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ECB grant success for Uley Cricket Club

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The committee at Uley cricket club are delighted to announce that they have secured a grant of £3,888 to purchase cricket covers under the ECB’s small grant scheme. The scheme aims to support the ECB’s national programmes – Get the Game On, All Stars Cricket, Women’s Cricket and U19 T20.

The ECB funding has been supplemented by £6, 000 from the Gloucestershire Cricket Board to ensure more clubs could benefit from the scheme.

The covers for the cricket square will help the club complete more fixtures, during the 2017 season many games were lost to the weather but with covers for the wickets more of the games could have taken place, with more games being played it will help with income from match subs and keep people engaged in the game.

The successful application for the grant was supported by the clubs huge success in 2017 with the All Stars Cricket programme, the club held an 8 week programme at the clubs ground in Shadwell and over 30 children took part. The club are running another All Stars Cricket programme in 2018 with the aim of attracting more families and young cricketers to the club.

Pierre Bell, the clubs first team captain lead the grant application and received the news from the GCB this week, Pierre has already secured a supplier for the covers which will be in use for the 2018 season.

The grant application for the covers is part of an ongoing programme being driven by the committee to improve the facilities at the club. A bit part of that programme this year is to also improve the net facility at the cricket ground.

If you are interested in playing for the club or have a budding young cricketer in the family please contact Sean Sage at seansage@outlook.com

Record number of clubs receive ECB Small Grants

A record 30 Gloucestershire clubs have benefited through this year’s ECB Small Grant Scheme.

£90, 000 – more money than ever before – has been allocated to projects supporting at least one of the ECB’s four main national programmes – All Stars Cricket, U19 T20, Get The Game On and developing women’s cricket.

The ECB funding has been supplemented by £6, 000 from the Gloucestershire Cricket Board to ensure more clubs could benefit from the scheme.

The grants awarded range from £1,455 for Westbury-On-Severn to £4, 000 for Birdlip & Brimpsfield, Cinderford St John,  Dymock, Winterbourne, Twyford House and Frenchay CCs. For details of all the clubs who have been successful this year see the table below.

This year the GCB received grant requests from 47 clubs totalling £137, 102. Unfortunately this meant that the clubs who received Small Grants in 2017 missed out in 2018.

GCB chief executive Steve Silk said: “

We are delighted that the increased funding has allowed us to support a record number of clubs through the ECB Small Grants Scheme. We look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition.“We would like to have been able to fund all the applications we received but due to reduce the risk of clubs not being able to fulfil their project  if they received significantly less than 90% of the costs,  we made the decision to only support clubs that did not receive Small Grants in 2017.”– Steve Silk

All Stars Cricket

Brendan Hughes and Sean Sage from the club attended a GCB cricket information evening last night at Winget Cricket Club in Gloucester, the purpose of the evening was to discuss the exciting new programme for 5 – 8 year old’s, All Stars Cricket.

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The new ECB programme is to focus on getting 5 – 8 year old’s into cricket and has already generated huge interest nationally and more locally in Gloucestershire. The programme is supported and partially funded by the ECB and is a key priority within Cricket Unleashed which is the ECB’s new national framework to broaden interest in cricket at every level.

All Stars Cricket will give children opportunities to develop 9 of the 10 Key Fundamental movement skills in a safe, fun environment. As a dynamic engaging programme, All stars Cricket has a broad appeal to children and their parents.

Full details of the programme are being finalised and will be communicated via the club.

GCB Roadshow and Workshop

The club attended a road show and workshop evening at the county ground in Bristol yesterday which was hosted by Gloucestershire Cricket Board at the County Ground in Bristol.

There were several workshops and a representative from the ECB to talk about how we need to get more people, children and adults playing and supporting their local clubs.

It’s alarming how few people actually play cricket but understandable when you see all the competition from other sports such as football and rugby.

Over the coming weeks and months we will share some of the idea‘s that came from the workshops, but we will also be asking for idea’s from the community to see what you want to see from your local cricket club.

We attended the workshop hosted by John Oates who was great and the focus was on developing your club membership in the community, which will be a focus of the club this year, along with lots of other activities and events.

Thanks to the GCB, ECB and County Ground for an insightful and motivating evening.

Watch this space for ways in which you can support Uley cricket club in 2017!

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