16th May 2020
The committee is looking at the most recently published ECB guidelines (https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/1668576/ecb-guidelines-for-the-use-of-outdoor-cricket-facilities-in-lockdown) regarding the safe use of our net facilities and will communicate with everyone shortly. Until proper plans are put in place and are communicated, the practice facilities at the club remain closed.
12th May 2020
We have received several enquiries about the possibility of resuming cricket practice in light of the updated guidance from the Government issued last night.
The guidance mentions exercise and sport but raises several detailed questions which need to be addressed. Until such time that the ECB issues updated guidance (which they have said that they hope to do later this week see this link: https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/1667951/ecb-update-on-the-recreational-game-12-may) the club and its facilities, including the outdoor nets, remain closed and should not be used until further notice.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope that there will be some positive news very soon.
Dear Members and Players
We are sure that you are aware of recent events surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and at this time of uncertainty, we thought it appropriate to update you on how this is impacting on our cricket club and how our members could help to ease the strain over the months ahead.
The ECB has taken the decision to suspend all junior and senior recreational cricket for the foreseeable future. There has been a meeting of the Lancashire League Cricket Executive where it was decided that there will be no Cup competitions apart from a T20 competition and once sanctions are lifted, teams will play each other once with no promotion or relegation. Clubs will not be penalised if they do not engage a professional. It is envisaged that cricket will not commence until the beginning of July at the earliest but obviously that will be kept under review.
As you will be aware the club closed its doors on Friday 20th March in line with Government guidelines and all events and functions have had to be cancelled. This will have a significant financial impact on our club. Our Management Committee have taken steps to reduce our outgoings during this period of closure and we hope that there will be some financial support by way of grants from the Government. We are currently waiting for confirmation with regards to eligibility and accessing this funding.
Memberships – In the meantime, we are asking our members to continue to support the club by renewing their membership as soon as possible, where they are able to do so. We do know that some people have already renewed their membership and we are very grateful for that support. For those members who are players, we are asking you to pay a non-player membership at this time. Payments can be made by following this link.
Monthly Draw – In addition, we would ask if you could support the club by joining the Monthly Draw if you have not done so already. Entry is £5 per month per number and Prize money will be paid as follows: 1st prize 25% of the monthly pot, 2nd prize 15% of the monthly pot and 3rd prize 10% of the monthly pot. The first draw is tomorrow Saturday 28th March which will be publicised as best we can during the afternoon. To enter follow this link.
We thank you for your support through these difficult and unprecedented times. Stay safe and look after yourselves.
The Haslingden Cricket Club Committee
With the growing concern around coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to assure everyone that Haslingden CC are taking extra precautions to keep the clubhouse clean.
The health and well-being of our members and visitors is a priority and we encourage all to follow the precautions set by Public Health England to reduce the chances of passing and receiving the virus.
We are delighted to announce that our professional for 2020 is Senuran Muthusamy. Senuran is an allrounder from Durban who bats left-handed and bowls left arm orthodox spin. He represents the Dolphins franchise and KwaZulu Natal in South Africa’s domestic cricket.
Senuran has excellent statistics at First Class and List A level where he has so far scored almost 5000 runs and taken over 200 wickets. He has also played 2 test matches for South Africa in the recent series in India (2019) where his first test wicket was that of Virat Kholi. The all-rounder has impressed at every level of cricket in South Africa and took the Player of the Year award for the Dolphins franchise in 2017/18.
Senuran is the 5th South African to play for Haslingden following in the footsteps of Peter Swart (1974 to 1977), Stephen Jones (1980), Rob Bentley (1982) and more recently Burton de Wett in 2015.
Everyone at HCC looks forward to welcoming Senuran in April and we wish him well for the 2020 campaign.
We are delighted to announce that as from 1st March 2020, we are launching the HCC 1853 Monthly Draw.
Entry is £5 per month per number and Prize money will be paid as follows:
1st prize 25% of the monthly pot, 2nd prize 15% of the monthly pot and 3rd prize 10% of the monthly pot.
For more information and to join the draw, click here. The more people who participate, the greater the prizes.
The Draw will take place on the last Saturday of each month and regular updates will be provided via e-mail, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
We thank you all for your ongoing support and membership of HCC and would take this opportunity to remind all our members that HCC subscriptions for 2020 are due on 1st January and prompt payment would be much appreciated. Membership prices for 2020 have remained the same as 2019. The expiry date of your loyalty card will be set to 31st March 2021 upon receipt of cleared funds.
Payments can be made by cash, or card at the Bar, by BACS (please email us for bank details) or online by clicking on this link Pay Membership.