See photos from our Caribbean Festival
The Covid Year of 2020 was tough for all of us; disrupting lives and livelihoods. The timing could not have been worse for East Bergholt Cricket Club. 2019 was the greatest year in the club's history; we were promoted to Division One for the very first time and our second team won our first ever championship. Momentum was with us and expensive preparations were made for an exciting season. Sadly, the Two Counties Championship season was not cancelled until very late so we incurred most of the costs of preparation but no income. We lost nearly £10,000 during 2020 and now we doing everything we can to raise funds to fill that hole and come out stronger.
In the New Year, we plan to begin a crowd-funding matching programme. This means if we can raise £14,000 ourselves then we receive a contribution of £6,000 from Sport England to make £20,000. We must do this in an 8-week period and have 100 donors so please help in any way you can. We are setting up a number of rewards to thank you for your donation which are pretty generous if you can commit now.
We could not have done it without all your support.
Sir Garfield Sobers, the greatest all-rounder of all time, wishing East Bergholt Cricket Club well on their endeavours during a dinner with EBCC Chariman in Barbados.
We will revitalize and introduce a new cricket academy recruiting, coaching and arranging matches for between 100 and 200 boys and girls aged 5 to 16 within a safe environment with qualified staff.
We will recruit the expertise, resources and equipment to maintain and develop the club’s cricket facilities, notably the playing area (wicket) for both senior and junior cricket and investment in netting facilities for coaching.
We will generate seed capital to enable the club to attract more people to engage in sport by organising events within the community and help reduce the impact of the £10,000 loss last year.
Get up to 50% more when you buy Bar Credit in advance via our Crowdfunding Programme
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Only 5 available with 35% extra credit
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Book two tickets in advance for the August Bank Holiday weekend worth £30 each (including 4-course meal + entertainment) and receive a Free full bottle of champagne.
Book a Table of 8 at £240 for the August Bank Holiday Festival with 4-course meal + entertainment and receive Free champagne, wine and pimms.
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