Background to Herefordshire Cricket Ltd
Our challenge at Herefordshire Cricket is to help manage, support and develop the sport we love, at all recreational levels in our county, for everyone who enjoys being involved in what is one of the world’s most popular and inclusive games.
Cricket is our passion. Together with our own ECB-Qualified coaches, we are dedicated to promoting the ECB’s national strategies and inspiring our local clubs, schools, communities and players to participate in the game, regardless of age, background, gender or ability.
We encourage close partnership with other Herefordshire clubs (26) to deliver a full, year-round programme of cricketing courses and projects that will nurture the talents of a fit and active next generation.
For youngsters, we offer both boys and girls at schools (95) every opportunity – through a variety of gender-neutral initiatives such as Dynamos Cricket, All Stars Cricket and Chance to Shine - to not only enjoy the fun and skills of cricket, but to find pathways on to higher amateur levels and possibly on towards a professional career. Beyond playing, we are also keen to encourage and recruit the unsung heroes – the umpires, officials, scorers, ground managers and the countless volunteers who we are so indebted to, to keep the game running. Our coaches are vital to us too.
At our grassroots level, we also depend on the generous sponsorship of local businesses who recognise the value of being seen to support local sporting, community-based initiatives such as ours.
Herefordshire Cricket is the glue that brings together all things cricket in the county, from supporting clubs, Dynamos, All Stars, Chance to Shine, women & girls, emerging players to the National County team.
#theheart of cricket
National Counties Cricket Association
The National Counties Cricket Association (NCCA), formerly known as the Minor Counties represents all 20 national counties in the cricketing pathway, sitting beneath England and Wales’ first-class game.
The Herefordshire National Counties team play in the T20, 50 over and Multi Day competitions across the county at Colwall, Eastnor and Brockhampton as well as away venues across the country. New for 2023 was the ‘live streaming’ of games which we hope will bring local cricket supporters closer to the activities of the team.
OFFICIAL PARTNER 2023/4-2026/27
- Known as Official Partner (Shirt Sponsor) of Herefordshire Cricket Ltd, Herefordshire National Counties First and Development XI playing and training shirts
- Opportunity for press launch
- Advertising boards at pitch side – ground facing/spectator facing at Pentland Gardens and mobile advertising board at cricket grounds (where advertising is allowed)
- Hospitality for 10 at National Counties 3-day match (1 day)
- An agreed number of public tickets for affiliated county matches
- Full colour advert in the HCL’s Yearbook
- Opportunity to have a promotional stand at the NCCA matches
- Opportunity to mail our associates up to 12 times a year via the HCL Newsletter
- Company logo and Links on HCL’s website and presence on Social Media posts
- Complimentary table of 10 at the Annual Presentation Evening
- Branding on ‘Live Streaming’ at 10 Days per year of all matches
We look forward to discussing this opportunity with you to seek a new and exciting partnership to drive Cricket forward in Herefordshire for the benefit of all.
Jim Sandford - Interim Chair