HCC Bonfire & Firework Display 2018

The biggest and best bonfire in Rossendale returns with the HCC Bonfire & Firework Display 2018

Saturday 3rd November
Gates open at 4.30pm for fairground access. Fire lit at 6.30pm, Fireworks from 7.00pm
Adults £4, Children £2. Familiy of four £10.
All welcome, full bar & catering available.

We are also still currently looking for volunteers to help out with our bonfire event. The times would be approximately 5:30pm – 10:00pm.

If you can help please could you add your name to the list on the club notice board or contact Andrew Lord on 07917033044

Junior Presentation Evening 2018

On Saturday 6th October 2018 we will be hosting our Junior Presentation Evening at HCC – the trophy presentations are planned to commence at 7.30pm.

The awards will include individual age group awards, team awards and is our opportunity to recognise all of the junior players who have represented Haslingden Cricket Club over the summer.

We will be holding our usual ‘Raffle’ as well as a ‘Bat Raffle’ on the evening to assist with our junior fundraising. We already have a number of generous donations / prizes lined up but could always do with more.

If anybody is able to donate any other suitable Raffle prizes from their employers, favourite restaurants or take-aways etc it would be very much appreciated – please contact Graeme Clarke.

An Information Leaflet providing details of the Winter Training Schedule and the 2019 Coaches will be available on the evening.

Bonfire – Saturday 3rd November

The bonfire volunteers list is now up on the club noticeboard.  If you can assist in any way on the night, please add your name to the list.

As in previous years we need a minimum of 40 volunteers (excluding catering volunteers) in order to run this event safely.

Your help will be gratefully received.  Thank you.

CriKIT Charity – A New Partnership for HCC

Haslingden Cricket Club are delighted to announce that we are to ‘Partner’ with the CriKIT Charity in order to recycle redundant cricket equipment and clothing from within our club and donate this to CriKIT.

CriKIT is a new, registered, non-profit making organisation set up by 17 year old Tom Robinson. Once CriKIT have received donations of kit and equipment from clubs such as ourselves, they will then arrange to ship it over to South Africa for the Kit to be distributed where best needed, most commonly in severly underprivileged South African Township areas. To make this possible CriKIT has formed a relationship with the Gary Kirsten Foundation who can distribute such kit where it is needed most. The kit will be given to individuals who need the equipment on a free issue basis with no money involved.

Kit collections at HCC will be arranged over the coming weeks and information will be distributed via email, twitter and in the club house regarding these collections.

If you would like to learn more about CriKIT, then please take a look at their website, a link for which is given below :

www.crikitcharity.org.uk

If any other Lancashire League club would also like to be involved in this project, then Tom can be contacted directly through the above website. Alternatively kit could be arranged to be dropped off at HCC on the specified collection dates which are as follows :

Friday 4 May, Friday 11 May, Friday 18 May & Friday 25 May – all from 6.30 to 8.00

SUMMER OPENING HOURS

Summer opening times – from Sat 14th April 2018

Monday – Thursday: From 7pm* until 9.30pm**

* On junior match nights, the Pavilion will be open from 6.00pm.

** Mon-Thurs the bar will remain open whilst demand is there and will only close at 9:30pm if no customers present.

Friday: From 4pm until 11pm

Saturday/Sunday: From 12noon until 11pm

JOHN WINTER – 1932 to 2018

The committee are much saddened to announce the passing at the age of 86 of our former President, 1st XI Captain and Honorary Life Member John Winter. Our sincere condolences go out to Maureen, his family and all his friends and our thoughts are with them all at this sad time.

In a 1st XI Career spanning 29 years from 1947 to 1976 John scored 7659 runs at an average of 16.8 with a highest score of 94 and with John passing the 50 mark on 58 occasions.

Despite suffering from illness in the past couple of years, John was still a regular visitor to Bentgate to watch the cricket when his health and the weather permitted. His passing is a sad loss to the Club.

John’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 25th. There will be a service at St Mary Magdalene, Gawthorpe Road, Burnley at 1.15pm and then Burnley Crematorium at 2.20pm.

Further information will be added this post as it becomes available.

Weather is Opening Weekend Winner

The relentless deluge of rain from above has finally resulted in all Lancashire League fixtures for this weekend being called off.

The 3rd XI fixtures are moved en bloc to Sunday 22 July.

A decision in relation to the 1st and 2nd XI fixtures will be made at the league meeting on April 25th.

With better weather forecast for the coming week, we look forward to starting the season next week.

 

Lancashire League – Social Media Reminder to all Members/Players

As the 2018 season of the Lancashire League rapidly draws upon us, please see below relevant guidelines and regulations adpoted by the Lancashire League which apply to all Member Clubs, their representatives, players and members. If anybody is found to be in breach of these guidelines then disciplinary measures against that person are likely to be put in action by the League. Please familiarise yourself with the guidelines and then we can all continue to look forward to the exciting season ahead.

Thank you

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