Beacon Cricket Club celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2015 and is looking forward to a bright future as a forward thinking set up which has come a long way since its formation. The club is run by a committee of dedicated volunteers in the most proffesional manner. Saxonby is excited to work closely with them to achieve our aims, which include increasing the opportunity for children to play Cricket, support the senior and junior teams and develop the ladies' rounders team.
Saxonby's Big Build is our most ambitious community project to date, with the primary aim of building a substantial extension to the pavillion including new changing rooms, showers, a large viewing balcony, lounge with kitchen and a bar. This facility will enable the club and other users of the facility to generate income and become truly sustainable.
We hope that the new facilities will see county cricket return to the Frankwell ground and its beautiful riverside setting, the spiritual home of the game in Shropshire.
Steve Reese, club captain at the Beacon said: “Now in its tenth year our club is really beginning to blossom both on and off the field. This year, for the first time, we have registered an under 11, three Saturday and three midweek teams in respective divisions. The club is also close to gaining the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) Club Mark accreditation."
The maintenance of facilities at Frankwell, in partnership with the town and county councils, as well as the excellent coaching and encouragement Beacon Cricket Club offers young people, is vitally important in sustaining competitive cricket throughout Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. We hope to create a model that other clubs similar to the Beacon may want to replicate for the benefit not only of their own members’ participation in the game but cricket’s ongoing success.