We're crowdfunding to light up the board at Truro Cricket Club - join us!
We need to replace quite a few light cells in our electronic scoreboard, it is not functioning properly and looks a mess.
A fully functioning scoreboard for a cricket club is an essential facility. Unfotunately Truro CC's display has quite a few LED cells that are not functioning. With the season just starting we need to replace them and it is costs approximately £1,400. We have raised some sponsorship but now need another £1,000 in order to get the board fully operational. This is where we all need to pull together!
Truro Cricket Club was founded in 1813 and celebrated it's Bicentenary season in 2013. The club has been based at Boscawen Park, Malpas, Truro since 1961. In 2011 we celebrated 50 years at Boscawen Park, which has hosted many high profile matches and been graced by many top international cricketers. On the 8th July 2012 we welcomed England Ladies V India Ladies in what we believe to be the first competitive international match to be played in Cornwall, since 1899 when England were defeated by Australia at Truro's Tremorvah ground. The PCA Masters visit to Truro to play against a Cornwall XI on 5th July 2012 was sadly cancelled due to poor weather. In 2013 we hosted Somerset CCC V Unicorns and Nottinghamshire CCC V Netherlands in CB40 Fixtures.
The Club currently runs 4 Senior teams, One Women's, as well as Under 11, 13 and 15 Junior Teams.Truro 1st XI compete in the ECB Premier League, the 2nd XI in Division 2 West, 3rd XI in Division 4 West, 4th XI in Division 6 Central and the Ladies team in the Cornwall Womens League.
Truro CC have been County Champions on twelve occasions, between 1949 and 2011 and are proud of the fact that both their 1st and 2nd XI's competed in the top two divisions of the Cornwall Cricket League, between 1993-2000 & 2011.
A number of recent Truro cricketers have competed in first class cricket, to name a few Ryan Driver (Worcs & Lancs), Carl Gazzard & Michael Munday (Both Somerset) and Charles Shreck (Notts, Kent, Leicestershire & England A).
Why an electronic scoreboard?
Truro CC is community of cricket lovers and brings local people together. Our electronic scoreboard is an essential piece of equiptment during matches. With the new season now underway, we need to replace the broken LED bulbs which costs approximately £1,200. We have raised some sponsorship but now need another £1,000 in order to get the board fully operational.
The scoreboard is in a sorry state at the moment and needs a little love and support to get is shining bright again!
"Truro CC is a great hub for the local community it is really important that the whole community get behind us so we can raise the necessary funds to get the socreboard in good working order." Roger Heayn, Club Secretary
Please tell your family, friends, colleagues and business contacts about our crowdfunding project. We need everyone to get stuck and support - if people pledge, however big or small, then our project will be a success... we need you to light us up again!
Truro U13 in 2014