The current record for the most career runs is 18,426, held by the Indian player Sachin Tendulkar. You could set a (slightly lower!) target for runs across your club, and work together to reach a thousand, two thousand, or even more runs between all players. Here are a few other ideas for raising funds at your cricket club.

  • Bag packing at a local supermarket – do you have an army of energetic players at your disposal? If so, get in touch with a local supermarket and arrange to spend the day helping to pack groceries at the checkout in return for donations to your club.
  • Match day tuck shop – ever been stood watching on the sidelines and wished you’d brought a flask along? So have all the other spectators. Get a small table, a hot water dispenser, and head to a nearby wholesalers for some teabags, coffee and biscuits. Sell snacks and refreshments at all your games and use the funds gathered to support the club.
  • Club film night  once a month, why not organise a regular social where the whole team gets together and watches a movie. Sell tickets and refreshments to boost your club funds.
  • ‘Parents v Kids’ – many parents will have been fidgeting in the stands for years, desperate to join in. Well, now is their chance. Organise a charity game pitting the adults against the children.
  • Selling advertising space – can you sell space on advertising boards around the edges of your ground, or on the scoreboard?

If you want to read more sport related suggestions then visit the Sports Club Fundraising page.