For information in relation to a number of changes and new appointments linked to the Cricketing Operations of the Club, please click on the link below for the “bulletin”.
A senior players meeting for all 1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI players will be held at HCC at 7.30pm on Thursday 19 October.
CRICKETING CHANGES AT HCC
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.
The phase 2 fixtures for the final part of the 2017 Lancashire league season for our 1st XI and 2nd XI are shown below with Todmorden being the opponents on Saturday 5 August :
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.