Why Northern Cricket Club
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to view our SNAP page! We would like to give you a brief overview of our club in order for your to get to know us a little better!
About the Northern Cricket Club
The Northern Club is located in Sefton, North Liverpool and is one of the finest sports, leisure and social clubs in Merseyside and the North West – But we would say that!
Our Cricket club boasts 5 Male Adult teams, 2 Ladies Adult teams, as we as a thriving junior section covering age groups from ‘tots cricket’ through to under 16 level. We have a full-time groundsman covering 3 pitches, and also welcome Lanchashire 2 XI who play a number of games throughout their season.
We were also the proud winners of the 2019 Lancashire Cricket Foundation' Club of the Year!
Take a look at our nomination video, here!
Why Partner with us?
We genuinely don’t use the term ‘sponsor’ within the club, we like to treat any agreement between ourselves and businesses as a partnership, mainly because we believe that our partners should also benefit from the arrangement.
We want you to join our family, and we want you to be able to see first-hand how we as a club have benefited from the partnership.
So, where do we find ourselves today? Like for most of our partners, the pandemic has had an impact on grass root sports. Our club is no different. We have seen a dramatic reduction in memberships being paid due to members either having to understandably prioritise funds elsewhere, or don’t feel it right to be paying a membership for facilities they can’t use, again, understandable!
It is mid-January ('21) as I write this note, and we have had to cancel our junior pre-season/winter program, not only is this a money earner for the club with over 100 juniors in attendance, but it is those juniors who are not able to get out and enjoy the game they love! So we are currently awaiting next steps from the Government on what we can do.
We have a fantastic foundation to kick-on…Our ground and surroundings are stunning, we have a great set up in terms of teams, coaches, & families. Our goals are as follows:
Short Term: Our short term/immediate goal is to build up a partnership program not just locally, but further afield to aid the improvement of physical assets/facilities. This in turn will help all of our teams progress on the pitch, and will provide additional support to our junior section.
Long Term: Build an 4/5 lane indoor cricket facility on our grounds. This facility would enable us to offer Cricket all-year round and would be the only single-purpose indoor cricket facility in the area. We believe that his will not only help us as a club but will also be a great asset to hire out to local schools and the like.
Founded in 1859, the Club has a BIG history! A history that I as Cricket Chairman couldn’t really do justice with a limited character set!
Over the last 20 years, we have been delighted to be able to have numerous players who have gone on to win honours both domestically either with Lancashire, or other counties in the country. We have been able to attract overseas players to join our club, players who have represented their respective countries.
What we would really like to see over the next 10 years would be more ‘home-grown’ players make their way from our junior ranks through to our 1st XI and beyond.
Thank you again for taking the time to read our Bio, and we hope that you would like to come onboard, and be part of our journey.