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ECB press release

Clevedon Cricket Club receive Grant Award from the England and Wales Cricket Board


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) partnered by Sport England has made a grant award of £29,000 towards the cost of a three bay synthetic practice area at Clevedon Cricket Club which will give the Club’s coaching programme a boost.  The total project cost was £47,000. 


The ECB’s grant aid programme aims to finance capital projects to improve facilities which contribute to sustaining and increasing participation.  Clevedon Cricket club was identified by the Somerset Cricket Board and the ECB as a club of strategic importance in the general development of the game.


The Club’s Chairman, Paul Jenkins, said: “We were thrilled when we were awarded the grant because we urgently needed to up-grade our practice facilities and the three bay non turf practice area will provide more match play opportunities in addition to the coaching benefits.”


“The new practice area has been sited outside of the actual match playing area which will enable us to stage matches when the practice area and nets are in use at the same time.” 


“This season we shall be able to introduce a much more structured coaching programme through our own ECB qualified coaches and all age groups will benefit.  The non turf pitches are high quality and to ECB specifications.  Importantly, they provide the safe environment which is so important in the development of the young cricketers.”


“In recent times the Club has made good progress as we have achieved ECB Clubmark and Focus Club status and we are also a ‘Chance to Shine’ Club and through this scheme we provide coaching and play opportunities in five local primary schools and secondary schools.  This gives us the opportunity to increase the number of youngsters at the Club.”


“We have two senior Saturday league sides and last year our First XI gained promotion to the West England Premier League.  We have a thriving junior section with over 90 young cricketers.  We also have a Sunday league side which plays in the North Somerset Development League aimed at promoting U18’s into league cricket.  We also help to organise the very popular Clevedon Community League.  This is a locally based eight team T20 league made up of other sporting clubs and businesses from around the town which enables non-league cricketers to enjoy cricket without having to commit times and resources to a formal league structure.   As a community club we have good attendance at all of our home Sunday fixtures.  The Club also stages age group matches for the Somerset Cricket Board and Somerset over 50’s and 60’s also play at the ground.”


“It is pleasing to us that the ECB have recognised all the work we do in the general development of the game and we are very grateful to the England and Wales Cricket Board and Sport England for the generous financial support.  We also acknowledge the donation by the Lord’s Taverners (£3,500) and we are also grateful to Bristol Water for their support and also to the Club President, Mike Cahill, who has been dedicated to the project.  We regard the grants as an investment in cricket at the Club in the future and we also believe that the local community will benefit in the long term.”


Sport England’s Director of Property, Charles Johnston, said “These new non turf pitches at Clevedon Cricket Club will give plenty of cricket opportunities for all age groups, seniors and juniors, to play cricket.   We are confident that ECB’s strategic approach to investing in high quality, sustainable facilities will help cricket to attract and retain many new participants and create more opportunities to develop sporting talent.”



ECB’s National Funding and Facilities Manager, Bruce Cruse, said “The England and Wales Cricket Board is pleased to invest in this worthy project and to give a boost to grass roots facility development.  It has been planned to put new impetus into the playing future of the local community and I am confident that as the investment matures cricket locally will go from strength to strength.”


For further information from Clevedon Cricket Club, contact Paul Jenkins on 07789 941861.


For information about Grant Aid and Funding contact Mike Turner, MBE (ECB) on 0116 283 1615.

Back to back promotion!

Letter from the Chairman!

So here we are, 2015! A year that sees Clevedon cricket club play in the top tier of club cricket. The achievement of club captain, John Bachelor and club coach, Piers McBride, is not to be underestimated. What our first team have achieved over the last five years is phenomenal. From also rans,  in the Bristol and Somerset league to the West of England Premier league, is a journey that has taken blood sweat and tears (literally). We wish them all the very best of luck for the season.

After two years of frustration, hardwork, heart ache, not to mention time, we finally have our new nets. I would like to thank Mike Cahill for all his work in fulfilling this dream. We now have the very best of training facilities around for many years to come, they will enable our coaching staff to deliver top quality training to our members, young and old. 
You may have read recently, or indeed taken part in, the national cricket survey? This survey was undertaken by the ECB to gauge the feelings of players as to what they want from the sport of cricket. It covered travelling, over rates, time and many other aspects of why we play. The results were a real eye opener for the games guardians. The basic results were that the travelling and length of games were the biggest reason for players leaving the game. In order for the game to stop the exodus of players away from the game there needs to be a line drawn in the sand, locally this line has been drawn. From the 2016 season there is to be a re-draw of the league structure? All the leagues apart from the Premier league is to based on regional presence, so the days of travelling to Frome in a North Somerset fixture on a Sunday are behind us? Our Sunday X1 are to to be be the first to benefit from this new approach for this year as we have joined a number of local clubs where the furthest North we travel is Long Ashton and South to WsM. 
This year more than ever we need your help. Sponsorship of matches, match balls, advertising of local companies raises significant funds for the club, without this essential revenue stream we simply can't fullfill all our commitments. So if you or the business you work for would like to sponsor a league match ball for £35 or a banner at the club promoting your business for £300 for the season along with regular promotions via the clubs Facebook or Twitter then please don't hesitate to let me know.
I look forward to seeing you all over the summer!
Best regards
Paul jenkins
Clevedon CC

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