Sheldon Marlborough CC New Roller & Equipment Fund

by Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Sheldon Marlborough CC New Roller & Equipment Fund

Total raised £1,386

£5,000 target 25 days left
27% 25 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 24th June 2024 at 11:00am

Aim is to purchase new equipment to grow & maintain great playing facilities for the whole community & benefit junior cricket at the club

by Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Who are we?

We are a family friendly volunteer-run cricket club located in Yardley, South Birmingham with a proud history going back to 1906, and being a fully merged club since 1974. We have a growing member base and currently have circa. 200 members including 140 Juniors across all age groups & 60 Senior Members. 

We have 5 adult teams playing league cricket, a thriving junior section providing junior cricket for 5-16 year olds which includes national coaching programmes including All Stars & Dynamos as well as Junior League Cricket for Under 11's upwards.

We have recently introduced a Sunday Development team which has a sole purpose of introducing juniors to senior cricket, 7-8 of the team will be 14-17 years of age who will be guided by senior players in the team to build their knowledge, skills and understanding of the game to develop into playing adult cricket. 


Why are we crowdfunding?

We want to provide everyone playing cricket in the local community the opportunity to play cricket on well prepared and maintained grass wickets. Artificial Wickets are great for coaching and developing but we want all juniors and development teams playing on proper grass wickets of a high standard and to be able to run junior sessions on grass facilities.

We have recently invested in an experienced qualified grounds-man which has greatly enhanced our playing surfaces in recent years and we want to further enhance this with the purchase of new ground equipment. 

We have the same equipment for a number of years however a lot of ground equipment has now reached the end of its lifespan and need to replace with updated equipment which help to improve the current playing area. 


How we’ll spend the money raised

All money will be raised to purchase new ground equipment which is required to develop the facilities to help us provide great playing conditions for all current and future members. This will help in our long-term goal of pushing our junior players to the best level possible and help grow the cricket for adults and juniors of all abilities. 

We have set ourselves a target of £5,000 to be able to get the project underway and on top of this we have set a stretch target of £10,000 which if achieved would be amazing and would cover the costs involved of purchasing the type of ground equipment that will improve the quality of the playing surfaces at the club.

The Roller really is the most important piece of equipment a cricket club has and it takes a minimum of around 500 hours per season of rolling work to prepare and maintain the playing area. Having safe, usable and reliable grounds equipment would really aid all those who support the club with giving help with groundwork.


Community Impact

We are a real community club and have a goal to grow our membership especially in the junior section and provide even more cricket for young players of all abilities.

We loan out our facilities for use for Warwickshire Youth Games, Softball Tournaments, Finals Days and 3rd Party Cricket Clubs and this would help broaden our options for other organisation to use our facilities.

We have a thriving youth section in the Yardley & South Birmingham Area encouraging all types of players from all backgrounds with many having gone on to play in various Warwickshire Age Groups.

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. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


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

£50 or more

£50 Reward

All Stars or Dynamos Membership for your Child

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Free Family Non-Playing Membership at Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club

£125 or more

£125 Reward

Family Non-Playing Membership at Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club and Sponsorship of Match Balls for a Saturday League Match

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Sponsorship Board within a Prominent Place at the Club

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Family Life-Time Non-Playing Membership at Sheldon Marlborough Club

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