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Ivybridge Cricket Club is delighted to have been chosen by Livewest to receive a £500 grant to support its ongoing development. The grant will be used to support the facilities and equipment used by the Colts and adult sections of the club.

Ivybridge is a thriving club with a real ambition about being firmly rooted as a family club in our community where participation of all is prioritised. The playing principles of the club make this clear to all:

  • The purpose of Ivybridge Cricket Club is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy playing cricket to the standard they seek.
  • We strive to be successful on the field seeking to win matches, trophies and leagues, but only where this is matched by being respected for the way we behave and the sportsmanship we demonstrate.
  • We are a family club and welcome everyone who wants to be a member equally, regardless of ability.
  • We support all individuals, but the needs of the whole club will always come before those of any single person.
  • Ivybridge Cricket Club is a place everyone should feel safe at regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. We will safeguard everyone’s rights.
  • We are primarily here for enjoyment and to ensure that we create an atmosphere where people can have fun with their friends, family and team mates; our desire to win on the pitch should never threaten this.
  • We train to play at the highest level we can – players should expect to train regularly to ensure we enjoy playing to our best.

The Colts section of the club is flourishing with successful teams across all age groups from under 10s up to under 19s. The club also runs the England and Wales Cricket Board’s All Stars programme, which regularly sees 50 youngsters from 6 years old upwards playing cricket and having fun at the club with their families.

The club has recently completed a major redevelopment of its practice facilities with a £30,000 new, two lane net. This allows a far higher quality of practice and junior coaching with bowling machine use as well as
general batting and bowling practice.

Speaking of the receipt of the grant, Chairman Jerry Clough said “We are absolutely delighted with this grant and will use it to ensure that we are able to offer the best coaching and cricket for all families. We rely heavily
on volunteers and welcome anyone who wants to join the club to play at any level or who wants to become involved in a wonderful community sports club.

We are really proud to be supported by an organisation such as Livewest who provide homes in our area and believe that the inclusive approach that we embrace and promote is absolutely in keeping with their values”.