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9th February 2017
The 2017 NatWest CricketForce is only 50 days away!
If you haven't registered for this year's NatWest CricketForce, don't panic - but be quick.
To register and get access to fantastic offers such as the Jewson Privilege Account scheme below, click here.
How would you like to have £250 pounds to spend at Jewson?
In partnership with the ECB, Jewson are once again offering clubs the opportunity to collect a bonus £200* credit just for setting up a Jewson Privilege Account with an initial deposit of £50.
All you have to do is...
- Apply for your Jewson Privilege Account via your club’s NatWest CricketForce registration page here**
- Deposit £50 into your club's account
- Receive your bonus £200* courtesy of the ECB - no strings attached!
- Get spending on improvements to your club and take advantage of the preferential rates offered to cricket clubs
For further information on the Jewson Privilege Account Scheme please download and read their Guidance Notes.
* Available to the first 1500 clubs that register only
** If you'd like to know who setup your club's page, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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28/29 March 2015
ECB Press Release
New electronic scoreboards at Grampound Road and Pencarrow .
Over 2000 cricket clubs registered to take part in the annual three-day event, which will see their facilities rejuvenated and prepared ahead of the new season.
Entering its 14th year, tens of thousands of players, members and volunteers will come together to help give back to clubs across England and Wales during the weekend. Club projects range from simple paint jobs and sight-screen cleaning to brand new changing rooms, function rooms and new pavilions Clubs can sign up and get further information about NatWest CricketForce at www.ecb.co.uk/nwcf. As part of NatWest CricketForce the ECB has been able to support two Cornish clubs with brand new digital scoreboards for the upcoming season. The backing has come from the ECB’s Association of Cricket Official’s (ECB ACO) who represent Scorers and Umpires.
Both Grampound Road CC and Pencarrow CC, based in Cornwall, had been actively fundraising with the ECB ACO supporting them in upgrading to a fifteen digit scoreboard. ECB ACO Members will also support Bovey Tracey CC (Devon), Handsworth Cricket Club (West Midlands) and Newent Cricket Club (Gloucestershire) who have all had ongoing projects related to scorers and officials.
Pencarrow Cricket Club
is a history rich community club working towards a sustainable future recognising a need to grow and develop in order to compete with larger surrounding clubs. In previous years, Pencarrow have seen club house renovations, the creation of a patio area, improvements to the outfield and wicket and, this year, an installation of a new electronic scoreboard, supported by NWCF and ECB ACO. 1st XI Skipper Oliver Sleeman said "This is such a timely addition given our recent successes. Our existing scoreboard setup is out of the Ark - very dated, tired and no longer adequate. In partnership with NatWest CricketForce, Pencarrow Cricket Club has been able to significantly improve the scorer’s facilities and in turn further increase the appeal of the club". Pencarrow CC aims to erect the scoreboard and complete many other jobs around the ground on Saturday 28th March.
Grampound Road Cricket Club
Grampound Road CC is thriving club in a small village in the centre of Cornwall, close to both Truro and St. Austell. In the early days, Grampound Road’s two sides played on the local village playing field. The playing field was at maximum capacity with two teams, growth to a third eleven couldn’t be accommodated. In 2014, after consultation with the local council, a new the pavilion was built and formally opened by patron Sir Tim Rice during a match against the MCC. The pavilion has become the focal point of the village, and enabled the club to grow to four senior teams, a women and girls’ team and one or two sides at varying age groups. Project lead David Dane said: “We are thrilled to have been presented with a new digital scoreboard in conjunction with the NatWest CricketForce. This will be used on our second ground and will be particularly warmly received by the scorers (and players) of our 3rd and 4th elevens, our youth teams and our ladies who use the ground. We have always supported the NatWest CricketForce but the presentation of this scoreboard, the attendance of ECB ACO members; will give us all a huge boost. We look forward to it very much.”
NatWest have been the lead supporter of CricketForce since 2005, providing staff and resource at clubs nationwide across the weekend. Mike Gatting, ECB Cricket Partnership Ambassador, said: “Year-on-year NatWest CricketForce continues to inspire and grow - we’re hoping for a record-breaking year. All clubs can benefit from a range of discounts on equipment through ECB partnerships with suppliers. “The initiative is a proven way to attract new members and engage with the wider local community and businesses. Cricket clubs are the essence of our great sport and it’s vital we rally to support them.”
Lee Bailey, NatWest sponsorship manager, added: “NatWest CricketForce is a fantastic initiative that we are extremely proud of. It helps us connect our branches with the communities in which they are based and demonstrates our contribution to developing cricket in this country. “I can’t wait to see some of the work that comes out of the weekend, not only from the hundreds of volunteers, players and community members but also from the NatWest staff who will be rolling up their sleeves to help out.
“One of the great things about NatWest CricketForce is that you can see the benefits happening in front of your very eyes, so with all the superb support and commitment devoted to the initiative we can create a lasting cricket legacy.”
Into the future with Natwest Cricket Force
Pencarrow Cricket Club is undertaking another big project for Natwest Cricket Force 2015. Previous years have seen club house renovations, the creation of a patio area, improvements to the outfield and wicket and this year we're very excited to install a new electronic scoreboard with the support of the ECB.
1st XI Skipper Oliver Sleeman said "This is such a timely addition given our recent successes. Our existing scoreboard setup is out of the Ark...very dated, tired no longer adequate. In partnership with Natwest Cricket Force, Pencarrow Cricket Club has been able to make significant improvements, further increasing the appeal of the club".
PencarrowCC is a community club working towards a sustainable future. It has a lot of history, something we are very proud of, but we also recognise a need to develop and grow to compete with the larger surrounding clubs. Over the last 4 years we have achieved a number of milestones, which have included improving the ground, gaining multiple promotions and now we focus on introducing a 2nd team.
NWCF 2015 helps Pencarrow make further advances and marks the start of the summer campaign. It encourages cricket supporters, their friends and families to give back to their local cricket club by volunteering to undertake renovation work in club houses and grounds, typically over a specific weekend before the season starts. Pencarrow CC will be holding their Natwest Cricket Force day on Saturday 28th March starting from 10am at the PCG. There will be lots of jobs to complete around the ground and we may even be offering up a hearty stew to volunteers on the day.
We look forward to welcoming the ECB on the day and also extend our thanks to Jan the Battery Man, ABRW Associates Limited, the Cornwall Shed Company and kind supporters who have made this project possible.
Natwest Cricket Force is an England and Wales Cricket Board volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating cricket facilities throughout England and Wales.