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raised of £3,000 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £735 to Sports club's flood recovery

    Funded on Friday, 12th June 2020

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    Following 4 years of hard work recovering from the devastating floods on Boxing Day 2015 our club was breached again as storm Ciara caused the River Aire to break it's banks and cover our site.

    Unable to insure our facilities against flooding following the events of 2015 we are seeking help to re-build the club once more. Furthermore the reported '1 in 100 years' chance of flooding that occurred in 2015 is clearly no longer the case. As we brace ourselves for further flood warnings with the impending storm Dennis due this weekend we'll be using funds to establish more rigorous flood defences to try and future proof our club.

    Extensive damage has been caused to our club steward's flat with furniture and bedding destroyed whilst sodden carpets have been torn out. He has been forced out of his accommodation as we try to dry things out. Whilst we managed to move some equipment to higher ground we've lost some machinery and junior cricket equipment. We need professional cleaning of our showers and changing rooms whilst we await test on our cricket square for levels of silt and pollutants left by the water.

    We are a community cricket club set in picturesque surroundings in the village of Esholt. A village made famous as the original set for popular ITV soap Emmerdale. We offer cricket for all ages and abilities in our local area, focusing on enjoyment of the sport and breaking down barriers to the game such as inflated fees and the need for expensive equipment. Our junior section has particularly benefited from this ethos and has flourished over the last couple of years. We run 3 senior cricket teams and 2 junior teams whilst we also have a football field on site used by 3 local sides that also.

    We'd like to offer our supporters something back for their help so if you can donate £15 or £20 pounds you'll get the following:-

    £15 - club social membership. Social membership entitles you to a 10% discount on all bar purchases and the opportunity to hire our clubhouse fore private functions free of charge.

    £20 - match ball sponsorship. You or your company will be featured on our website in our clubhouse and on our social media channels as you sponsor a match ball for a game during the 2020 season. You're also welcome to come and enjoy your match ball week at our home fixture with a complimentary cricket tea.

    Simply contact us on following your donation or leave an email address so we can get in touch.

    There's more information about our club on our website



    • Martin Wildsmith5 months ago
      Martin Wildsmith

      Martin Wildsmith

      5 months ago

      A massive thank you to everyone who's helped since the initial flooding at the hands of storm Ciara. We've been on the brink of flooding again a further 3 times since and very narrowly escaped a repeat. We're seeking help from the YCB and Sport England whilst hoping some government funding will allow us to install flood defenses in coming months. Clearly the one in a hundred year chance of the 2015 floods is no longer the case and the chances of us flooding again in future years is increasing. We'll do all we can to limit any future damage

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    • Phil Hanson

      Phil Hanson

      Mar 3, 2020

      Good luck for the weather holding for the next 12 months. UTT


    • Don & Sue Oliver

      Don & Sue Oliver

      Mar 2, 2020

      Hope this helps


    • Anonymous


      Feb 25, 2020


    • Keith Roberts

      Keith Roberts

      Feb 23, 2020

      Only a modest donation I'm afraid from an exiled Yorkshireman. I do hope that the recovery goes well and that you are able to play on the pitch again this year.


    • Alison Crosby

      Alison Crosby

      Feb 22, 2020

      Good luck with getting things sorted again!! Let’s hope no more flooding!Alison, Steven and Seth Crosby 🏏


    • Anonymous


      Feb 22, 2020

      Bernie’s contribution 👍


    • Chris O

      Chris O

      Feb 19, 2020



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