The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation has received a grant of £72,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create an oral history of cricket in Derbyshire.
Led by a Project Manager and local volunteers, the Oral History of Cricket in Derbyshire Project will focus on collecting audio-visual reminiscences about cricket at every level within the county, from grassroots to the Test arena.
The new oral history project will enable volunteers to capture the recollections and memories of former Test and county cricketers, spectators of all ages and from all backgrounds, club cricketers, women, disabled and partially-sighted cricketers, officials, scorers, umpires, groundstaff and all the other people who make up the fabric of cricket in the county of Derbyshire.
This project will offer, for the first time, an opportunity to hear insights into the game of cricket from those who play or have played the game, and also from those who watch or participate in other ways.
The project is looking for Members, supporters, volunteers and cricketers within the county to take part and share their memories and stories of cricket in Derbyshire.
For more information or to get involved, please email Heritage Project Manager, David Griffin, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity N0. 1155801) project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project forms part of HLF’s Sporting Lives campaign, designed to encourage more applications for projects exploring the proud and sometimes unusual sporting history of the East Midlands.