2016 Case Study
58 clubs affiliated to L&RC registered to take part in NatWest CricketForce 2016 with a number taking advantage of the Jewsons Privilege Account scheme which required them to make an initial payment of £50 into a Jewsons account which then had an additional £350 pain in by the ECB. The £500,000 investment meant clubs had £400 available to spend at over 6000 Jewsons stores to help make their NWCF 2016 projects a reality. A number of clubs also took advantage of free skilled labour offered by Construction college students to help make their projects a reality. For further details please click here
Scorers currently share a room with the umpires which leaves the officials short on space and on some occasions they can have an obstructed view of the playing area due to the location of the wicket. Stephenson College students designed and built Kegworth CC a new score hut, with the students coming out to the club and measuring up. The club made lots of visit to college to see how the score hut was coming along. Details of the work carried out can be found in the case study document below:
Newtown Linford CC
Needed a scorers hut which was away from clubhouse if they wanted to gain promotion into Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League Premier division. The scorers usually scored the game from the club house which is not ideal for them as they where constantly getting interrupted by others as well as having their view of the game, at time obscured by spectators. Stephenson College students designed and built Newtown Linford’s a new score hut, with the students coming out to the club and measuring up Details of the work carried out can be found in the case study document below:
Loughborough Outwoods CC
Want to upgrade their 3 XI playing facilities at Nanpantan Sports Ground, to add a paved area outside the pavilion and overlook the 3rd XI pitch. Details of the work carried out can be found in the case study document below:
See what Melton Mowbray Cricket Club did during NatWest Cricket Force weekend.
2015 Case Studies
57 clubs affiliated to L&RC registered to take part in NatWest CricketForce 2015 with a number taking advantage of the Jewsons Privilege Account scheme which required them to make an initial payment of £50 into a Jewsons account which then had an additional £350 pain in by the ECB. The £500,000 investment meant clubs had £400 available to spend at over 6000 Jewsons stores to help make their NWCF 2015 projects a reality. A number of clubs also took advantage of free skilled labour offered by Construction college students to help make their projects a reality. For further details please click here
Hathern Old CC
Hathern Old CC have spent the last two years improving their clubhouse both internally and externally to support both the cricket club and wider community – a local play group use the facility on a weekly basis. Along with support from skilled members and local businesses, the club have harnessed the support of South Leicestershire College to extend their existing changing rooms but also install a new kitchen facility. Detail of the work carried out can be found in the case study document below;
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Melton Mowbray CC
Melton Mowbray Cricket Club is actively improving the clubhouse and facilities at the All England Cricket Club to support not only club members but the wider community. In the last two years they have built a new score box and two training nets, decking for the clubhouse and new sightscreens. Their focus for the next two years is on refreshing and updating the clubhouse which is where Brooksby Melton college have been able to step in and support. For details of the work carried out this year please see the case study document below;
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Narborough & Littlethorpe CC
The N&LCC clubhouse underwent substantial work this year both internally and externally thanks to the support of South Leicestershire College and Stephenson College who supported different elements of the project.
Along with the installation of new windows and external cladding, the clubhouse received a much needed paint to make it a much more inviting environment for players and spectators.
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Newtown Linford CC
In order to meet the requirements of the league and improve to a Grade A ground, the club needed to construct an umpires changing facility with a sink and running water. Although the club had some skilled labour within it’s membership they decided to take advantage of the support being offered by Stephenson college to complete the necessary work. Materials cost around £600 but had the club chosen to contract the work out the project would have cost approximately £3000 to complete. For further details and photo’s of the work carried out please see the case study document below;
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A full list of case studies from Clubs who have completed projects as part of NWCF in previous years can be seen below.
Blaby Village CC
The Blaby Village CC changing facilities needed modernising and so they used the skills and expertise of construction students to help get their project started and save money for their club.
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South Leicestershire College’s construction department have again been involved in supporting a vital project at Countesthorpe CC. The project to modernise and extend the current changing rooms was started back in August 2011. The college completed their work in April 2012 and details of what was achieved can be found in the attached case study. With some work still to be finished, club volunteers will now take over to complete the work in-time for the season.
