Cricket United Day 2015 saw us undertake a pilot scheme, ‘Blue Bails Day’, which aimed to get Cricket United into the recreational game. This year will be the third ‘Blue Bails Day’. The day is a simple and fun way of helping your local community. We are again asking County League Clubs to get involved and hold a fundraising day at their club on 29th July. We’ll provide the blue bails. You turn your club blue for the day.

It’s all part of a joint ‘Cricket United’ appeal by three cricket charities: Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund. The have joined forces to raise funds and improve lives through cricket.

By taking part in Blue Bails Day, you’ll not only be helping these three fantastic charities, you’ll also be helping to fundraise for you own club. It’s a win-win.

This year, Surrey and Kent League Clubs are getting involved to help raise money for a good cause and their own clubs. Please click here to view our Honours Board.

For more information about Blue Bails Day 2017, please click here.

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 Yorkshire Tea 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.

2016 Blue Bails Day prize draw winners, Dorking CC, won an appearance from former Ashes-winning England fast bowler, Chris Tremlett, and the club’s youngsters benefitted from a coaching session. It is up to you how you use your visit from the cricketing hero it can either be, for example, for a coaching session or for your Club’s end of season dinner.

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