New All Weather Cricket Practice Facility

by Luke bannister in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, United Kingdom

Total raised £10,010

raised so far



We are looking to raise the remainder of the money needed to fund an All Weather Cricket Practice Facility at our clubs ground.

by Luke bannister in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 6th October 2022 we'd raised £10,000 with 75 supporters in 49 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The extra money will go towards club running costs


Our Club

Evenwood CC are an amateur cricket club operating in the Bishop Auckland area of lCounty Durham since our reformation in 1966. Our club are founding members of the Durham & North East Cricket League and our junior section competes in the Durham Cricket  Board Junior League.


Our teams consist of two adult senior teams and three mixed junior teams made up from local adults and children.

  • 1st XI
  • 2nd XI
  • Under 18s 
  • Under 13s 
  • Under 9s


1660680407_ce86d3b9-4cef-464e-ba4f-180ee95989a3.jpegWe are managed completely by volunteers who give up their time to maintain the grounds, coach and fundraising.

We have a proud history since our reformation in 1966 winning our respective leagues on several occasions amongst many other cup successes.



Our Club in the Community

Evenwood CC has been a pillar of the community for over half a century providing a way for young people to get into sport.

We are located in a deprived area of County Durham and ensure we create a welcoming environment to all whilst providing equipment and access to cricket for all our current and new members. 

A number of our players over the years have gone on to represent the club at their respective county age groups.


Since 2018 we have provided ECB schemes to the local schools to keep kids active and provide a pathway into cricket, through ALL STARS and DYNAMO Cricket programmes with over 30 children taking part from local schools last season.



Why are we Crowdfunding? 

As you can imagine £10,000 is a lot of money to any amateur sports club and in particularly Evenwood CC as we have no clubhouse or bar facilities to fundraise from. The pandemic also hit the club hard like every sports team and we are only just starting to fully recover from the two years of incredibly difficult times.


How we will spend the Money?

We are looking to install an all weather practice facility at our ground. The facility will consist of two practice lanes with a playing surface suitable for practice during inclement weather as well as an enclosed netted cage.

Total Project Cost - £33,000

  • Raised so far - £23,000
  • Amount needed - £10,000


We now need to raise the remaining £10,000 to complete the project. (See above example of All Weather Practice Facility) 

Once this is secured we can start our project and build the first class practice facility for the benefit of our junior and adult playing members.


(See above our custom designed practice facility) 

What difference will this make?

  • Vastly improve our ground and facility
  • Massively increase capacity for our junior practice sessions 
  • Allow us to hold open sessions to attract new junior players 
  • Improve the quality of our practice sessions and ultimately the standard of cricketer we can produce 
  • Increase our membership and club sustainability 
  • Giving our coaches the tools to get the best out of our practice sessions

How can you 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!

We did it!!

In August 2023 the All weather practice facility was successfully installed at the welfare ground!





This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£10 Google play gift Card

We have £10 google play gift card towards our crowdfunder by our committee member Beverley Rutherford

£5 or more

Match day Drink

Match day drink at any first team home game league or cup fixture for the remainder of the 2022 or before the end of the 2023 season

£10 or more

Pink Cricket Ball

The first six sponsors of £10 will receive a pink adult or junior cricket ball as a reward for their support

£50 or more

Facebook Post Thanking your business

Donations made by or in the name of a business of £50 or more will be promoted by the club on our Facebook page

£9 or more

£10 Greggs gift card

£10 gift card courtesy of Gregg’s bishop Auckland branch Newgate Street Bishop Auckland, Newgate St, Bishop Auckland DL14 7JQ

£9 or more

£10 Apple Gift Card

£10 apple gift card

£15 or more

Afternoon Tea for two

Afternoon tea for two courtesy of Mollies Tea Room West Auckland worth £20

£15 or more

Haircut at Barber Lew Bishop Auckland

Claim a haircut or skin fade worth £20 courtesy of Barber Lew (Bishop Auckland)

£18 or more

£20 Nando’s Voucher

Claim a £20 Nando’s voucher kindly donated to our crowdfunding campaign by the clubs chairman

£18 or more

£20 Amazon Voucher

Claim a £20 Amazon voucher

£18 or more

£20 JD Sports Voucher

£20 voucher courtesy of JD sports Bishop Auckland branch Unit 10, Bishop Retail Park, Tindale Crescent, St Helen Auckland, Bishop Auckland DL14 9FA

£18 or more

£20 NIKE voucher

£20 Nike Voucher to spend in store or online kindly donated to our crowdfunding campaign by the clubs chairman

£18 or more

£20 Adidas Voucher

£20 Adidas Voucher to spend in store or online kindly donated to the clubs crowdfunder by Craig Rutherford

£40 or more

Coaching Masterclass

The first sponsor of £40 will receive a batting or bowling masterclass with our club professional Sawan. Session will last approximately 1 hour

£50 or more

Club hoodie

The first sponsor of £50 will receive a maroon club hoodie with club crest with choice of size

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