10th 2014 to Friday July 11th 2014
group of cricketers from Harold Wood Cricket Club based in Harold Wood Park,
Gubbins Lane, Essex are aiming to play cricket for 24-hours non-stop to earn
much-needed donations to help build new practice nets for the club.
club is an integral part of the community and offers coaching to a huge amount
of people. The club has many sides, which play and train in the park and would
make great use of new facilities. Teams include:
Youth Academy boys under 8 - under 21
Youth Academy girls under 8 – under 21
Learning and Physical disabilities – Under 8 to Adult
club plays cricket in the Shepherd Neame Essex League with their 1st
XI earning promotion to the Premier Division for the 2014 season for the very
club is in desperate need of updating their practice facilities to go alongside
the wonderful pavilion, which now stands in the park.
Wood Cricket Club chairman Tom Clarke – “The new nets will cost upwards of
£30,000 to put in place, and while there are grants available to help fund
projects of this kind the club needs to raise some of this cost ourselves. The
chance to be able to offer top-class nets to go along with the top-class
cricket, which takes place in the park already is something that the club and
community as a whole would benefit from. The group who are taking on the
challenge, which includes myself, will have a huge challenge ahead of them, but
it shows what people are willing to do for this much-loved club.”
club’s project has received letters of support from Essex County Cricket Club,
Havering Council, Friends of Harold Wood Park and Harold Wood Sports
The 24-hour net is due to
start on Thursday July 10th 2014 at 8pm and the group of 12 will
take it in turn to bat throughout the full day bowling at each other in shifts.
The challenge will end on Friday July 11th at 8pm, where there will
be plenty of activities for supporters to do that evening to continue the
fundraising and celebrate the achievement.
Please contact Tom via email for details of how to sponsor firstname.lastname@example.org