Cricket United Day 2015 saw us undertake a pilot scheme, ‘Blue Bails Day’, which aimed to get Cricket United into the recreational game. We worked with the Ryman Surrey Championship to involve 25 of their clubs in a day of fundraising on Cricket United Day. Our aim was to raise money both for the charities and the clubs themselves.

Registered clubs turned their bails, clubhouses and supporters blue for Blue Bails Day –just as fans were doing at the Kia Oval, and raised over £2,500 for the cause. After the success of the inaugural Blue Bails Day in the Surrey Championship on Cricket United Day in 2015, the day will return in 2016!

This year, in addition to Surrey, Blue Bails Day is expanding to seven more first class counties. Please click here to view our Honours Board.

For more information about Blue Bails Day 2016, please click here.

If your county does not feature in the list and you would like to participate or have more information please get in touch.

A minimum donation of £100 will enable your club to take part, with funds raised on the day to be used at the club’s discretion.

Participating clubs will receive a set of blue bails, courtesy of Gray-Nicolls, and a free supply of hot beverages and alcoholic drinks to help fundraising on the day.

Once registered for Blue Bails Day, your club will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a visit from a cricketing hero local to your county.

2015 Blue Bails Day prize draw winners, Leatherhead CC, won an appearance from former Ashes-winning England fast bowler, Chris Tremlett, and the club’s youngsters benefitted from a coaching session and an appearance at their annual colt’s awards later that evening.

John Friend of Leatherhead CC, said: “Chris Tremlett presented the awards at Leatherhead CC’s annual colts awards evening last Friday. He enthralled boys at a coaching session before the presentation with his stories of life as a former England cricketer.”

You can follow the progress of Blue Bails Day on social media with the hash tag #BlueBailsDay