Why Bates Cottages Cricket Club
Bates Cottages Cricket Club are based in the village of Holywell, Northumberland. the club has been providing community and competitive cricket for over 100 years. We currently have 4 senior teams and also a Womens and junior section.
We play in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior Cricket League, providing cricket activities for over 100 local people aged from 5 to 60+. Our aim is to involve local people of all abilities and from all backgrounds in cricket activities to enjoy cricket and improve physical and mental wellbeing.
Why sponsor us?
We are very much a club on the up. We have made remarkable progress on and off the field over the last few years and established ourselves as a well respected cricket club throughout the North East. We are focused on continuing to develop close links with our community and work closely with all of our partners to establish mutually beneficial links to both parties
We hope to continue to grow as a club and provide an exceptional experience not only for our members but also our partners and visitors to the club. We want to become the leading club in the area and offer unparallelled coaching and development opportunities to all of our members. We would like to continue to improve our facilities and make our ground one of the finest in the North East.
Over the last 10 years we have been successful in raising the funds to enable us to update and extend our club house, purchase new cricket and ground maintenance equipment, refurbish the kitchen, build a new toilet block and garage, and 2 lane net facility. All of which has improved our facilities to the point that it is used as a community venue for a wide range of activities and events and not just for cricket. Activities and events include:- birthday parties, christenings, police surgeries, St Mary's Church next door use us as a venue for their fundraising and celebrations, community lunch club, Christmas lunch for local residents and a wide range of other community events and activities. Including all of these other community activities our facilities have a foot fall of over 4000 people each year.