Over the next five years, Southwell Cricket Club has ambitious development plans requiring investment from a mixture of fund raising, donations and sponsorship.

The Club has provided the local community a with a high-quality cricket facility for many years and currently fields three senior teams alongside a growing youth section, which provides the opportunity for our youngsters to develop into the game from an early age.

However, for the club to prosper, attract new players and engage with the next generation, five areas have been identified where support from external funding is required:

  • Improving and extending the coaching facilities for junior and senior players
  • Enhancing the pavilion to better accommodate visitors and players
  • Continuous maintenance of the already fantastic Top Ground
  • Investment in technology, such as an electronic scoreboard
  • Ongoing provision of kit and equipment

A total of around £20,000 is needed to fulfil the present goals.

The Club is very grateful for the regular support already provided from local businesses and individuals. However, to achieve the Club's new ambitions, additional help is required.

In return, there are opportunities for regular publicity alongside the positive benefits of an organisation undertaking a social responsibility to their local community and promoting sport to our youngsters.

Present opportunities include kit and equipment sponsorship (including the addition of an electronic scoreboard), sponsoring the annual Sportsman's Dinner at Trent Bridge, funding equipment for youth development and ground maintenance as well as regular Match Ball sponsorship.

If your business is interested in supporting cricket in Southwell and would like to engage with the longer-term Club strategy, please contact Mike Fryer (07970 649091) or any committee member. More details can be found on the website www.southwellcc.co.uk

Cricket Club reduces Pint Consumption thanks to NTU!

When initially told there was an opportunity to reduce the number of pints consumed at Southwell Cricket Club, most members were not too happy. However, it was not the bar takings that were going to suffer, but the environment that was to gain!

Following a visit to an open day at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Brackenhurst Campus about saving water, one of the cricket club members approached the university about a potential project to reduce the amount of water consumed during irrigation of the cricket ground. The club had already identified a drip-fed-pipe system to replace the existing hose and sprinkler set up, but the funds did not exist to make the investment.

NTU were extremely quick to respond by appointing Kieran Duffy from their Estates Department (pictured with club chairman, Chris Miller) to work with the Club on a feasibility study. Before long Kieran had calculated there was a potential saving of over 55 cubic meters per year to be gained by switching systems. The return on investment was such that NTU then agreed to fund the investment and the system is now ready for use this summer. 

Southwell Cricket Club would like to thank NTU once again for their ongoing general support and proactive collaboration. This latest project follows NTU funding for installation of new outdoor nets, extension of the lease and improvements to the ground drainage planned for later this year.

Published May 2019