Operation Nets

by Liam McGeown in Corby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £21,100

raised so far

+ est. £2429.25 Gift Aid



We are aiming to raise £20,000 to build state of the art cricket nets.

by Liam McGeown in Corby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 13th May 2023 we'd raised £21,080 with 181 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we will be able to do even more with the funds raised towards our stretch target. Any additional funds will go towards making good the space where the current practice nets are creating a covered hard standing area. This will provide players and spectators an outside space where they can shelter from the sun or rain.


S&L Corby Cricket Club is a growing, dynamic community club in the north of Corby town.

Our Club currently has four Saturday teams that play in the Northants County League in divisions 5, 8, 13 and 15, and a midweek Wednesday evening team in the Geddington Midweek League.

The Club has a very strong and successful system for youth cricket development, supporting our four youth teams - U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s who all play in the Wilson Brown Youth League.

We actively participate in the England Cricket Board initiative ALL STARS and DYNAMOS CRICKET for five to twelve-year-old's introducing them to the sport through an eight-week programme.


The Club has a strong family ethos and focuses on further developing our ground and youth set-up. The cricket club aims to produce future cricketers but, more importantly, enjoyment, exercise, friends and mental well-being. We play competitive cricket but with a strong sense of fun.

As well as our teams, we provide our facilities for junior district and county teams, and local schools use our ground regularly throughout the season.

Despite the Club being located in one of the top 20% of the most deprived areas of England and the current cost of living crisis, we aim to make cricket affordable to everyone in our community. We have among the lowest membership prices and match fees in the county. However, this means we need to find alternative revenue streams to improve our Club, and our crowdfunding campaign is central to this.

Creating a local legacy to celebrate the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Our crowdfunding campaign is in conjunction with Sport England and their Places and Spaces fund. Working with projects across the country, Places and Spaces is a match-funding initiative to unite communities and leave a legacy from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The new nets will provide our community with a training facility to be proud of for many years to come creating a genuine local legacy of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in Corby.

Our Existing training facilities

Our current cricket nets are long past their best and in a sad state of disrepair. They also point out towards our first team pitch, meaning they can not be used on match days. The bowlers run ups are on grass, and with nine teams training in these nets, they quickly become worn and muddy, making them unusable even with the slightest bit of rain.


Looking To The Future

2023 will represent a transformational year for Stewarts & Lloyds Corby Cricket Club. This year we plan to lay the foundations for our Club and invest significantly in our cricket playing development.

A successful crowdfunding project will deliver two new fully enclosed cricket nets to support each club member and take our training to the next level. It will also enable us to continue our growth and improve participation in sports at our site. 1677840590_durant-cricket_10648156716640587870825347007362103495421900o-2_6382.jpg

As the nets will be fully enclosed, members can utilise them whilst matches are in progress, giving greater flexibility to our training schedule.

The project's total cost is £33,594, with the additional funding of £13,594 already in place.


How you can play your part

There are three simple ways to help us reach our target and make this exciting project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don't delay if you're going to support us because momentum is critical to our success!

2. Donate a reward and speak to friends, family and businesses in our community about donating rewards. Rewards make supporting our cause more attractive, so the more rewards we can offer, the quicker we can reach our target.

3. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind you! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£450 Robert Pack Cricket Bat

Need a New Cricket Bat? Dreamed of owning a £450 bat and only paying £10 for it? Now you can. We have a £450 bat that you have a chance of winning by donating £10. Your name will be added to a list and once all 50 rewards have been claimed a random selector will pick our lucky winner of this lovely bat. See our facebook page for pictures.

£5 or more

Social membership

Social Membership of S&L Corby Cricket Club for non-playing members. Anyone can become a member of our cricket club. Membership entitles you to discounted bar prices, special offers and invitations to special events. By becoming a member you are also helping to fund the continued running and maintenance of the clubhouse and grounds, which is managed by volunteers. To find out more about our club visit: https://www.slccc.co.uk

£6 or more

15 minute tanning course @ Go Latino

Are you looking a bit peely-wally? Don't worry a 15 minute tanning course at Go Latino in Corby old village is just the fix!

