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?
Fundraising while shopping – Use a service like GoRaise to generate donations every time you and your members and players shop online. It’s a great way to raise funds for your cricket club. And spend it on what you like! New kit, club house or turf for the wicket!