Creating the best ground around

by Os_Mo in Cornwall

We did it
On 22nd June 2015 we successfully raised £3,300 with 23 supporters in 35 days

Help our village cricket club pursue an ambition to create the best ground around...starting by replacing our worn out roller!

by Os_Mo in Cornwall

New stretch target

Overfunding will enable us to rapidly accelerate the project and direct additional funds towards other ground improvement activity.


Why support Pencarrow Cricket Club?

Good question! Well, we want to be good ancestors, and we need your help to do that. We're a village cricket club based in the Camel Valley, near Bodmin in Cornwall. Our club is steeped in history. Once the recreational pursuit for the Pencarrow Estate workforce, we have now extended our membership to a growing following. Pictured below is the team from 1902. Teams of the past would have been made up of skilled groundsmen - they would have had a real passion for the upkeep of the cricket pitch as well as participating in the game. Well, we want to keep that passion alive and create the best possible ground we can, after all our ground and its setting is our biggest attraction.

So, where will the money go?

Your money will help us fund a new roller, an important piece of kit when trying to prepare a top quality pitch. Our existing roller is worn out, it really has seen better days and besides, it's incredibly tricky to operate and incredibly heavy to push!

Any overfunding will help us speed up the purchase; we will also direct any additional funds raised towards other grounds equipment - our Groundsman will be delighted!!

We're a passionate lot, particularly when it comes to improving our playing facilities. Over the years we've raised funds and deliberately directed them towards equipment to improve the playing surface. Given our rural location we believe that to compete with the larger surrounding town based clubs we need to offer something different. Our appeal will be our ground, not scale, not a state of the art clubhouse, not proximity to local schools, but a firm belief that people want to play cricket on the best ground around.

  

Your help...it means a lot!

We can only achieve this ambition with your help...as a small club we are reliant on grants and fundraising activity for big purchases like this. Please tell your family, friends and business contacts about our project. If we can cast the net wide enough and people donate, however big or small, then our project will be a success...it really does mean a lot!

Please share our project www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pencarrowcricketclub

A big thank you from all of us at Pencarrow Cricket Club

#thebestgroundaround

#getthegameon

twitter @pencarrowarrows

website www.pencarrowcricketclub.weebly.com

More about us

We're really excited about the 2015 season and following promotions in 2012, 2013 and 2014 we are looking to grow our membership and provide greater opportunity to play cricket at Pencarrow. Our first XI play in Division 2 East of the Cornwall Cricket League. Our newly formed 2nd team will start in Division 6 East this year - it's the first time in over a decade that we've run two sides at the club. We also have a mid week XI who play in the Newlyn East League and knock out competitions. Very shortly we'll be running some youth coaching for 8-11 year olds on a Sunday morning, we see this as a major step in creating a sustainable club. No matter your age or ability we would like to welcome everyone into our club, not least to experience the unique surrounds and top class playing facility.

 

And some of our rewards...(below) works by Barnaby Jackson Ceramics and our Limited Edition 'Believe' playing shirt.

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Just because...you believe in our project.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A special mention on our website as a thank you for supporting our project.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Get your name on our honours board and have a permanent place in our clubhouse.

£20 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£20 Reward

Hospitality at 1st or 2nd XI game during the 2015 season. Food and drinks included.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A place at our fundraising celebration day. We'll be holding an end of season cricket match and after party.

£25 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£25 Reward

VIP Parking area at Pencarrow Cricket Ground. The space will be marked out with your name. Spaces will be sectioned off behind the clubhouse.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward

x2 tickets for an LV= County Championship match in 2015 at Somerset Cricket Ground.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

50% off dinner for two at the Green Room (Chef James Nathan Masterchef 2008), Retallack Resort, Near Padstow, Cornwall

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name will appear pride of place on our new roller.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

A Limited Edition 'Believe' playing shirt with club logo.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

x4 handmade mugs by up and coming Cornish potter Barnaby Jackson

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Large handmade sailboat design jug by up and coming Cornish potter Barnaby Jackson

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

A French dining experience for four. Hosted by a local family, near Helland in Cornwall, you'll learn the lingo and partake in French cuisine.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Your business name displayed at the club as a sponsor of our project.

£300 or more

£300 Reward

Advertising around the ground x1 large sign. Also includes website advert and link.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

Naming rights to our new roller. To be displayed on the roller with your name and date.

£1,250 or more

£1,250 Reward

Advertising around the ground. x5 large signs positioned around the boundary. Also includes website advert and links.

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