£10 or more

Fantasy Club Cricket Entry 2023

Who does love a bit of extra motivation or an excuse to tease a team-mate. Why not trade and manage your own personalised S&L team with entry into the 2023 Fantasy club cricket competition, with cash prizes for the top 3 teams. League can be found here: https://slcorby.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/

£10 or more

M&S Spiced Sugar Plum Gin Liqueur

It's not just Gin, it's M&S Gin. 70cl special edition light up snow globe, with hours of fun to be had with the bottle alone, then there’s the gin which allegedly tastes like a warm mince pie. Over 18's only

£10 or more

TCP Smart Fancy Light Bulbs 5 PK 2 x B22 3 x E27

5 x TCP Smart 2 x B22 light bulbs and 3 x E27 - 5 packs with a retail price of £50.00 sold for £15.00 ... https://www.screwfix.com/p/tcp-bc-a60-rgb-white-led-smart-light-bulb-9w-806lm/483PK?kpid=483PK&ds_rl=1249401&gclid=CjwKCAjwge2iBhBBEiwAfXDBR9a5qHL5kjWmeVtLrYuUZmgjJGt4q-di172xWJX8jT4jzW-47Nz8dRoC2nEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

£15 or more

Spray Tan @ GlamRUs Hair & Beauty

Do you not have the patience to sit in the sun? Are you always they palest person by the pool? You need to grab yourself a Sienna X Spray tan from GlamRUs Hair & Beauty usually costs £20. See www.glamrus.co.uk for full details.

£15 or more

Puma Cup Training Rain Top

It rains here, a lot. Be prepared with a Puma Cup Training Rain Top. Size small men. Raincell technology. Brand new with tags. RRP £25.

£15 or more

Gorgeous Beauty £20 Voucher

It’s all in the name! Time to beautify yourself for the trials and tribulations ahead with a £20 voucher for a Gorgeous Beauty for brows, lashes, nails, tanning or waxing. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/gorgebeauty/

£15 or more

Dinner Set

Dinner set looking tired? Kev’s got you covered with the Homebase Stoneware Set: https://www.homebase.co.uk/prep-cook-12-piece-dinnerware-set-stoneware-grey/13635834.html

£15 or more

Scuba Diving Experience

This £25+ experience you get to try a dive with Corby and District Sun Aqua Club. You will meet them at the cricket club and go through the equipment and how the it all works then head to Corby pool and have an hour in the water. The instructors will be with you every step of the way.

£15 or more

£20 Hair Flair Voucher

Hair Flair are one of the most established hairdressers in town!! They can meet all your hairdressing needs and also offer nail services and brow lifts. If these are your hairdressers or you fancy a change then donate today and walk away with a bit extra in your pocket and a new hair style to go as well.

£20 or more

Reebok Royal CL Jog leather trainers

“I am what I am” with Reebok Royal CL Jog leather trainers kids size UK 2. Glitter design. BRAND NEW IN BOX WITH TAGS. RRP £30.

£20 or more

£25 Voucher Daisy Doll Lashes x

Daisy has kindly donated a voucher for £25 this will give the lucky buyer the choice of discounted nails, lash lift or brows https://www.facebook.com/daisydolllashesx

£20 or more

Concession Playing Membership

1 years concession playing membership of S&L Corby Cricket club. 50% Discount on membership for those providing evidence of the following: Housing Benefit Income Support Job Seeker’s Allowance Carers Allowance Student / Apprentice Pensioner

£20 or more

4 x TCP Smart UK Smark Plug

Turn any device into a Smart Device with the UK's number 1 selling Smart Plug. 4 Plugs with a retail price of £45.00 at a bargain price of £20 or more...

£20 or more

2 x tickets to any Northants Royal London Cup Game

See how the pro's do it! Two adult tickets to the Northants Royal London One day cup game of your choice at the county ground during the 2023 season

£20 or more

Junior Playing Membership

Junior Playing Membership includes, siblings both playing and non-playing, Parents (Social Membership) and is inclusive of nets and training, special events and a discounted bar! What’s not to like?

£25 or more

£35 GlamRUs Hair & Beauty Voucher

A voucher for a HD Brows treatment at GlamRUs Hair & Beauty. Kindly donated by Lee-Anne Miller. See http://www.glamruscorby.co.uk/high-definition-brows.php for full details of the treatment

£28 or more

LM Academy 1 on 1 session and a bag RRP £40.99

LM Academy have kindly donated a drawstring bag and a 1on1 session with an expert coach. If you click the link below you can see the excellent services and products the academy offers. https://lmacademy.org.uk/merchandise/

£40 or more

Nike Air Max Plus TN SE Black

Nike Air Max Plus TN SE Black. Leather Size UK 4 trainers Brand new in box, no tags. RRP £70.

