About St Minver Cricket Club
St Minver Cricket Club started in the year 1892 when the village squire who lived in St Minver House formed the Cricket Club and converted a farm field into the cricket ground.
Since then the club has gone from strength to strength. We now have two senior teams competing in Cornwall Divisions 1 and 4 East, an under 15 team and an under 11 team. We also have a growing junior section for girls and boys with members as young as four that will keep the club going for years to come.
Why we need new nets
We hold senior team training two nights a week and the junior teams also train at least twice a week where the nets are put to good use. We need to raise funds as:
- The current nets have worn out.
- The frames are no longer stable.
- The mats are full of holes, mouldy and become dangerously slippery.
- The bowling mats are worn out and the ground underneath them is breaking up and could easily cause injuries.
We plan to replace the current nets with a two-lane all-weather bowling and batting net that will stand up to the weather conditions and last for many years to come. We don't have the storage space to pack the nets away which is why we need to build a robust facility.
We would greatly appreciate your help in building new training nets. It would allow us to continue growing the club and provide an excellent facility for our members.
If we reach our goal we would also like to purchase a movable net which will allow us to train out 'on the square' which means we could practice on a grass pitch and give our batsmen the best chance of reaching their potential.
Any leftover funds would go towards a new movable sight screen for the 'Road end' as the current sight screen is near the end of its life.
Generous support and volunteer help have already helped us get new covers, a new scoreboard and new changing rooms as you can see in the photos below. All of these improvements are helping our club become a top class local facility for both members and visitors. Please help us in any way you can.