“I’ve loved cricket since I was a child
and when we moved into Alvechurch
in the late 90’s it was inevitable that we
would gravitate to the club. When my 2
sons also showed an interest I qualified as
a coach and got more involved, and the
Club has become a pretty significant part
of my life - Cricket clubs are a great place
to make good friends.
“I’m much better the other side of the
bar; and know that along with many of
the volunteers that make the club work,
you do the best you can amongst juggling
your family and work commitments. You
do get a lot of satisfaction from knowing
that the club has hosted a really good
party and that people want to come back.
“There’s a sense of pride that the
club (and 20 volunteers) helped a major
community event on Sunday 3rd May
become a major success. The day actually
produced a successful world record…
operation teddy bear, and saw over 2500
people visiting the club during the day
and evening’s entertainment.
“Being located in the centre of the
village is a major plus, but with that comes
the fact that we are very constrained for
land…we would love more space for
spectators when games are taking place.
We try and upgrade the facility each year
and will shortly be having our driveway
lit, which will make a big difference to
making our entrance more welcoming.
“Like most sports club there’s lots of
improvements we would like to make,
and certainly we know we have to be
commercially aware for a sustainable
future and good corporate sponsors are
a vital part of this, along with ensuring
more use is made of the facilities,
especially in the close season. We have
good relationships with other sports clubs
and are exploring ways we can all benefit
from working together.
“We have a number of daytime users,
with a diverse range of groups, such as a
theatre group, morris dancers, local PTA
meetings and other community groups.
We have regular functions which include
children’s birthdays, landmark birthday
bashes, christenings, wedding receptions
and we play an important role in the
largest community day of the year, the
annual picnic in the park.
“We have the cheapest bar in the
village and our prices for hiring the venue
will be hard to beat - after all we want to
get the venue used more.”
Club Representative, Pete Gwilliam
Anyone interested in booking the
venue should contact Pete on 07960
Hillscourt is set in the beautiful
Lickey Hills, just on the outskirts of
Birmingham, offering a unique
Hillscourt has become an increasingly
popular wedding venue in recent
years and offers a warm and friendly
environment. We pride ourselves on
quality service at affordable proces.
The centre has been refurbished to a
high standard over recent years.
• Excellent catering
• Fully licensed bar
• Complomentary bridal suite
• 55 en-suite bedrooms
• Attractive grounds and garden
• Secure car parking
• Friendly and helpfull staff
• Good value for money
Hillscourt, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8RS.
Tel: 0121 457 6100 Fax: 0121 457 6111