Sport Northern Ireland has today confirmed that 23 cricket clubs across Northern Ireland will receive a total of 330,119 from the Sports Sustainability Fund following a successful joint submission between Cricket Ireland, North West Cricket Union and Northern Cricket Union.

The Sports Sustainability Fund was established by the NI Executive to help address the economic consequences of the COVID-19 health pandemic on the sports sector.

It endeavours to minimise the financial stress on the sports sector due to lost income as a result of COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing restrictions so as to sustain the sector.

Cricket's allocation represents 1.47% of the total 22 395 800, ranking sixth of the totals received.

GAA 7 380 382, IFA 6 555 593, Golf 4 208 286, IRFU (Ulster Branch) 2 235 530 and Ice Hockey 407 565 were the main beneficiaries.

The recipient cricket clubs are:

  • Ardmore
  • Ballyspallen
  • Bready
  • Brigade
  • Burndennett
  • Donemana
  • Drummond
  • Eglinton
  • Fox Lodge
  • Glendermott
  • Killyclooney
  • Maghera
  • Newbuildings
  • Carrickfergus
  • Cregagh
  • CSNI
  • Dundrum
  • Holywood
  • Laurelvale
  • Lisburn
  • Templepatrick
  • Woodvale