Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice for all Members of Haslingden Cricket Club.

The Annual General Meeting of Haslingden Cricket Club will take place at 7.30 PM on Monday 29th January at Haslingden Cricket Club.

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible attending this meeting and encourage all to attend.

AGM booklets will be issued via email and in hard copy in due course.


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

Christmas Opening Times 2017

For all members and guests, please see below details of the HCC opening times over the Christmas period :

Sun 24th December – Christmas Eve – 3pm to 8pm (last orders 7.30pm)

Mon 25th December – Christmas Day – 12pm to 3pm (last orders 2.30pm)

Tues 26th December – Boxing Day – 1pm to 6pm (last orders 5.30pm)

Wed 27th December – CLOSED

Thurs 28th to Sat 30th December – Normal Opening Hours

Sun 31st December – New Years Eve – Club Open from 3pm

The Club will then reopen on Thursday 4th January

The committee of HCC would like to wish all of our members, guests and their families all the very best for a Happy Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year.

We look forward to you continuing to support YOUR CLUB in 2018.

HCC Christmas Sunday Lunch – 17 December

The Haslingden Cricket Club Sunday Lunch for 2017 will be held at HCC on Sunday 17 December.

Reservations are advisable and can be made between 1.00pm and 4.00pm and should be placed directly with Kat & Kane on 07894 086750.

All are welcome so please bring along friends and family for this festive feast.

Fixtures & League Update for 2018

The fixtures for the 1st XI and 2nd XI for 2018 have now been announced along with the Worsley Cup Draw and the T20 competition. Information regarding changes to the 3rd XI structure is also available.


In 2018 there are currently 24 teams in the league. Each club will play each other once with the teams finishing in the top 12 positions creating league division 1 in 2019 and those in the bottom 12 positions forming league division 2 in 2019. In 2018 the 2nd XI fixtures will be the reverse fixture to the 1st XI with the 2nd XI league then splitting into 2 separate divisions in 2019 based on the 2nd XI 2018 standings. The season theoretically starts on Sunday 15 April with the 1st XI at home v Clitheroe. Full fixtures for the remainder of the season can be found via the link below.

Worsley Cup / Telegraph Cup

16 clubs compete in round 1 of the two 50 over cup competitions in 2018 with the other 8 clubs receiving a buy. This means there is now one additional round in the competition compared to past years. HCC have been handed a challenging round 1 tie with our 1st XI travelling to Lowerhouse on Sunday 6 May whilst our 2nd XI will host Lowerhouse at CDM Windows Bentgate. All cup fixtures can be found via the link below.

T20 Competition

Some semblance of order has been returned to the T20 competition for 2018 with 4 regionalised groups of 6 teams being drawn. The top two teams in each group will proceed to the quarter final knock outs. HCC are in Division A East and we start the competition on Friday 1 June with a home match against local rivals Ramsbottom quickly followed by another home game v Rawtenstall on Friday 8 June. Full fixtures can be found on the link below.

Third XI

The introduction of further clubs to the league structure has also necessitated a rethink as to how the 3rd XI league should operate. The league has been split into 3 initial groups with each team in the group playing each other twice.  The winners of each group will then play off to decide the overall champion. Fixtures have not yet been announced, however the league groupings can be seen via the link below.



The Lancashire League Experience: Celebrating 125 Years of the Lancashire Cricket League

The Heritage Lottery Fund Roadshow will be visiting the CDM Windows Bentgate Cricket Ground on Thursday 30 November at 7.30 pm to make their presentation to members, supporters friends & family of Haslingden CC. Brian Heywood and fellow members of the Steering Group will be making the presentation.

We look forward to welcoming as many interested HCC people as is possible.

To summarise : The Lancashire Cricket League has received initial support from the National Lottery for its project ‘The Lancashire League Experience: Celebrating 125 Years of the Lancashire Cricket League’. The project aims to celebrate and preserve the heritage of the Lancashire Cricket League, which turns 125 years old in 2017.

Development funding of 28,600 pounds has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help the project to progress their plans across the League’s clubs in preparation for a full grant application of 338,100 pounds in 2018.

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will celebrate the history and heritage of the League’s 17 clubs, covering a large swathe of Pennine Lancashire, flanked by Colne, Clitheroe, Darwen, Ramsbottom and just over the border to Todmorden.

Further information is available on the Lancashire League Website and can be seen on the link below.


Senior Winter Training & Nets 2018


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 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.


Our 1st Gin Festival will be held at HCC on Saturday 21 October 2017 – 7.30 start with music.

The event is a FREE ENTRY EVENT and All are Welcome.

15 Quality Gins will be available along with a selection of tonics & mixers. Gins can be tasted and paid for individually.

However, for the Special Ticket Price of £15 – you can sample 5 gins and receive a Double of your favorite – Great Value !!

Full normal bar service will be also remain available.


Haslingden Cricket Club are pleased to announce the signing of Sachithra Pathirana as our professional for the 2018 season.

Sachithra is a spin bowling all rounder who currently represents Sri Lanka in the One Day format.

We look forward to welcoming Sachithra and his family next season and thank Rob Ashwell from Ace Cricket Exchange for all the work he has done in sorting out the deal and also our thanks to Barry Knowles for his efforts behind the scenes to secure this signing.

Sachith’s Profile