so that everyone in our community can learn to play cricket safely!

We're still collecting donations

On the 17th May 2023 we'd raised £21,749 with 239 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We would also like to add storage facilities next to the nets, improve the external fencing, provide power for the nets and purchase a professional bowling machine


Who are we?

We are Liverpool Cricket Club!
Liverpool Cricket Club was founded in 1807 and is the oldest amateur sports club in Merseyside! The Cricket Section at the Club is a thriving hub of cricketing activity; players as young as two learn the basic skills that will allow them to continue playing for the rest of their lives - and the Club offers plentiful opportunities for this lifelong love of the game to develop!

1679441246_image_21-03-2023_at_23.23.jpgIn the summer months, 300 children play cricket regularly at the Club and there are 21 teams. Our girls and boys are so committed that 200 of them continue to train all winter! The adult section is also thriving with both male and female teams regularly competing in local leagues whilst the popular 'Back to Cricket' team encourages those that may have played in their youth to once again pick up a bat. 

At every age, every player - from the absolute beginner to the seasoned pro - is encouraged to develop their skills and join in!

Why are we crowdfunding?

In the summer months, 300 local children use our facilities weekly to hone their skills and participate in games, alongside the many adults that also rely on the Club's facilities. However, these facilities have not been updated in more than twenty years. The nets, in particular, are at a point where they will become unusable if they are not heavily invested in. The flooring is tattered and unfit for purpose, preventing our cricketers from cultivating the skills they need to develop their game. 

Why do we need nets?

Nets are integral to the game. They allow for increased safety during batting and bowling drills, they allow multiple players to train at once and they allow for training to continue, even when the great British summer is not quite as sunny and dry as we would like it to be! 


How you can help:

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. Get Fit to Fix Our Nets! This April, our junior players are going to be completing a variety of fitness and cricket challenges throughout the month to raise money for this campaign. Whether it's a 30 day plank challenge, making over 2000 catches or walking half a million steps we would love you to join in. Please use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know what you are doing! Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details.


The money that we raise will:

  • Refurbish the 3 lanes of nets.
  • Relay the pitch bases.
  • Install new performance surface carpets.
  • Extend the playing area to 33 meters.
  • Provide additional nets.
  • Install gates so that more players can use the space at the same time.


Community Impact:

Liverpool Cricket Club is sandwiched between several areas that have been identified as suffering from the worst social deprivation in the United Kingdom, including Toxteth, Garston and Speke. These areas have some of the highest rates of physical inactivity and childhood poverty in the country. . 
In addition, cricket itself is often seen as an 'elitist' sport - only 7% of children in state primary schools are given the opportunity to play cricket and at secondary level the figure is even lower. 


We are already helping to change this and we need your help to enable us to continue! We want to build on the legacy of creativity, inclusivity and sustainability from the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth games by facilitating the physical, mental health, social and community benefits that sport offers.


Alongside the 300 children that we are already introducing to cricket, we welcome local primary schools to the Club to enjoy taster sessions with our coaches. Using the nets is a big part of these sessions as it reduces the chance of injury and reduces the frustration of spending most of the session chasing errant balls
We also offer free cricket training and provide equipment to refugees in Liverpool, welcoming children and adult men and women, many of whom now represent the Club in cricket. Liverpool Cricket Club has stood in the heart of Aigburth for many years; we want all of our neighbours to see the club as their club and to have the opportunity to participate in the life of the cricket section. Good quality training facilities will help us to continue our already significant offer and to build upon it in the coming years. 

Liverpool Cricket Professional Coaches Refugee Children


How much do we need?

Nets are surprisingly expensive! To complete the work outlined above, we will need £50,000. We already have £30,000 committed to the project. We need your help to raise the remaining £20,000


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25% off your bill at the Reader Bar and Restaurant

25% off your bill at the Reader Bar and Restaurant Bistro style menu inspired by continental European flavours and created using locally-sourced seasonal produce. Dining that makes a difference. Voucher will be emailed to you

£2 or more

Design your own U9s cricket game

Your child’s chance to design and create a cricket game which can feature a combination of bowling, catching, batting or all three using any of the coaches equipment that they have seen used during the Winter or last Summer’s training sessions! The winning entry will be selected from all entrants from the panel of U9’s coaches, with the winning entry being incorporated into training on the second U9’s training session on Monday 24th of April!

