Sunday brought the last day of the bike ride. The weather was absolutely terrible. The Third XI game that had been rescheduled for early in the day was called off by 9am. The rain eased off slightly and it was hoped that we might get the HCC Legends v Ramsbottom Traders game on, but then the rain came down again and that was called off at 1pm.
This did not deter the HCC members and friends from coming to the club to welcome the very wet bike riders home. They arrived back at about 4.30pm having covered 224 miles over three days, and they all looked as fresh as daisies! But there were some very tired limbs.
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!
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
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
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.
On Saturday 6th October 2018 we will be hosting our Junior Presentation Evening at HCC – the trophy presentations are planned to commence at 7.30pm.
The awards will include individual age group awards, team awards and is our opportunity to recognise all of the junior players who have represented Haslingden Cricket Club over the summer.
We will be holding our usual ‘Raffle’ as well as a ‘Bat Raffle’ on the evening to assist with our junior fundraising. We already have a number of generous donations / prizes lined up but could always do with more.
If anybody is able to donate any other suitable Raffle prizes from their employers, favourite restaurants or take-aways etc it would be very much appreciated – please contact Graeme Clarke.
An Information Leaflet providing details of the Winter Training Schedule and the 2019 Coaches will be available on the evening.