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Bradfield Cricket Club collecting its cheque from the Community Matters fundraising event earlier th

Bradfield Cricket Club collecting its cheque from the Community Matters fundraising event earlier this year. Picture: Elaine Addison - Credit: Elaine Addison

People are being urged to help a community-based cricket club in its fight to grab some much-needed cash from the Aviva Community Fund.

North Walsham's local cricket club, Bradfield has bid for cash from the fund, which offers money to important causes in communities.

If enough votes are cast for the project by friends, family and supporters, it could be entered into the finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

The club needs to rebuild its outdated clubhouse to provide new facilities

The changing rooms are dilapidated, with poor water flow for showers and poor surface finishes.


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The clubhouse viewing area and function room are also physically too small for a growing membership, and there is no separate changing facility for women or girls.

The increased revenue from having more children playing cricket at the club would allow it to fund more coaching in schools, thus maintaining its sustainability.

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Club spokesman Elaine Addison said: 'Bradfield is a successful club across all age ranges, girls and boys alike. We have a great community of players, social members, coaches and amazing parents who all contribute to a vibrant flourishing community sports club, which can be accessed by all. This project is the next step in our exciting journey, to Rebuild Bradfield.'

Every person at the club has been involved from the start in the design, fundraising, providing professional advice and physical work for the build, which is proof of what can be done when a team pulls together

Bradfield has two Saturday adult teams and a Sunday side, along with youth and children's teams.

Thanks to its coaching, the club has an under 12s boy playing for county, with three further boys trialling.

Robyn Edge, who plays for Norfolk Ladies and was recently awarded the Norfolk Girls' Player of the Year, plays for one of its adult Saturday teams.

And the groundsman William Wright won an award earlier in the year in the category, Voluntary Services to Sport.

To help Bradfield Cricket Club - click onto this link and vote, http://bit.ly/2yNzEdR

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