St Ives CC has been running since the mid 1800’s. In 1902, the club, with the support of Edward Hain, became one of the founding members of The West Penwith League joining the Cornwall Cricket League in 1939.
In 1982 the team was boosted by local players and once again entered in to the Cornwall Cricket League. Today the Club fields two teams in the Cornwall Cricket League playing on Saturdays in Divisions 3 and 5; an evening team playing on Tuesday’s in the West Penwith League, and three junior sides, under 11, 13 and 15. The club for the past two seasons have also been running the ever popular and growing ECB All Stars Programme. This has allowed many younger members of the community the chance to learn the basics of cricket as well as learning how to play as part of a team and other important skills when playing sport.
2013 saw the club achieve Clubmark re-accreditation for the second time, whilst remaining a Focus Club and securing 'Chance to Shine' in association with local schools from February 2014.
The club are aiming to be competing at the highest possible level that they can and have made many strides forward in developing the club in the past couple of years. New infrastructure for the machinery and extending the current pavilion to enable a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere for woman and children has been the main aims.
To enable the club to make further indents to their aim, we are looking to implement a fixed double bay net at the ground. This will mean that the players/members of the club have the highest possible training facility to use and this should in turn encourage more members from the community to partake in the sport of cricket.
The money we raise on crowdfunder will play a massive part in how successful we are in installing the project we have spoken about. With help and generosity, St Ives Cricket Club will be able to achieve all of this and along with a small grant towards this from Sport England, the club will be able to provide the very best to take this club forward, without causing too many problems financially for them.