Effingham Cricket Club: COVID-19 Appeal
Effingham Cricket Club, like many other sports clubs around the country, is facing difficult and uncertain times. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cricket is currently not permitted by the ECB and the club must remain closed under the official government guidelines. These policies are likely to be in place for the foreseeable future.
Each year, the club relies on certain income such as membership subscriptions, social events, and match fees in order to meet the costs it incurs to staying running. The clubs ability to pay these costs is largely dependent on the club and its facilities being used during the summer months and, at this time, it remains impossible to say if we will play any cricket at all this summer.
We must all remain hopeful that cricket will resume soon, however, as a club, we must plan for the worst and be prepared for it. With that in mind, we estimate that the clubs unavoidable expenditure may reach as much as £15,000 between now and April 2021. It is our utmost priority for the club to be in the same place or stronger financially and in terms of the state of our facilities this time next year.
Therefore, we are starting a fundraising effort with the aim of raising the £15,000 we need to continue to operate in 2021. Please consider donating what would have been all or part of your 2020 membership through Just Giving.
We fully appreciate these are extremely difficult times for everyone, but Effingham Cricket Club is an important community centre offering a unique facility for junior and senior members alike on Effingham Common. Please donate anything you can.
We are very grateful for your kind donations, all of which will go towards the upkeep of the club during this difficult time.
We look forward to seeing you all soon
ECC Coronavirus Statement
We wanted to provide an update on the forthcoming season and the impact that Covid-19 may have on it.
Naturally, the first thoughts in our minds at this troubling time are with you, your loved ones and wider communities.
In terms of the cricket community, Covid-19 has already affected our season: the indefinite closure of Feltonfleet School has brought an end to our Winter Training programme. We anticipate that outdoor training and our playing season are also likely to be impacted.
As you will appreciate, this is an evolving situation and we will keep you informed on the website, by email and over the Club’s WhatsApp group about arrangements going forward.
In terms of next steps, it seems plain that Cricket Force will not be able to take place this year in the usual fashion. However, there remain a number of critical tasks which must be completed even with a delayed start to the season. Please keep an eye on emails in the coming days as we are proposing to break down these tasks within the membership so they can be completed in far smaller groups than normal and in a way consistent with Government advice.
Information and guidance is being made available by both the Government and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Today we received an email from the ECB which can be found in full here (http://www.surreycricketfoundation.org/news/coronavirus-planning-29711/) but we’d like to draw particularly on this paragraph:
“Sport plays a vital role in wellbeing, both physically and mentally. One of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities – particularly at junior levels. Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.”
In that spirit, we’d like to remind members that in team mates you have true friends who can be relied upon in trying circumstances – let’s make sure we work together to get through this period.
In such uncertain times it’s hard to predict how this season is going to pan out, but please be assured we will be working hard with all parties to ensure we keep the Cricket Club in the best possible position to continue activities whenever that may be possible.
Stay safe and look forward to seeing you all at the club later this year. Don’t be a stranger.
Welcome to Effingham Cricket Club
Effingham is a wonderful family cricket club for both senior and junior cricketers in the Borough of Guildford in Surrey. The Cricket Ground lies at the edge of Effingham Common and was originally known as The Calburn Cricket Field. The site was given to the Parish Council by the Lord of the Manor, Mr Calburn and has existed since 1853.
Known as “The Ships”, the club runs two adult teams in the Fullers Brewery Surrey Cricket League, and a Sunday XI in the Village Cricket League. Our Youth Development Programme has cricketers as young as 5 years old, and junior teams play in the West Surrey Youth Cricket League.
Club Sponsors – Mundays LLP
We are delighted to announce a new three-year sponsorship deal with Mundays LLP! Mundays will be our title sponsors and their name will appear around the ground and on our new playing shirts.
Our warmest thanks are extended to Mundays for their interest and supporting our club.
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Sponsor Effingham Cricket Club
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available for any individual or organisation wishing to help support a growing club. Any financial support we receive is invested into improving the club facilities and enhancing the long term plans we have for leaving a lasting legacy of cricket in Effingham for future generations. Please contact us if you, or your employer, would be interested in helping us.
England & Wales Cricket Trust
Small Grant Scheme 2017
Our sincere thanks go to the EWCT for awarding Effingham CC an incredible £3,000 grant as part of their small grant scheme 2017. The scheme is designed to help clubs make small changes to improve their long-term sustainability and/or to increase the number of games played during the season.
At Effingham, we put the funds alongside a club contribution of £1,400 to acquire new mobile covers. This essential equipment directly contributed to improved playing conditions in 12 fixtures and ensured that 5 matches were actually played that would otherwise have been cancelled.