£3 or more

A Coffee from West Coast Coffee!

Our friends at West Coast Coffee on Aigburth Drive have offered a coffee with a £3 donation! Support your local speciality independent coffee shop AND your local cricket club, all whilst enjoying some seriously good coffee!

£5 or more

10% off 92 degrees coffee order

Great coffee, made simple. Delivered from the 92 degrees roastery straight to your door. 10% off your order with this reward

£10 or more

15% off Aunty B's Takeaway

15% off Aunty B’s take-away order - Doesn't get any better than this - the best South Asian home-cooked food in Liverpool! Delivery to postcodes L8, L15, L16, L17, L18, L19 & L25

£12 or more

15% off Perfume Offer

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Personal Training Sessions Special Offer

Special Offer on Personal Training Sessions - Free Consultation and Training Session with Amit Pancholi at JD Gyms when you purchase a block of 4 sessions for £120

£15 or more

Special offer on Block of Cricket Coaching

Special offer block of 5 S&A Coaching Academy Cricket Skills and Cricket Fitness Sessions for £100 with LCC's Shamshir

£20 or more

Fix Our Nets Pin Bage

A shiny enamel badge to show your support of our project

£25 or more

Academy North Junior Cricket Camp FREE place

Donate £25 and get a FREE day at an Academy North junior cricket camp

£25 or more

Cricket Training and Cricket Fitness Session

S&A Coaching Academy Cricket Skills and Fitness 1-2-1 taster session with LCC’s own Shamshir

£30 or more

Litter Pick from LCC Coach

Litter pick in your street from LCC Coach Chris Nutton

£37 or more

Academy North 1:1 coaching session

Donate £37 and get a 1 hour Academy North 1:1 cricket coaching session (Normal price £37 or 10 for £310)

£45 or more

Academy North Senior Membership

Donate £45 and get 12 months Academy North senior membership (age 15+) Usually £45 per year

£50 or more

Liverpool Cricket Club Bat Stickers

Show your support for the Liverpool Cricket Club with stylish Liverpool Cricket Club bat stickers- guaranteed to make you score more runs!!

£65 or more

Academy North Junior Membership

Donate £65 and get 12 months Academy North junior membership - Usually £78 a year

£100 or more

EXCLUSIVE Liverpool Cricket Club BLACK Hoodie

Only available through this campaign - this will be the most sought after piece of sporting wear in 2023 - An Icon Sports limited edition BLACK LCC top with red flashes on the shoulder. All sizes available - we'll be in touch with the options

£100 or more

Dinner for 4 at the Anna Jane Supper Club

Exclusive chance to sample exquisitely prepared home cooked food at the home of LCC's Anna Jane Hunter with (optional) jokes and anecdotes from LCC Coach Chris Nutton. Anna and Chris have dedicated many years to helping the Liverpool CC juniors and women's teams and would be delighted to reward your donation.

£250 or more

Corporate Sponsor of Nets

Advertise your business with an all weather sign on the outside of the new LCC Nets

£6 or more

Play in an Easter Monday Cricket Match

A 9 innings, 8 overs per innings pairs match on Easter Monday 10th April on the Lower Ground - there will be innings for all the different age groups - for a minimum £6 donation each player will face 6 balls and bowl one over for their team . 16 spots per innings - likely to sell out fast!

£10 or more

Boy's Haircut at Neil Smith Men's Hairdressing!

Grab a fantastic boy's haircut at local barber Neil Smith Men's Hairdressing on Aigburth Road AND support a brilliant cause! What more could you ask for? Normal price £13!

£10 or more

Coffee, Pastry and Sourdough Loaf

Coffee, pastry and sourdough loaf (how good does that sound?) from Bean There Coffee House in Rose Lane for a £10 donation

£15 or more

Men's Haircut at Neil Smith Men's Hairdressing!

Grab a fantastic haircut at local barber Neil Smith's Men's Hairdressing on Aigburth Road AND support a brilliant cause! What more could you ask for? Normal Price £18.50 at

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Duman Mediterranean Patisserie Voucher

Get in there quick for a Duman Mediterranean Patisserie and Breakfast (Bold Street) £25 voucher - Delicious cakes and pastries

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