close search

Junior Cricket Training Ground

Funded on Spacehive 28 November 2019 Delivered 15 May 2021

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Junior Cricket Training Ground

Junior Cricket Training Ground

East Bierley cricket Club By East Bierley cricket Club

To provide all weather cricket practice strips for 5 to 17 year olds at a village cricket club.

East Bierley Delivery stage

funded icon
This project was funded on 28 Nov 2019!

Two fixed net frames and nets are in place at East Bierley. These are used by the juniors and their coaches at their weekly coaching sessions. However the grass strips have been built on a rubble strewn area making it unsafe especially for young children. The junior committee, mostly parents, are looking to replace the surface with proper all weather matting cricket strips.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide two all weather strips for use of the junior cricketers.
  • Enhance the provision of good safe coaching for juniors
  • Open the sport to more girls and boys in the local area

Why it's a great idea:

The provision of junior cricket at East Bierley has blossomed in the past three years. Junior practice night takes place on Monday nights during the summer. In 2019 there have been 40 to 50 girls and boys turning up to play cricket, have fun, develop team spirit and a sense of community and social awareness. They also make friends across the wide age range represented. The whole cricket field is put to use for this, but the junior nets are used for the more serious youngsters who can be coached without any risk to other players. The coaches are aware however that the present surface is very uneven and could cause balls to bounce in unpreditable and possibly dangerous ways. The weather this year has caused several nights to be cancelled, or made the present nets unsafe for them to use. All weather strips will make the area safe, provide continued coaching when the ground is wet and make the facility available to a wider range of ages.

Steps to get it done:

  • To provide the all weather strips during the closed season ready for use in April 2020

Three or four years ago only a small number of chilren would enroll for junior cricket. The numbers have grown dramatically since then. enough to provide under 9, Under 11 and under 15 teams. These are all mixed boys and girls teams. It is expected that next year we will have an all girls team in addition to the present ones. This puts pressure on the facilities and the coaches who wish to give the best experience possible. By continuing to improve the facilities the club can attract more coaches and youngsters to participate in a healthy outdoor activity.


Location East Bierley

About the space

EBCC is based in the village of East Bierley. A small award winning village near Bradford in West Yorkshire


Kirklees Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,453

Supply and fix outdoor matting - £5,000 (92%)
Stablise with hardcore and roll - £100 (2%)
Other - £353 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Supply and fix outdoor matting
Stablise with hardcore and roll
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • To maintain the present cage and netting. Purchase junior cricket equipment.

Total £5,453

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer