As we approach the weekend and after yet another period of difficult weather, there is a change to the schedule of friendlies previously announced, We now see our 1st XI at the CDM Windows Bentgate Ground on both Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April. It is expected that most of the players available in the senior squads will feature over the course of the weekend. The 1st XI games are expected to start around 12.45 and are 40 over matches.
Saturday 8th April – 1st XI – Elton CC – HOME
Sunday 9th April – 1st XI – Heyside – HOME
Sunday 9th April – 2nd XI – Woodbank – AWAY
Saturday 15th April – HCC Combined Squad Game – Home
With our first senior friendlies due to be played this weekend, our 1st XI Captain provides an amusing anecdote of his first experience as a young 14 year old of a weekend of 1st XI friendlies away on the Flyde Coast
Click below for Phill’s story – Characters incl Dasher / Keegs and others all make appearances.
Captains Blog – Friendlies
Haslingden Cricket Club are delighted to announce the signing of 25 year old South Australian Nicholas Benton as our Professional for the 2017 season.
Nick is a right arm medium fast bowler and right hand bat. Nick made his debut for South Australia in the 2014/15 season and plays his Grade A cricket in Australia with the Port Adelaide Cricket Club.
We look forward to welcoming Nick to the CDM Windows Bentgate Cricket Ground and our speclal thanks go to Brendan McArdle for his assistance in relation to us signing Nick for 2017. Thanks also to Barry Knowles for all his efforts behind the scenes .
Joan, Bryan, Ann, Graham, Barry and their families would like to express their thanks to all who attended the funeral service at Accrington Crematorium and afterwards here at the Club.
Their thanks also for the donations made to Haslingden Cricket Club in memory of Jos.
The HCC Senior Presentation Afternoon will take place in the members lounge on Sunday 18 December from 2pm with the presentation of trophies expected to commence around 3pm. The afternoon will celebrate individual and team success in 2016 with the 3rd XI retaining their Championship, the 2nd XI winning the Telegraph Cup and the 1st XI being runners up in the Worsley Cup.
All Welcome !!!!
Haslingden CC are delighted to announce the appointment of Phill Hayes as 1st XI captain. 2017 is going to be a massive year both for the club and the new expanded Lancashire league and we know that Phill is relishing the opportunity to take on the new challenges that lie ahead of us.
At the same time as announcing our new captain, we would also like to place on record our thanks to Alex Coleman who has undertaken this role over the past two seasons and who remains as a key player in our 1st XI squad.
The committee are very sad to announce the passing of our former player Alan W Massicks over the weekend. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and in particularly his sister Anne who cared for Alan through his illness, daughter Sophie & nephew Ryan. Our thoughts are with them all at this sad time.
Many tales will undoubtedly be recounted over the coming days and weeks as Alan brightened up so many days, in so many ways for so many people. RIP Mad Dog.
Alan’s funeral will take place at Burnley Crematorium on Thursday 20 October at 1.40pm. For those who want to celebrate Alan’s life and share in a whole host of memories with friends and family, drinks at Haslingden Cricket Club will follow the service.
Haslingden CC are delighted to announce that they have appointed Joe Scuderi as Head Coach at the CDM Windows Bentgate Ground covering both the Junior and senior sections of the club.
In announcing the appointment, Cricket Committee Manager Barry Knowles noted :
“We are delighted that Joe has agreed to come on board as Head Coach to help develop and improve the talent we have at the club and to drive the club forward to more success. Without question, Joe was one of the best Professionals the league has had in recent years. He had fantastic cricketing ability and just as important, he had the passion and will to win that produced a lot of success at the clubs he played for. He comes with a wealth of coaching experience both in the UK and abroad and I am sure he will be a great addition to the club.”
On accepting the appointment, Joe commented :
“I’m looking forward to the exciting opportunity and challenge of working with Haslingden CC to develop existing senior players and to also help progress players from juniors to seniors in what will be a new era of the Lancashire League.”
Joe’s work will start in earnest early in 2017 as pre season preparations commence. The work will continue over the summer months when it is targeted that we will have progressed our outdoor state of the art non turf practice facility in order to enhance the benefits this appointment can bring to the club.
As well as his cricketing and coaching skills, Joe is also an accomplished drummer. If you want an early chance to meet Joe then his band “The Joe Publix” are performing at HCC on Friday 30 September playing a set including The Clash, The Jam, Madness, Ska and many many more. Doors are open from 7.00 and ADMISSION IS FREE !!!
We look forward to seeing the results in 2017.
Haslingden Cricket Club are delighted to announce a new 3 year partnership with CDM Windows, Doors and Conservatories whereby the famous Bentgate Cricket Ground will now be refered to as the “CDM Windows Bentgate Ground” when mentioned in matchday announcements, in the press and in articles on the LL website. The club would especially like to thank Andrew Hernon from CDM for his willingness to support the club in this way.
Congratulations to both our 1st XI and 2nd XI sides who have made it to their respective cup finals. This is a fantastic achievement and one which is matched by Burnley CC who will be the opposition in both finals. The finals should be two very competitive games with both Burnley sides sitting in second place in the league and both HCC sides sitting in fourth.
The 1st XI travel to Turf Moor for their final on Sunday 7th August.
The 2nd XI final however is this Sunday, 24th July at Bentgate – details below.
Why not start off cup final Sunday with a breakfast from KL Catering – served in the pavilion from 10.00 to 11.30.