£40 or more

£50 Voucher for The Village Beauty

The Village Beauty have kindly donated a £50 voucher that can be spent on any of the treatments such as laser hair removal. See the link below. Some members of the club have received treatment and can’t recommend their service highly enough. https://www.facebook.com/TheVillageBeautyPermanentMakeUpAndAesthetic/

£40 or more

Annual Adult Playing Membership

1 years adult playing membership of S&L Corby Cricket club. This includes: Spouse Children (U/18) both playing and non-playing Inclusive of nets and training

£50 or more

TCP Smart Black Bladeless Cooling & Ceramic Heater

Lightweight and portable ceramic heater, offering ideal heating and cooling solutions. Smart features offer direct control via the TCP Smart App to set schedules and times remotely, or voice control via Alexa and Google. Normal Retail at 69.99

£50 or more

HD Brows Make up collection (RRP £120)

Includes Brow Glue, fluid foundation (alabaster), Brow Highlights (Pink nude), Lip Define (grapefruit), Pro Fix Concealer (nude), Eyeshadow Palette (Amber), Brow Pencil (raven) and a makeup bag. Kindly donated by GlamRUs Hair & Beauty www.glamrus.co.uk

£150 or more

VIP day at Corby Town FC

You could be singing from the boardroom “scotch pie, irn bru, come on Corby give us 2” with entry for 4 people, boadroom access with drinks, halftime meal, padded seat in the main stand, programme, team sheet, choose Man Of The Match, half page in the programme and a tannoy announcement.

£250 or more

Company Advertisement Board

We have a lot of space on our driveway up to the club house and are in use all year round. Need some more awareness of your business then why not get yourself advertisement board placed in a prime location so that it is viewed by all visitors to the club. This price includes supply, printing and delivery of the board and 1 years advertisement. Offers will be available to extend after the first year.

£500 or more

Community Partnership

We have a great supporting community here in Corby. Why not get more involved with a Community partnership with S&L Corby Cricket Club. Price includes a sponsorship board at the cricket club, advert in the club handbook and promotion on the clubs socials and website.

£5 or more

Rum Themed Mixology gift set

A fantastic reward for the wannabe salior! Contains 5cl bottle of Captain Morgans Original Spiced Gold Rum along with 200ml Franklin & Sons 1886 Sprklinh Cola and a Highball Glass. Over 18's Only.

£7 or more

£10 Butterwick voucher

£10 gift voucher for cakes or shakes. The midlands favourite sweet treat bakery and occasion cake makers. Famous for their extravagant flavours and varieties branded by our customers as “Instagrammable!” Find out more here: https://butterwickbakery.com/

£7 or more

£10 Chicks Cupcakes

Charlie at Chicks Cupcakes has kindly donated a chance for you to purchase a £10 voucher. Having tasted Charlie’s cakes we can not recommend her highly enough….enjoy. https://www.facebook.com/chickscupcakes

£7 or more

High Quality Limited Edition Club Mug

This stylish Mug comes with a black handle and inner with the club crest on 2 sides on a white background. Would make a perfect gift for anyone who has an association with the club or simply buy for yourself and be the envy of your mates. These are limited in numbers so don’t delay buy today.

£10 or more

£12.50 Classic Barbers Haircut

Steve, Milhouse and Mandy at Classic Barbers in the old village have kindly donated a voucher each for a standard haircut. Get ready for summer with a new slick look. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/SteveHindwood/

£10 or more

Gordans White Peach Gin 70cl

Are you a gin connoisseur or do you just like something cold and refreshing? Why not try Gordans White Peach Gin 70cl. RRP £15. Over 18s only!

£10 or more

Smirnoff Vodka 70cl

Pure and smooth for those potato fans. Smirnoff vodka 70cl. Over 18s only.

£10 or more

Baileys Original Irish Cream 70Cl Bottle

Baileys is the most popular Irish cream liqueur around the globe and has been awarded more medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition than any of its competitors With its distinct velvety texture, it is a perfect combination of smooth cream and whiskey Drawing on Irish traditions in dairy and distilling, the unique combination took four years to perfect the ultimate liquid treat. 17% Alcohol over 18's Only!

£10 or more

Gordon's London Dry Gin 70cl

London Dry Gin, Gordon's Gin is a unique blend of botanicals centered around juniper berries. Gordon's® London Dry gin is carefully distilled using a secret recipe. The distinctively refreshing taste comes from the finest handpicked juniper berries and a selection of other botanicals. It's the taste that's made Gordon's the world's best-selling London Dry gin. Over 18's Only.

£10 or more

2 hrs of Pool and a Pint at Mega Break Sports Bar

Night out or some quality family time then Mega Break Sports Bar can offer both, as well as multiple TV’s showing live sport. Micheal has kindly donated 2 hours of pool and 1 Alcoholic Beverage to the lucky person who purchases this £15 voucher. https://www.facebook.com/MegaBreakCorby

£10 or more

£20 Reward

A fabulous offering for the Liqueur Connoisseur a 700ml Bottle of Tequila Rose. The original strawberry cream liqueur. Tequila Rose is a smooth pairing of rich strawberry cream and the bite of tequila. (over 18's Only) .

