Doune Cricket Club (DCC) currently uses natural weather dependent cricket pitches for all our Junior and Senior cricketing activities and programmes. Preparation requires many hours of hard work by our volunteer groundsmen which can only be done during dry weather and once completed these pitches also depend on dry weather to play or train on. This a great barrier to providing a regular cricket programme for our members, being at the mercy of Scottish weather. To remedy this we are fundraising to install a new artificial cricket pitch which will allow our members to train and play matches throughout most of the cricket season. It is hoped that by increasing our regular cricket activities it will also increase our playing standard as a village cricket club and attract more people into playing cricket.
An artificial wicket would also allow benefits to other groups and organisations such as:
Doune Primary School (our junior coach has started regular cricket training for pupils. The ground is easily reached by a communal gate that ourselves and the school installed to allow improved access)
At subsidised rate West of Stirling teams without grounds will also be invited to use the facilities.
We are planning to install the artificial wicket in March 2019 in time for the next season.
We are now looking to raise an additional £1500 and complete our final hurdle in raising total cost of £12,060 for installing this facility. We are highly grateful of the various funding bodies including the Windfarm Trust, Cricket Development Trust and Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust who have kindly contribute so far. We are now asking for your support to complete this funding campaigned and whatever you contribute will be kindly appreciated.