HAWARDEN PARK CRICKET CLUB NEW GROUND PROJECT
Richard Penney - just run a two
As you readers might be aware, after 148 years of playing cricket at the current ground, Hawarden Park Cricket Club is
in the process of moving to pastures new.
The work has
been underway for some time now and last year culminated in the creation of the
playing area and new square, funded mainly by the club through fund raising
activities and events such as a 3 Peaks Challenge and a 3 day Bike Ride from
Hawarden to Lord’s. The ECB also helped out with a grant to help with the
challenge for the club in the next two years is to ‘build the pavilion’. Final
construction plans have been completed, building permission granted and now the
task of raising the necessary funds commences in earnest.
The club is
not looking to provide like for like in the course of this move, the vision is
to provide a cricketing facility, which will seek to address such issues as the
provision of facilities for girls/women’s and disabled cricket in the region, whilst
providing a complex built to standards capable, in the future, of hosting First
As we are
all aware, financing of such projects through grants is difficult at best and
to hope to be fully successful the club needs to show a significant financial
input and yes, now here comes the pitch, not a cricketing one of course.
the club challenge is to complete 3 Marathons in 3 days from Hawarden to
Egbaston, either by foot or canoe along the Canal system on the 9th,
10 & 11th June.
committed to undertake this challenge and am seeking any support I can muster
from the wider Welsh cricketing community to create a legacy for future
cricketing generations in the North East of Wales.
taking the time to read this and if you are interested in helping the club in
this or any other way, please let me know. Any support would be truthfully very much
Coed-y-Graig, Penymynydd, Flintshire, North Wales CH4 0XD
Tel. 0798 4077758 e-mail [email protected]