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We need help! The Roller has died :-)

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We need help! The Roller has died :-)

We need help! The Roller has died :-)

Newent Cricket Club By Newent Cricket Club

We need to fund new piece of machinery for the Cricket Club - a new Roller

Forest of Dean District Idea stage

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Newent Cricket Club is a thriving club situated between Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. We boast excellent playing facilities and a great social, family friendly atmosphere. We currently have 5 teams - two Mens Senior Teams, one Ladies Team and 3 Junior Teams - All Stars, U11s and U15s. The Mens 1st Team were promoted to Division 3 last year and have won all their games so far this season. BUT...!! Our trusty, very old Roller (used to roll flat the wicket) has died and gone to machinery heaven. The cost for a new one (approx. £10,000) far exceeds the funds we currently have. SO... We need your help! PLEASE, if you are able and willing, could you donate to our Crowdfunding campaign to raise the £10,000 we need for a new roller that will see us into the next decade and beyond. We thank you all in advance.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy a new Roller for the Club
  • Keep the pitch in top class condition for top class cricket
  • Maintain and care for the new Roller - servicing and protecting

Why it's a great idea:

In order for a cricket wicket to be at its best condition - flat, hard and ready for batters and bowlers to play their best game, the ground needs to be rolled frequently with a heavy roller. At present, as our old roller has died, we are using an ancient manual roller, needing 4 or 5 people to move it up and down! The new mechanical Roller will mean only one person is needed to operate it and will leave a MUCH better finish on the pitch. This will benefit all 5 teams who use the two pitches at our grounds - The Three Ashes.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy the new machinery needed (Roller & Tractor)
  • Improve the quality of the grounds as a whole, attracting more spectators
  • Better playing and training grounds

We thank you for any help and support you can offer us.

Location Forest of Dean District

About the space

Newent Cricket Club


Forest of Dean District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,066

Roller & Tractor - £10,000 (90%)
Other - £1,066 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Roller & Tractor
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £11,066

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