In 1974 the club changed its name to ‘Upton Cricket Club’, and plans were made to replace the kitchen and tearoom at a cost of between £5,000 and £10,000, but due to the worsening economic situation, the brewery who were to provide the loan for the project, had to withdraw. In the event, the existing kitchen and tearoom were retained. The possibility of re-opening the tennis section was also investigated, but with an estimated cost of £12,000 it was decided that it was impractical.
The club tried to buy the ground from Leverhulme Estates in 1976, but they were not prepared to sell the land.
In 1977, with assistance of a loan from the brewery, a new kitchen was built and the tea room was renovated, also, the score box was moved from its old site and built into the front of the tea room.
On 5th May 1985 (May Bank Holiday) the hut on the back pitch was burnt down, a replacement hut was supplied and installed in a more convenient position, nearer the main pavilion. The following year central heating was installed in the pavilion and the bar area was refurbished.
Early in 1989 the old wooden groundsmans hut was burnt down, this was replaced by a concrete building. Leverhulme Estates negotiated an increase in ground rent which was still only £120 per annum rising in stages, £750 in 1990, £1,000 in 1991, £1,500 in 1992 and £2,000 per annum from 1993 onwards.