Help Mallorca Cricket Club develop a ground
Mallorca Cricket Club (MCC) is raising funds to develop a new cricket ground on the island. We have secured a 20-year lease on a beautiful plot of land set in a countryside location 20 minutes from Palma with easy access to the international airport.
We are looking to raise 70,000 euros, to create a new ground, clubhouse and facilities for the thriving cricket community on the island, and to host teams from around the world.
The surrounding land is currently being developed into a unique sports and social hub for the centre of the island, with other sporting activities such as padel, tennis and clay pigeon shooting, a bar and changing room facilities.
We are working closely with Cricket Espana who have agreed to fund the installation of an all-season, 2G artificial wicket, opening up the possibility of year-round cricket.
Mallorca Cricket Club (MCC) was created in 1988, and officially constituted and registered with the local government in 1992. Ever since then, we have hosted clubs from mainland Spain and the UK, including the actual MCC!
Between 2005 and 2015, the MCC had over 425 members, playing three times a week and hosting teams from across the Balearics, Spain and all of Europe.
Unfortunately, in 2015, the MCC ground in Magaluf was sold by the local Council to developers and we have been homeless ever since. Despite having no official space to play or practise, we have won the Balearic Cup in 2018, 2019, and 2021.
MCC is still a member of Cricket España and has a regular senior Men’s team that includes ex-international and county players, and a junior team for all children aged 6-14 years old (Mallorca Meerkats) Currently we have 20 senior playing members, 30 junior members and 100 non-playing members. We also have a group of 5 coaches who are soon to be ECB accredited
We have a Management Committee that manages both cricket clubs and a membership scheme for all players who pay an annual fee to join.
The club in the community
The club has historically been a hub for cricket enthusiasts on the island of Mallorca and beyond. Our members are from all over the world, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and the UK, all with two things in common that bring us together: living in Mallorca and a passion for cricket.
Children are key to developing and maintaining cricket on the island and MMC is working closely with Cricket Espana to develop pathways that will ensure cricket will prosper in the long term. With over 10 international schools on the island and a drive to reach out to local schools, we feel there is incredible potential to establish cricket as a fully federated sport, on the island.
Finally, given the severe impact of the pandemic on tourism and the local economy, we will create initiatives and work with local organisations, to help those in need as part of our development framework. Our facilities will play a central role in this, with an ability to host events and support local businesses with extra revenue streams that come with a new and fast-growing sport.
What the future looks like, with your support:
- International Cricket League fixtures
- Touring clubs from around the world
- The annual Balearic Cup
- The Balearic Bash (juniors)
- Community events
- Cricketing excellence in Mallorca
How the money will be allocated
- Groundworks - 30,000 euros
- Irrigation - 15,000 euros
- Clubhouse - 10,000 euros
- Nets and equipment - 15,000 euros
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