YMCA Cricket

 A club for the Community

Welcome to Bristol YMCA CC

Welcome to Golden Hill Sports

Welcome to Golden Hill Sports, home of Bristol YMCA CC

Cricket for everyone

Welcome to Golden Hill Sports and Social Club. We are located about 3 miles north of Bristol city centre in a pleasant residential area. The cricket arm of the club is known as Bristol YMCA Cricket Club due to its historical connections with the charity of the same name, however no official links remain.

With two pitches, the 'YM' runs five Saturday senior sides in the Bristol & District Cricket League and have a youth policy which rivals any local club; it is one of the biggest and most successful in the region. In addition the club also puts out a midweek XI playing T20 matches on summer evenings, and an indoor side which competes in the Bristol Indoor Cricket League during the winter months. We run a comprehensive youth programme for boys with opportunities to progress through the sides, along with a successful women's side and a hugely popular girls programme. So we probably have a team to suit your ability, age or gender. Come and join our friendly and welcoming club; membership for adults is £50 and for youth team players £40. Match fees are £10.00/£5.00. Click here for details of how to contact us.

Balcony Works - week 6

The Grass in front of the balcony grew a bit... <message ends>
You want more you say? Oh ok, the deposit for the balustrading has been paid, the steel was ordered and the fabrication is in progress.
The bay in front of the staircase will accommodate sponsors boards and a clock. This has been assembled by our friendly builder who is staining and painting it at regular intervals before mounting it between the uprights.
Difficult to photograph this weeks progress, however, exciting photos coming soon!



Some of you may have heard by now but we have now taken on a full time groundsman employing him for 20 hours a week, as Simon has been trying to pass on the role over the last couple of seasons. With this step comes the fact that we have to pay to hire the expertise that we had previously been receiving at a considerably reduced rate due to keeping it in house.

This step will look to improve the playing surfaces being prepared and provided for you the members of the club as it's something that was asked for pre-AGM. The reality is that this comes at a considerable cost and in order to try and offset this against the current rates of annual subs and match fees we need the cricket members to get behind social events and activities to ensure we do as much as possible so we are self sustainable as the cricket club element of the charity.

If we fail to do this then you could be looking at a significant increase in your annual subs and match fees next season if you wish to have the ground looked after by someone instead of having to do it on a voluntarily basis amongst the membership.

The choice is yours, supporting social events where you can have a beer, some food and an enjoyable evening whilst raising some funds in the process doesn't seem to be too much of an ask compared with having to spend time cutting, rolling, scarifying, brushing and marking a pitch out with no idea what you're doing to create a good or bad one.

Here's a link to the Play Cricket website; http://bristolymca.play-cricket.com/

The Women's Cricket World Cup is coming with Bristol's Brightside Ground playing 
centre stage. Here's the final match schedule with eight games at GCCC, England feature in four of them.

A huge thank you to those who turned out to support Action Force Day. A good deal of excellent work was done to prepare the ground for the season which is now fast approaching. Here's a gallery of the workers.