Around 40,000 lives a year in the UK are estimated to be saved each year by the machines, and a discussion about raising funds to acquire one for the club and wider community began during the 2019 season.
With a public footpath and cycle path running adjacent to the club entrance, members felt it was a necessity to have access to an on-site machine as soon as possible.
Adam Priest, club treasurer and employee of ICRTouch, said: “As an active member of Arreton Cricket Club, I mentioned the defibrillator cause to Colin Ringer, the owner of ICRTouch, and a resident of Arreton. He very generously donated to our fundraising campaign.
“At ICRTouch we understand how important a publicly accessible defibrillator can be to the local community, as these devices can significantly improve survival rates.
“I have recently been on a first aid training course which involved the use of a defibrillator.”
The club is now raising the extra funds required for an outdoor, heated storage box, to house the defibrillator in a more convenient location.