Irlam Steel Pavilion

“This new facility will be welcomed by experienced and junior cricketers and it will also benefit the football club, other sports and all visiting teams. I am confident that as the investment matures the cricket and football teams will go from strength to strength and the facility will benefit the whole community in the long term future."

Bruce Cruse English Cricket Board National Funding and Facilities Manager

From football to cricket and even dominoes! HDT funding redeveloped the new pavilion at Irlam Cricket Club in 2012.

£250,000 from HDT enabled the redevelopment of the new pavilion at Irlam Cricket Club in 2012.

The seven acre site which now houses modern changing facilities, a social room and has disabled access is home to Irlam Cricket Club, three senior Irlam Steel football teams, several bowling teams as well as hosting darts, dominoes and snooker.

It was back in 2009, that Irlam Steel FC and Irlam Cricket Club contacted the Hamilton Davies Trust and asked for funding to improve their facilities.

HDT found that the changing rooms, kitchen, umpire room and social room were in urgent need of improvement. The building was not suitable for disabled access and the only toilets were in the adjacent portable cabin.

We agreed to fund the project because it offered so many benefits for a wide variety of sports in the Irlam and Cadishead areas. The project cost a total of nearly £400,000 including the £250,000 from HDT. £121,000 came from the English Cricket Board and the remainder from the Irlam Steel Recreation and Social Club as well as local fundraising.

The new pavilion was officially opened on 20th April 2012 by former England and Lancashire batsman Neil Fairbrother.