Wadworth Cricket Club aim to install a non turf artificial wicket that will increase the participation of cricket and sport and recreation itself in the local community. The installation of the wicket will enable the club to run training sessions more easily and safely at the ground meaning that we can welcome more participants to the club to take part in such sessions. The installation will also enable the club to take part in midweek T20 cricket again providing more opportunities for members of the local community to represent the club and take part in the fantastic sport of cricket. The pitch is very versatile in the fact that it can be used even following inclement weather whereas a normal wicket is damaged by the rain and wet conditions an artificial can be used even within a matter of minutes following rain. Further down the line we also aim to introduce a women's softball cricket team and children's coaching. Both will be made much easier with the installation in place.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The benefits of the installation of an artificial wicket are wide ranging. The main benefit will come from the increased participation in sports, exercise and wellbeing. We will be able to offer more training sessions and opportunities to play and take part in cricket. The participation will also be in a much safer environment due to the nature of the artificial wicket being a much more reliable surface on which to take part in the activities. By its very nature it offers less chance of slips trips or falls and consistent bounce. The installation will also provide us with opportunities for playing more matches with midweek cricket introduced and the scope to introduce a women's softball cricket team and the coaching of children through the ECB all stars programme. An artificial wicket also gives benefits to the environment as this is a permanent playing surface with no maintenance needed at all. No cutting of grass or compaction of the surface which both use fuel and create waste.
Steps to get it done:
Our project has a total cost of £7800 for the installation of the wicket including materials, machinery and labour. The club is committed to raising as much of these funds ourselves as we possibly can through our own projects but we do need help to achieve this.
About the space
Wadworth Cricket Club
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
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