£10 or more

M&S Clementine Flavoured Gin Liqueur

It's not just Gin, it's M&S Gin. 70cl special edition light up snow globe with edible gold leafs, with hours of fun to be had with the bottle alone, then there’s the gin which is zesty and fruity. Over 18's only

£10 or more

£15 Blowdry and Curls

Ladies do you have a night out coming up? Why not treat yourself to a £15 voucher for a Blowdry and Curls. Melissa at https://www.facebook.com/Hairbymelissaoneill kindly donated this.

£12 or more

1000ml Bottle of Baileys Irish Creme

Just what you need to make a baby Gunness! Baileys is the most popular Irish cream liqueur 17% Alcohol Over 18's only.

£15 or more

Boo Hair Design £20 voucher

You deserve that chic new do. Boo Hair Design £20 voucher Rockingham Road Corby Offer £15+ Donated by Boo Hair Design find out more here: https://www.boohairdesign.com/

£15 or more

£20 Voucher for Castle Bingo

“Jump and Jive” at the bingo! With a £20 voucher donated from castle bingo! Come on you know you want to! https://castle.bingo/corby

£15 or more

Carvery at The Shire Horse in Corby

Treat yourself to a dinner out! Sunday Carvery for 2 people at The Shire Horse in Corby.

£15 or more

Gordon's Special Dry London Gin 1 Litre

Feeling Supersonic? You can enjoy this lovely Gordon's Gin just add your own tonic. Over 18's Only

£18 or more

Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin 100cl

Yet another offering for our gin connoisseurs. This blue juice is sure to be a hit. 40% alcohol Over 18's only

£18 or more

£25 Oakley Fish Bar Voucher

Can’t be bothered cooking tonight? Then this £25 voucher is your answer, treat family or friends to a fish supper. Voucher must be used in one transaction.

£20 or more

£25 Nifty Nails Voucher

Do your talons need taming, well a voucher towards any of the treatments provided by Nifty Nails can help! Kindly donated by Frances Vallance at https://niftynails.co.uk/

£20 or more

Junior Playing membership plus a free soft drink

Junior Playing Membership includes, siblings both playing and non-playing, Parents (Social Membership) and is inclusive of nets and training, special events and a discounted bar! What’s not to like?

£20 or more

Hugo Boss 90ml Deep Red perfume

I don’t think we need a weird aftershave advert to promote this. Smell great with some Hugo Boss 90ml Deep Red perfume RRP of £30.

£20 or more

Adidas Gazelle leather trainers white

The Adidas Gazelle trainer, it’s a timeless classic! We have one available in white size UK 4 Brand new in box no tags. RRP £30.

£20 or more

£25 Voucher towards nails by PJ Nail Lounge

Care for your claws! This voucher has kindly been donated by Petra at https://www.facebook.com/pjsnaillounge/

£20 or more

Photography Lesson

Have you seen some of the photos taken at our matches? Learn how to be a pro with a 1 hour Photography lesson from Andy Eathorne. The lesson will be tailored to suit any level from a beginner to more experienced photographers.

£20 or more

Golf for 2 at Blackthorn Wood

2 x 18 holes at the home of the S&L Corby CC Masters golf championship, Blackthorn Wood in Cottingham. Get your game in order for next year's legendary competition

£25 or more

£25 Golf Day Entry

Entry into the prestigious S&L CC Annual Golf day on Friday 7th April 2023 - are you going to be taking away the trophy? Entry includes 18 holes at Blackthorn Wood golf course followed by Chicken Curry and a pint at the cricket club once you have completed your round.

£25 or more

TCP Smart starter home WiFi smart kit

Kev our electronic tsar has one of these. And he wants you to have one too with a kind donation from TCP! TCP Smart WiFi Indoor Camera (£30.00) TCP Smart WiFi Filament E27 (£10.00) TCP Smart WiFi Filament B22 (£10.00) TCP Smart WiFi SMD E27 Colour Bulb (£10.00) TCP Smart Plug (£10.00) £70.00 WiFi Starter Kit sold for £25.00

£25 or more

10 Drinks Vouchers

You know when you come up to the clubhouse you’re going to be convinced to stay. Why not make it a little cheaper by buying some vouchers! 10 drinks vouchers for use at the S&L Cricket Club Bar worth £35. Each voucher can be exchanged for any pint at the bar or any other drink up to the value of £3.50 each. Over 18s only.

