Why Droitwich Spa Cricket Club
Droitwich Spa Cricket Club
We are a club at the heart of the community. Situated in the centre of town, we are in a prime location that is accessed by the general public not only during the summer but throughout the year and offer a variety of opportunities for members and non-members.
As a club we have a diverse committee and continue to develop and modernise every year. We embrace new ideas and partnerships. Our membership has been growing annually for the last 30 years and we continue to build strong ties within the community.
Why Sponsor Us?
By sponsoring DSCC, we will engage with you and build a bespoke package where required to suit. We have a strong membership which continues to grow and are committed to supporting our sponsors and supporters as much as possible.
You will also be helping the community and club grow, which will allow us to provide greater opportunities and facilities for members and the local population.
Our aim is to forge long-term relationships with our sponsors and to maximise your support in every way we can in order to benefit you. Our ever-growing social media presence with its strong engagement will be just one way of achieving this.
Also by sponsoring us, you will benefit from our strong ties that we have already established within the Droitwich community which we can utilise to help you connect with other supporters and sponsors.
There are a variety of packages now available for all businesses to suit every requirement and budget. We are an ambitious club on and off the field, so there really is no better time to start getting involved.
We currently have a total of 209 members made up of 69 senior playing members and 140 junior playing members; this allows us to field the following teams:
- 6 senior men’s teams - 4 on a Saturday 1 on a Sunday and 1 midweek team, we have also entered into ‘The Hundred’ Sunday competition.
- 1 senior ladies team.
- 9 junior boys teams – at U9 U10 U11 U 12 x2 U13 U14 U15 and U17 age groups.
- 4 junior girls teams – at U9 U11 U13 and U15 age groups.
We participate in the ECB's All Stars initiative that provides a fun first experience of cricket for five to eight-year-olds. Our programme has been one of the most successful in the country over the last three years.
Our Saturday teams play in the Worcestershire County League with our 1st XI currently participating in Division 1.
The club is currently embarking in an ambitious build project with the pavilion undergoing a long overdue modernisation and redevelopment. This will provide suitable facilities for our expanding junior and women's sections, as well as enhanced facilities for the men's senior teams. We also have ambition to provide a modern net training facility.
On the field, we continue our ethos of developing talent within the club and utilising our large junior section. We have an ambition to reach the WCL Premier Division and to be then competing to gain promotion to the Birmingham League.
The women's section is thriving and is a key growth area for the club with ambition of competing across all three competitions (soft ball league, development league and midlands league) by 2022. With a new women's structure in place we are confident of achieving this.
Cricket was played in Droitwich by several teams in the late 1800s, with Droitwich Town CC being the main club.
Following the First World War, very little organised cricket took place due to the number of local players who had either been killed or injured during the conflict. It wasn't until 1924 that, in response to this and as a way of providing cricket for the local community, a new club was formed - Droitwich Spa CC.
Droitwich first began playing league cricket in 1979 and won titles on a regular basis across all sides for the next 20 years. We were known to be an entertaining club both on and off the field in this period.
One of the highs for Droitwich during this period was a continual conveyor belt of county junior cricketers who excelled for Worcestershire and this continues to this day.
Youth cricket - since it began in the early 1970s - has always been at the forefront of our thinking. Our club has gone from strength-to-strength with the advent of women’s cricket and the All Stars programme in recent years - we have earned a fantastic reputation in both these areas. Also, whilst many cricket club memberships are shrinking, ours is growing and we have recently introduced a 4th XI on Saturdays to allow more juniors to experience their first taste of adult cricket.
We pride ourselves on still being a club who still do almost everything ourselves, therefore remaining self-sufficient and dependant solely on volunteers within the club. Indeed we were one of the first clubs (outside of the elite half a dozen) in the county to have pitch covers. which were painstakingly built by one of our own members.