MCC to HCC bike ride – Day 1

Day 1 is now finished. 80 miles from Lord’s to Northampton via Wembley, St Albans and Milton Keynes have been completed. Here are some photo’s from the day, some very exhausted people on the last one at the hotel!

Keep going all, only a few more miles to go…

Our fundraising site can be accessed here: www.gofundme.com/mcc2hcc

Day 1 route
at Lord’s ready to go
At Wembley
Safely at the hotel in Northampton

From the MCC to HCC

You may be aware that on this Friday the 26th July a group of junior coaches and supporters from Haslingden Cricket Club are taking on a unique biking challenge.

They will be setting off from Lord’s Cricket Ground in London and riding the 224 miles north back to Haslingden Cricket Club.  

They are travelling over three days and will arrive back at Bentgate on Sunday 28th July during the late afternoon to be welcomed by a cricket match being played between an HCC Legends Team v The Ramsbottom Traders.

Please support this fantastic fundraising effort by visiting our Go Fund Me page here: www.gofundme.com/mcc2hcc

All funds raised will go towards improving provision and facilities at the club. We are also planning to support the local community and make a donation to Rossendale Hospice.

The Riders are:

Steven Abraham, Graeme Clarke, Crystal Clayton, George Farrell, Andy Horrocks, Paul Mercer, Deborah Scott, Jeff Stanton and Dave Strachan.

Club Chairman Andrew Lord and Treasurer Mark Parsons will be manning the support vehicle.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all of our sponsors for their support.

Boxing Day at HCC

On Boxing day we have a family day at HCC. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Christmas with a few drinks after a hectic Christmas Day and it is free entry. The club is open from 12 noon until 7pm, there are games for children plus Sky Sports and BT Sport.

Our opening times over the festive period and New year:

Mon 24th December – Christmas Eve – closed

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

Wed 26th December – Boxing Day – 12noon to 7pm (last orders 6.30pm)

Thurs 27th to Sun 30th December – Normal Opening Hours

Mon 31st December – New Years Eve celebration party – Club Open from 6pm until late, this is a ticket only event. 

The Club will then reopen on Thursday 3rd  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 2019.

New Years Eve 2018

Tickets are now available for our New Years Eve celebration on Monday 31 December and can be purchased in the clubhouse or from Neary’s Grocers.

Our full bar service will be available including a wide selection of gins. We also have Prosecco & Champagne available to enjoy whilst enjoying the music and dancing to DJ Michael Sixsmith’s top tunes.

The evening begins at 7:30 until late, tickets are just £12.50 each which includes a buffet supper.

This is always a popular event so snap up your tickets a.s.a.p.

Children’s Christmas Party 2018

Sunday 9th December, 3pm Start (club is open beforehand from 12pm)

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 associated costs.