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 once arranged.

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

Lancashire League social media

 

TESCO BAGS OF HELP FOR HASLINGDEN CC

Haslingden Cricket Club is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Any money received will go to drainage improvements on our ground which are much needed. We are one of three projects in our local region competing for the monies available in this round of funding so every vote for us will be vital.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February and our stores are Haslingden and Rawtenstall. Customers will cast their vote using the blue tokens given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. DON’T FORGET TO ASK FOR YOURS! Please encourage all friends and family members who may not be part of the club to vote for HCC and help us in this funding drive.

For full details of the scheme and our drainage project, please see the article below :

HCC – Bags of Help

Grasmere Pig 2017 – Postponed

Unfortunately the annual ‘Pig’ competition due to be played this weekend has had to be cancelled due to weather & course conditions. A revised date will follow in due course.

The Grasmere Pig Competiton is back.

Sunday 17th December 2017 at Royal Rossy – 9.24am start.

Beers and Banter at HCC afterwards.

The date also coincides with the HCC Christmas Sunday Lunch running from 1pm.

All players would be able & welcome to partake in some good homecooked food after the competition.

Please contact Firg to confirm place, 07917 323507 for the comp. (Food reservations with KL Catering).

Senior Winter Training & Nets 2018

FITNESS TRAINING

As agreed at the recent players meeting, Joe Sipocz has arranged New Year fitness training sessions to be held at Lean Fitness (Oak Mill, Manchester Road, Crawshawbooth, BB11 5PW). The sessions will run initially at 7.15pm on Monday and Thursday evenings starting on Monday 8 January and Thursday 11 January respectively. The cost of the fitness sessions is not included within the playing membership and so players are requested to bring £20 to the first session of January & February to cover each month, or if this is a problem, please liaise with Joe and bring £2.50 per session. Once the indoor nets start on Monday 19th February, the Monday night session will move to Tuesday.

INDOOR NETS

Indoor Nets are confirmed at Accrington Academy and the cost of these sessions is included within the playing membership. Nets will be on Monday evenings from 7.45pm to 9.15pm starting on 19th February and running as follows :

19th February 2018

26th February 2018

5th March 2018

12th March 2018

26th March 2018

Joe Scuderi will be coaching at the sessions on February 26th, March 12th and March 26th.

Children’s Christmas Party

Sunday 10th December, 3pm Start (club is open beforehand from 1pm)

I’m sure those of you who attended last year will confirm how good the annual children’s Christmas Party is which is run by the club’s Social Committee for our youngsters. The party is open to all junior members and their siblings who are in year 6 or below when they returned to school in September.  If you would like your son / daughter to attend then please add their name as soon as is practically possible to the list on the main notice board in the cricket club and complete an envelope (available from behind the bar) at the same time as requested.

There is a cap on numbers so attendance is on a first come, first served basis.

There is a small charge of £5 for the party for members which includes a disco, party games, party tea and a fabulous present for all the good little boys and girls from Father Christmas who makes a special visit to the club just for the party.

Non members are also welcome to attend – please see the noticeboard in the club for information and costs.