Roadwater Cricket Club
The Village Cricket team are trying to raise money to restore the old Cricket pavilion given to us 35 years ago by the old BBC radio station at Washford on its closure.
Roadwater is a small West Country village in Somerset our nearest town being Minehead. Our Roadwater Cricket Club is a well established club and very much respected in the Community for the continual support to the Youths in our surronding villages. We have 2 Saturday sides in the West Somerset Cricket Leagues, a pub team, a farmers team and are proud to have two youth teams the under 13's and under 15's in the Taunton & District Youth Cricket League. In this uncertain time of change and basic traditions being overlooked we are thriving on teaching our youth respect, sportsmanship and participation as a group both girls and boys as a community. To do this we have a committee with a Chairperson Mr Nigel Grabham, President Mr M Twine together with Captains, Youth Captains, Volunteer Tea ladies, Hon secretary Mr C Marshall, Hon Treasuer Mrs C Grabham & Club Welfare Officer Mr P Cole as well as Volunteer Groundsman & players.
The Club has been active since 1890's but has only played league cricket since 1950's. We help the community by introducing sport and entertainment for all ages and bringing the surrounding rural villages/hamlets together by participation at all ages and a free afternoon get together!
How would this funding have an impact on your community?
The funding would help our restoration fund. We are aiming to raise enough funds to provide toilet/changing facilities for both sexes. At present we have no running water or electric so we hope to get this installed so we can provide our Youth teams with the same facilities they have at away games. We are encouraging both sexes to participate in Cricket and promote healthy living to all genders.
I personally feel a renovation of our pavilion will hopefully last another 35 years plus and hopefully the tradition of cricket in Roadwater will last another 100 years.
As for the amount of people I would say in the region of 100 people a week in the Cricket season plus supporters.
"Jayne Cornish Roadwater Cricket Club Fund Raising Co-ordinator Participation, Tradition and Helping all ages in Sport"