Sunday 14 April 2024
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West Bridgford cricket club seeks funding for new pavilion project

Ellerslie Cricket Club, located at the end of Little Bounds, off Wilford Lane, is a real gem in our community. 

 

It’s a thriving, family-based club, deeply-rooted in the West Bridgford community and enjoys close ties with the County Club at Trent Bridge.

On Sunday the Club had a ‘walking cricket’ open day, which, despite the weather, was huge fun.

Pictured with County Councillor Gordon Wheeler is Bob Garland, who does so much to raise funds, Nisha Parekh (Vice President) and Finlay Traynor one of the leading junior players/coach.

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The Club which celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2023,  operates an inclusive, open-door policy and welcomes girls, boys and senior players of all ages and abilities from 5 to 60 plus.

As part of a continuous improvement programme, the club has worked hard to invest £25,000 over the past two years on a range of ground improvements, the money having been raised through a combination of Local Improvement Scheme Grants from Nottinghamshire County Council, supported by County Councillor Gordon Wheeler.

 

The grants have been match-funded by donations from industrial sponsors, member contributions and fundraising events.

 

For the past two years the club has harboured ambitions for a major pavilion expansion and refurbishment to Sport England and ECB standards, and has prepared architect’s plans.

However, it has so far proved impossible to secure funding for this project, though the club will keep trying.

If there is anyone who might be interested in the pavilion project please contact David on 07702 583 732.

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