Failand & Portbury Cricket Club

Cricket Club Charity Appeal: £50,000 For Land

Registered Charity Number: 1140768

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FAILAND & PORTBURY CRICKET CLUB (est. 1894) is one of the oldest cricket clubs in Bristol & Somerset. Our ground at Horse Race Lane BS8 3TY is 5 miles south of Bristol, set in open countryside with views across the Bristol Channel to Wales. Our website is at .

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Our players & supporters come from Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South Wales, Oxfordshire and even London to one of the finest cricket grounds in the South West. While our 1st & 2nd XIs play at a high standard in the Senior Division of the Bristol & District League, we are very much a community club with opportunities available at all levels for competitive & recreational sport to be played.


In early 2011 the chance suddenly arose for the Club to almost double the size of its ground by buying adjoining land at a cost of £50,000. But it had no funds to do so and the extra land was to be sold urgently elsewhere at auction.

Finance was however raised for a rescue company by a small group of well-wishers with short-term loans, assisted by a longer-term £10,000 Club loan from The Playing Fields Association, enabling the £50,000 price to be paid before the auction, and the extra acres to be bought and saved for the Club & the community.

The land was urgently worked on & fenced in bleak winter conditions, and from April 2011 it has been fully incorporated into the playing area, which now contains within it a centuries-old oak tree, with other even older oaks surrounding the boundary.

But the loans still have to be repaid, and the Club is urgently seeking funding support through this Charity Choice fundraising site.


The Club is fully registered as a charity with the Charity Commission under reg. no. 1140768 . Its charitable objectives are:

“The promotion of community participation in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of cricket and other amateur sports deemed charitable under English law.”

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Failand & Portbury Cricket Club 14 King Street

Phone: 0117 929 2662

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

September 2016 September 2015
Total Income £24,177 £15,743
Total Expenditure £17,031 £11,007

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