If you shop at Tesco in Evesham or Bishop’s Cleeve this weekend, please remember to ask at the checkout for a little blue token.
You can use it to vote for our nets renovation project at the special ballot boxes in the supermarket. Use the one marked Bredon Cricket Club!
There are two other worthwhile projects vying for funding, but we really want to win the £5,000 top award (we are at least guaranteed a £1,000 grant).
Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme makes awards to community projects through money raised from the 5p bag levy.
There is a new entrance to Bredon Cricket Club’s car park.
The usual double-gate entry is closed because of severe wear-and-tear damage to the driveway surface.
A new entrance has been created through the single gate at the far corner of the car park.
Please take care arriving and leaving while people get used to the new arrangement.
CricketForce Day 2017 is approaching fast, and we need volunteers to help get Bredon Cricket Club in tip-top shape for the new season.
Please download the poster above by clicking here. Display it where you have permission and encourage people to come along to Hill Close on Sunday, April 2, for our big ECB-backed tidy-up.
CricketForce Day encourages both club members and the local community to get together for a few hours to prepare everything for the start of play on April 22.
Martyn Draper will again be organising things, so ask for him when you arrive at Hill Close.
Tea, coffee and bacon butties will be provided for volunteers.
Please help us spread the word about our cheese and wine season curtain-raiser on Saturday, April 8. Display this poster where you have permission to do so.
Download it here
Work is due to start on a revamp of the club’s practice nets on Monday, April 10.
The project should be completed and the nets back in action within five days.
The work, costing several thousand pounds, is being funded by an ECB loan (and is subject to the money coming through on time).
The club are currently applying for grants to cover the loan.
We have already been allocated at least £1,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.
That sum could rise to £5,000 if the club polls the most votes in the supermarket’s shoppers’ ballot.
Refurbished practice nets, and a coach to help improve performances on the pitch, were the two priorities identified at a players’ meeting in January.
The club are delighted to deliver on both before the start of the 2017 season.