Flood Relief and Advice

The England and Wales Cricket Trust Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the England and Wales Cricket Board, made a relief fund available for those cricket clubs affected by the 2007 flooding and has released information on how to apply for that funding below.

At present there is £250,000 allocated to support ECB-affiliated clubs who have been affected and the ECB is lobbying for more support and match funding.

The funding is limited to a maximum of £5,000 per club, but the EWCT reserves the right to award up to £10,000 in extreme cases.

The relief fund is set to support start-up projects and is designed to maximise the prospect of cricket returning to the club site in terms of access and the field of play.

For full details of the ECB Media Release announcing the flood relief click here

Post-flood advice for cricket facilities

The information below may be useful for clubs dealing with problems caused by flooding, such as many experienced in summer 2007.

Non-turf facilities

Notts Sports Ltd have produced the document below, which may be helpful to clubs when discussing site issues involving non-turf facilities:

Post-flood advice for non-turf cricket facilities (1.0 MB)

Sediment

Cranfield Centre for Sports Surfaces have put an Advice sheet online as a PDF which provides some information for groundstaff / clubs etc on how to handle sediment:

Click here to download from www.cranfield.ac.uk

Public Health Implications

The Health Protection Agency has produced a document detailing the Public Health Implications of Flooding of Sports Playing Fields, which can be downloaded below:

Public Health Implications of Flooding of Sports Playing Fields (28 KB)