Fund-raisers celebrate as Dorridge Cricket Club reaches goal - The Solihull Observer

Fund-raisers celebrate as Dorridge Cricket Club reaches goal

Solihull Editorial 15th Dec, 2022   0

A CRICKET club in Dorridge have reached their fund-raising target for their new clubhouse.

Dorridge Cricket Club hold games every week, and have four Saturday league teams, a senior women team and 28 Junior girls’ and boys’ teams.

The club have reached their initial target of £20,000, but still need another £72,000 to complete the project.

Fiona Mullins, who’s children play at the club said: “Thank you so much for all the donations to this crowdfunding project.

“We are delighted to report that we hit the target and have received £6,000 from Sport England.

“We are some way off the total needed for the external build and internal fit out of the new clubhouse but this is a big step in the right direction. So thank you very much.

“There are still some fantastic rewards available and the crowdfunding page will remain open for a while longer.”

Meriden MP Saqib Bhatti MBE recently visited the new ground.

He said: “Helping the local community get involved in sport is so important, especially after the pandemic when many people were unable to exercise which had a huge impact on mental health.

“These new facilities will not only benefit those who play cricket, but they will also be used for school competitions and festivals which will benefit the whole community”

Andy Wyles, Participation & Growth Manager at Warwickshire Cricket Board said: “We at WCB are happy to support this project.

“We have worked with the Club over the last five years as they have developed their plans for the second ground.

“We have come to understand how this will help with the growth of the game, not just at Dorridge but the wider community.

“It is a truly exciting opportunity for everyone involved in cricket to grow the game, especially the Women and Girls’ game which will be the primary benefactor of this excellent project.”


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