£25 or more

£35 Voucher for Extreme Lengths

Michelle at Extreme Lengths has kindly donated a Cut and Blow-dry. Win this and book your appointment for your next big night out. https://www.facebook.com/extremelengths.corby

£25 or more

£30 voucher for Casa Di Roma

£30 voucher for our clubs favourite Italian restaurant. Enlighten your senses! Casa Di Roma is the perfect place to discover innovative Italian cuisine blending old-world tradition with modern innovation. A delicious and notable experience you will want to repeat.

£30 or more

£50 Scentsy gift voucher

Scentsy home fragrances gift voucher worth £50 for only £30. Donated by Charlene Saunderson https://charlenesaundersonamazingscents.scentsy.co.uk

£30 or more

1 hour 1-2-1 Canine behavioural/training RRP £45

Does your pooch need bringing in line or just some touch up training then Katy is the person to help you. Katy has kindly donated a one hour 1-2-1 behavioural/training consultation This session would normally cost £45. https://www.facebook.com/KatysCanineCoachingandBehaviour

£30 or more

Kookaburra Beast 2.1 Batting Gloves RRP £60

Kookaburra Beast 2.1 Batting Gloves RH – supreme value for money without compromising comfort or protection. Manufactured using a combination of traditional Cotton, High-Density Foam with High-Technology Fibre Protection Chambers & Premium Sheep Leather We also have matching pads available.

£35 or more

Family Ticket for 4 people at Gravity

1 hour during open jump for a family of 4 ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) at Gravity Corby includes 4 x Gravity socks. This usually costs £52.99. More at https://www.gravity-uk.com/corby-rockingham

£35 or more

Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70 cl Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (RRP £51) matured in American bourbon, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak. The whisky was then married in a Solera vat. This is a great staple 15 year old from the Glenfiddich distillery. Over 18s only.

£35 or more

2 tickets to any Northants T20 Blast Game

See how the pro's do it! Two adult tickets to the Northants T20 Blast game of your choice at the county ground during the 2023 season Usuall price £44

£40 or more

Annual Adult Playing Membership plus a free pint

1 years adult playing membership of S&L Corby Cricket club. This includes: Spouse Children (U/18) both playing and non-playing Inclusive of nets and training

£40 or more

Cosy Mosy Melts Large Gift Box

Large Gift Box RRP £60 kindly donated by Julie at https://www.facebook.com/cosymosymelts

£40 or more

£50 Amazon Voucher

Amazon vouchers kindly donated by Matt at M Ormond Fabrications. if you need at type of metalwork done then Matt is your man. He manufactured my made to measure girder for my house extension. https://www.mormondfabrications.co.uk

£50 or more

2 Matching Stone Effect Large Planters RRP £400

Idea for large plants - stone effect indoor or outdoor planters. Originally purchased for over £200 each so £400 total. These planters are ideal for centre pieces within a patio or garden - images available on Facebook or request

£50 or more

£60 Voucher for Belle Âme Boutique Hair

Becky has donated a voucher for £60! This will give someone a colour and a cut and blow dry or two cut and blow dries! https://www.facebook.com/belleameboutiquehair

£55 or more

£75 Voucher to use at Champion Work Wear

Champion Work Wear supply work wear and also supply a printing service that the club has use in the past so we can personally recommend then, This was kindly donated by Ella at https://www.facebook.com/championworkwear

£60 or more

Round of Golf for 4 people at Priors Hall

One round of Golf at Priors Hall Golf Course for 4 people. Price would normally be approximately £85

£65 or more

Kookaburras Beast Pro Batting Pads RRP £120

Kookaburras Beast Pro Batting Pads RH THE BEAST IS BACK! The Kookaburra Beast range has iconic graphics. Perfect simplistic colourway along with incredible protection and comfort levels allowing you to feel unstoppable whilst clearing the biggest boundaries. Also available is matching gloves.

£130 or more

That DIY Guy for 1 day

Get your own personal Diet Coke moment with a 1 days labour of That DIY Guy kindly donated by Guy Longfoot-Finch https://www.facebook.com/thatDIYguy This usually costs £200

£250 or more

TCP Lighting and Smart Company Donation

TCP plays a supportive role within the local area and looks to support appropriate projects that support mental well being, physical activity and support to young and adult participants. (including sign to be placed at the ground)

£500 or more

Four Ball at The Belfry

Walk in the footsteps of giants with a Four Ball tee time at The Belfry. You may not play like the pros but you can dream! A four-ball on either the PGA or Derby course at the Belfry on a date of your choosing subject to availability. This was kindly donated by HSS ProService. RRP £700. More here: https://www.hss.com/hire

Show your support

Payment and personal details are protected