Cricket Pitch Roller - Fundraising

We've done it! Our goal of £15,876 has been reached. More news soon.

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Much thanks to all who helped to make this possible. including:

  • TR Fastenings
  • Hadlow Down Tap Club
  • Hadlow Down Variety Club
  • Hadlow Down Village Fayre
  • The Gatwick Trust
  • The customers of Waitrose in Heathfield and Uckfield and their green disks
  • Tesco Bags of Help scheme - Jarvis Brook
  • C. J. Thorne Ltd.
  • Nigel Russell
  • Hadlow Down Bonfire
  • Hadlow Down and Moulscombe Wanderers Cricket Club
  • All those who supported our Pop-up Dining events, Quiz night and Jumble Sale
  • All our supporters and fundraisers - your name may not be here but without you it can't be done!

New Cricket Roller Project

Currently HDPFA uses a pedestrianised diesel tarmac roller for the preparation of the cricket wickets; we would like to replace it with a ride-on machine. Our current cricket roller has been well maintained and in use for nearly 40 years but it is too light and not wide enough to do the job properly.

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The volunteer groundsman who looks after the wickets logged over 120 hours in wicket preparation during last season and the greater part of the time was spent rolling the playing surface.

We would like to purchase a Poweroll Excel roller (£15876 inc VAT and delivery charge).

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Holding a Wedding, Party or other Event?

The field and the pavilion are available to hire for children's parties, bar-b-ques or other events. There are toilets, kitchen, a small room and a veranda with a lovely sunny aspect. Hot water and electricity are available.

Find The Playing Field

Drainage Project - Site Safety

Due to normal site safety considerations public access to the upper part of the Playing Field will be prohibited during the works. This also means that the gateway at the top of the field will be closed.

The rest of the Playing Field including the cricket outfield, playground and car parking area will be open as usual. However, there could be contractors vehicles and plant moving around so beware.

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The project has been funded by Sport England (£63k) and the Veolia Environmental Trust (£19k); obviously without their support, this would not have happened.

The Playground

If you have children (of any age) and you haven't visited yet, please come down and try it out. It includes a 40m zip wire (for children only!). There's a climbing tower with a slide, swing hammock, wobbly bridge and stepping posts. Bring a picnic, enjoy the view. The playground is fenced off from the road so small children can run around in safety.