T20 is Back – Time for the Maroon & Gold + New Kit for 2018

T20 cricket returns to Bentgate this summer with the first home tie on Friday 1st June against local rivals Ramsbottom. The first home game is quickly followed on 8 June with another home tie against rivals Rawtenstall. Our home fixtures in the group stage conclude on Friday 29 June with our visitors coming from Norden.

All games commence at 6.15 pm. Live entertainment follows each game and is included within the entry price which is just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

Support the 1st XI boys and enjoy a fun family night out at your club – absolute bargain !!



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 :


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

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.



On Friday 20 April we are holding a Curry night / Disco / Karoke to welcome our New Professional to HCC.

The food is being provided by the excellent Kismat takeaway and Bobby (the owner) will be in attendance on the evening.

Bookings & payment must be made in advance at the Bar and by Tues 17th April at the latest. Your main course (choices below) will need to be specified when booking.

Mild Dish is Chicken Tikka Massala, Medium Dish is Lamb Bhuna & the Hot Dish is Chicken Jalfrezi.



HCC are delighted to announce that the Anthony Joshua v Joesph Parker Fight Night Event is on Live in the Pavilion on Saturday 31 March.

FREE ENTRY and ALL WELCOME – Full Bar Service available offering our usual selection of Quality Wines, Beers & Spirits.

Don’t miss this Knockout Event !!


Revised Winter Opening Hours 2018


In response to recent feedback from members and in order to establish a regular pattern of weekend opening, the club closing times from Fri-Sun will be no earlier than 8pm on Fri/Sat and 7pm on Sunday.

If there are insufficient customers to keep the bar open the club will close at these times. However if the club is busy or if there is a function on, the bar will remain open until numbers make it no longer viable.

Revised Winter opening times will therefore be;

Mon:           Closed

Tue:           Closed

Wed:          From 7pm – variable opening linked to Aviation Club

Thu:            From 7pm

Fri:              4pm – 8pm*       *(later if demand dictates or function on)

Sat:             1pm – 8pm*       *(later if demand dictates or function on)

Sun:           1pm – 7pm*       *(later if demand dictates or function on)

The club can be opened outside of these standard hours for functions as demand dictates.

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