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Witham CC wins sportessex Community Club award

Witham Cricket Club has had a fantastic year, not least because it was a national showcase club for NatWest CricketForce 2011 - and has now topped it off with a special award.

The club has won the sportessex Community Club of the Year award.

The ECB believes that the sheer volume of time and effort put in by the club is worthy of recognition. The outcome was a great event that put not only Witham CC on the map but showed the work and support of Essex County Cricket Club and validated the decision of the ECB to show their faith in allowing Witham CC to be the launch club for NatWest CricketForce 2011.

Witham engaged with the Hockey Club, the local community, schools, U3A, other organisations and the local council. They worked with their MP, and many local companies supported in various ways.

The club also worked with the Community Pay Back team & Colchester Institute Construction College who built a score box.

They organised many different fundraising events and managed to get huge in kind donations. The result is a club that is ‘buzzing’ and now contemplating many other projects.

It has also enabled the county to really share with other clubs the success of this venture. Working with the community and as a club enabled the club to get nearly £100,000 worth of work done for an outlay of about £10,000, raised by the club in various fundraising efforts.

More information about the whole project is available on the Witham CC website