File Download: Countesthorpe CC 2012 Case Study_ SLC
Electricity Sports CC
Electricity Sports CC also used the support of South Leicestershire College to improve some of the club changing facilities in time for the 2012 season. Full details can be see in the case study document below.
File Download: Electricity Sports CC 2012 Case Study_ SLC
Fleckney Village CC
Fleckney Village CC completed all their ground improvements on a successful Natwest CricketForce day thanks to help from students at the University of Leicester.
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The club have once again used the support offered by South Leicestershire college to get the club house ready for the 2015 season. The college students repaired a repainted a sightscreen and fence post. They also repainted the outside of the pavilion which was last done in 2012 by the college along with repairing window shutters and doors.
File Download: Gumley_SLC 2015 Case Study
File Download: Gumley CC NWCF 2012 Case Study
Kegworth Town CC
Students from Derby College supported the club to build a housing for their electronic scoreboard which in the past had been temporarily fixed to two wooden posts at the start of the season leaving it exposed to the elements and potential vandalism. Full details and photo’s of the work carried out can be found in the case study below;
File Download: Kegworth Town CC_Case Study_2014
Loughborough Outwoods CC
The club were supported by volunteers from Brooksby and South Leicestershire college. The club needed a covered seating area to provide shelter against the elements for the batting side (& spectators), build an equipment storage shed and extend the patio area. Brooksby produced four six-seater picnic benches
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Old Dalby CC
45 Volunteers which included villagers, Parents & Players turned up at Old Dalby to Assist in preparing the Cricket Club for the new season ahead. A very enjoyable and successful day was had by all who took part in maintaining their Cricket Club. Food and drinks were served all day to keep the volunteers going with the work undertaken below;
Refurbish the tea room, re-equip the changing rooms with furniture, carry out maintenance on the practice wickets and nets, fit the sight screen covers, suspend the pitch cover sheet, hedge trimming around the nets to improve the light, cricket square pre-season preparation and a general clean and tidy of the outfield.
Local Businesses that supported the club were Vale Scaffolding, David Greaves Landscapes &Truman Construction.
2011 Case Studies
This year Kirby Muxloe CC formed links with South Leicestershire Colleges construction department to build a new disabled ramp. The link resulted in students from the college planning and building the disabled ramp which was completed over two days. File Download: Kirby Muxloe CC NWCF Case Study 2011
Leicester Electricity Sports CC
This inner-city club from Leicester have recently merged with a junior team bolstering their numbers. The club were keen to encourage new members to get involved and NWCF provided a perfect opportunity to get the ground ready for the new season whilst engaging both junior and senior members. File Download: Leicester Electricity Sports Case Study Cricket force 2011
Long Whatton CC
Long Whatton CC has, over the past 10 years, grown in size particularly in the junior section. With this growth came the need to expand their facilities and through entirely their own funding they have been developing an adjacent field to allow them to cater for all their teams and matches. File Download: Long Whatton CC Case Study 2011
Medbourne is a village club with teams from U10 to senior with over 100 young people training regularly on a Saturday morning. Their key objective this year was to refurbish their external net which was in a poor state of repair. After investigatating options for replacement by various companies and finding expensive prices they decided to do complete the task themselves as part of the Natwest CricketForce project. File Download: File Download: Medbourne CC NWCF Case Study 2011
Old Dalby CC
Old Dalby CC have participated in NatWest CricketForce for a number of years, winning a County OSCA for their involvement in both 2009 and 2010. The club also took part in this year’s NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser and have used this year’s event to help prepare the club for a major project in 2012. File Download: Old Dalby NWCF 2011 Case Study (2)
On the sunny weekend of the 9th April Shepshed Town CC teamed up with Loughborough Students Action to get the club ready for the new season ahead. With the clubhouse being flooded over the winter the weekend was used to redecorate and clear the entire building.
File Download: Shepshed Town CC NWCF Case Study
Thorpe Arnold CC were the first club in Leicestershire to take advantage of a local construction college. The club worked with Brooksby Melton College, using their construction and joinery students to help create a permanent home for their electronic scoreboard.
File Download: Thorpe Arnold NWCF 2011 Case Study (1)