Cricketers in Oldham are set to receive a huge boost following the news that Glodwick Cricket Club (Glodwick CC) has secured a grant worth £25,000 from Barclays Spaces for Sports in order to install a modern drainage system at their Warren Lane ground.
Thousands of young people in secondary schools across England will get the opportunity to play cricket, thanks to major new investment from Sport England.
The £7.5million National Lottery investment to the Cricket Foundation’s 'Chance to Shine' initiative will help introduce the game to 400,000 young people over the next three years.
The evening of Monday 10th December, proved to be another night of deserved success for Matiullah Haidar, a young cricket coach working for the cricket charity, Cricket for Change, as he collected and won the Spirit of London 'Achievement through Sports' Award.
The Spirit of London Awards are run by the Damilola Taylor Trust, with the purpose of recognising and highlighting the achievements of the positive things young people do that largely goes unreported.
Members of the University of East London's as yet unbeaten cricket team were invited to an exhilarating training session with nine of Essex County Cricket Club's first team players.
The team, along with their coaches and three of UEL’s elite cricketers went through various activities designed to develop essential bowling and fielding skills.
The £7.5m redevelopment project of the historic Pavilion at Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) was celebrated on the 29th November with a traditional 'topping out' ceremony, led by construction company Morgan Sindall.
Officials from the Club, Morgan Sindall, BDP and members of Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation's Young Trustees' Group signed the steelwork at the top of the Pavilion to mark the final completion of the steel frame.
It may have been dark and damp outside but inside The Point, Old Trafford Cricket Ground's conference and events venue, it was a very glitzy evening as the Northwest’s finest and brightest attended the 5th Northwest Football Awards.
The evening got off to a flying start with host, BBC’s Dan Walker, warming the crowd up before they settled down for a delicious three course meal and to cast their votes for the goal of the year.
Ex-England wicketkeeper and De Montfort University honorary graduate Paul Nixon is coaching a group of students to deliver cricket sessions for young people across Leicester.
Paul is giving his time to support the university’s Square Mile programme which aims to improve life for the community in Newfoundpool, Fosse, Tudor Road and Woodgate in the city.
Essex's Graham Napier joined the Royal British Legion this week in Chelmsford High Street where he collected money for the 2012 Poppy Appeal.
The 2012 season has marked Graham's Benefit Year at Essex County Cricket Club, which has given him the opportunity to work closely with the Royal British Legion during the year as one of his main supported charities.
Acorns' patron and England and Warwickshire cricketer Ian Bell lit up the club scoreboard with a shining message of £15,000 fundraising for Acorns Children's Hospice.
The total was announced in scoreboard lights' message: '£15,000 raised from Ian Bell testimonial year for Acorns Children's Hospice' to mark his vital support toward helping to provide care for local life limited children, before leaving to bat for England on their tour of India.
The Banqueting Hall in Whitehall will be playing host to a special gathering of sport, TV and media stars on October 18. They will all be there to publicise their backing for a unique charity initiative aimed at giving every child in the country an equal chance of enjoying great sport.
It’s the third year running that the Activate Sport Foundation has hosted the fund-raising the Co-operative 'Be Inspired' Dinner, and it has already helped a large number of less privileged children gain access to sporting opportunities.
A cricket ball which may have been used during the famous six sixes match at Swansea in 1968 is being put up for auction later this month – amid continuing speculation about the authenticity of the ball allegedly hit over the boundary by Garry Sobers.
When the then West Indian captain made history by smashing Glamorgan’s Malcolm Nash for 36 runs in one over at St Helen’s, the last six disappeared out of the ground and Sobers declared Nottinghamshire’s first innings closed.
Leading Northern brewer Thwaites has raised thousands of pounds for Burnley-born Jimmy Anderson after hosting his Benefit Golf Day.
Continuing its proud tradition of supporting Lancashire County Cricket Club player benefit years, the £6,000 raised by the event held at Accrington Golf Club will be donated to Jimmy’s nominated charities – Nordoff Robbins, Activate Sport Foundation and Chance to Shine.
Today marked a milestone for The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, as it donated a landmark 1,000th minibus to youngsters with special needs and disabilities. The charity's groundbreaking mobility initiative that spans over 37 years was celebrated with Essex CCC as disabled youngsters from Edith Borthwick School, Braintree were presented with their new means of transport which will aid access to the local community.
A sculpture of Denis Compton by David Wynne will sell at PFC Auctions on September 27th 2012.
The sculpture was commissioned by Michael Pugh, father of English cricketer Tom Pugh who was the captain of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club between 1961 and 1962.
Real ale drinkers are set to be bowled over by the 'Switch Hit' creation of wannabe brewer Andrew Bratt which has been produced at Thwaites' craft brewery, 'Crafty Dan'.
Andrew Bratt, from Frodsham in Cheshire, has seen his dream pint become a reality after winning a competition to have his brew produced by Thwaites who called on real ale fans to conjure up their own special brew.
School sport has been at the top of the public agenda since the Olympics. How do you bring free sport to pupils and encourage sporting excellence and a healthy lifestyle?
Activate Sport Foundation believes it has the answer.