Just under 2,200 clubs and thousands of cricket volunteers have already signed up for this year’s NatWest CricketForce, edging it closer to being the largest weekend in the history of the event.
There will be four flagship activities running across the April weekend:
Friday 31 March – Streatham & Marlborough CC, South London
Based on the Dulwich estate in South London, Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club aim to make their ground a warm and welcoming environment for all players by painting the pavilion, renovating the bar, and improving disabled access to the site.
Pinner CC, Middlesex
Over 70 ECB and Middlesex staff will be joining forces with club members to give the club a much-needed facelift by painting both the inside and outside of the pavilion as well as a range of other ground improvement projects.
Saturday 1 April – Copdock CC, Suffolk
Currently in the final stages of building a new pavilion part-funded by ECB, activity at the club will include painting and renovating the scoreboard, laying a new pavilion, and replacing fencing.
Sunday 2 April – Denby CC, Derbyshire
This thriving community club will use NatWest CricketForce to redevelop part of their existing pavilion into a new changing room for their successful women’s team. In addition they also plan to finish building a new scoreboard and replace fencing around their pitch.
Jewson will be supporting all four clubs as ‘The Primary Official Supporter’ of NatWest CricketForce.
Since its launch in 2001, NatWest Cricketforce has grown into one of the largest sports volunteering initiatives in the country. It offers an opportunity for clubs to engage members who don’t usually get involved and also to attract new members. The programme has previously won a Sport Industry award for its work encouraging clubs to engage with local communities.
There's still time for your club to get involved in this year's NatWest CricketForce. Visit our dedicated page to sign up before 24 March and ensure your club is ready for the season ahead.