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
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.
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.
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.
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 latest “bulletin”.
A senior players meeting for all 1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI players was held at HCC on Thursday 19 October.
CRICKETING CHANGES AT HCC – 20 Nov
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 !!!!