Established by local residents in 2013 because there was no cricket club or playing and training facility in a council area with over 95000 residents.
East Renfrewshire Cricket Club is a volunteer-led organisation which provides cricket playing opportunities to juniors and adults across the local authority. We understand the benefits that sport can bring both physically and mentally and embarked on a journey to create a new club for the community and build the newest cricket ground and training facility in Scotland consisting of; a new drainage system, an 8 wicket grass square and a fully enclosed quadruple lane outdoor net facility as there was nothing for cricket in the borough. Fast forward 7 years and the committee has organically built a sustainable cricket club on the south side of Glasgow consisting of over 150 members which include 2 senior teams, 5 junior teams with over 150 members, and secured a 31-year lease for the ground.
Some of our achievements include;
•4000 + The number of volunteer hours that have gone into the club since inception
•Leading cricket delivery to 23 primary schools and 6 High Schools
•Delivering circa 190 + schools cricket coaching sessions per annum
•120 hours of community coaching annually (summertime)
•Provide our ground for Interschool hardball matches, school sports days, ERC Active schools activities, cross country track – No charge
•Hosted 4 regional qualifiers for East Renfrewshire Primary schools to participate in Cricket Scotland National Primary Schools cup
•Coached and led 10 high school teams to National Secondary schools competitions
•Led girls-only cricket after school club
•Organised and hosted a number of kwik cricket festivals annually (average participants 50)
•Created super six indoor inter-school cricket league (Eastwood High School)
•Secured indoor facility at Barrhead, Foundry for winter training. Oct to April 4 hours a week
•Organised 2-day cricket festival for ERC schools with over 100 participants attending each day
•Woodfarm grounds maintained by ERC volunteers which include grass cutting, weeding, rubbish collection.
•Led volunteer programme for club to help with cricket delivery
•58 – The number of qualifications that coaches have gained i.e. UKCC level I, II, first aid, safeguarding and protecting children, in safe hands qualifications.
•Acquired Woodfarm Playing fields on 31-year lease 2016
•Non turf pitch laid at Woodfarm costing £10k
•Acquired triple gang mower, rotary mower, wicket mower, hand roller, mechanical roller, 2 new 20ft containers, portable batting cage
•Increased number of playing teams; 2 senior teams, 5 junior teams (U10, U11, U12, U14 and U16) all playing in Western District Cricket Union
•1 – Part-time development officer and looking to increase with girls and disability officer (part-time)
•Staff has been recognised with accolades locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for the work they have carried out.