After the difficulties of the past two pandemic-stricken years that have affected so many community sports clubs, Rickmansworth Cricket Club (RCC) has had an amazing turnaround in the last few months.
Local businesses from around the town have helped make sure the club can continue to provide cricket to those aged five and above well into the rest of the year and beyond.
This started with two estate agents, Trend and Thomas and Dey King Haria. This was soon followed by a cavalcade of other companies, with multiple high street stalwarts, local tradesmen and even national companies putting their weight behind the club.
Club spokesperson Neil Raithatha said of the funding: “We needed new equipment and to help pay for professional coaches and we have been humbled by the local firms willing to support us financially.
“The crowning glory was Steven Eagell Group, who agreed a 2-year deal to put their names on every players shirt, after enjoying a couple of days out watching the cricket at the club.
“The way the community have come together to support our endeavours is remarkable and gives us great hope for the coming years, which would otherwise have been a struggle as we would have had to raise our fees by up to 50%. “
The club is now preparing to start it’s season in April and are recruiting new members for their recently formed girls team as well as coaching youngsters for their Herts League fixtures. To apply to join the club or get more information, visit their website at www.rickmansworthcc.co.uk.