CriKIT Charity – A New Partnership for HCC

Haslingden Cricket Club are delighted to announce that we are to ‘Partner’ with the CriKIT Charity in order to recycle redundant cricket equipment and clothing from within our club and donate this to CriKIT.

CriKIT is a new, registered, non-profit making organisation set up by 17 year old Tom Robinson. Once CriKIT have received donations of kit and equipment from clubs such as ourselves, they will then arrange to ship it over to South Africa for the Kit to be distributed where best needed, most commonly in severly underprivileged South African Township areas. To make this possible CriKIT has formed a relationship with the Gary Kirsten Foundation who can distribute such kit where it is needed most. The kit will be given to individuals who need the equipment on a free issue basis with no money involved.

Kit collections at HCC will be arranged over the coming weeks and information will be distributed via email, twitter and in the club house regarding these collections.

If you would like to learn more about CriKIT, then please take a look at their website, a link for which is given below :

If any other Lancashire League club would also like to be involved in this project, then Tom can be contacted directly through the above website. Alternatively kit could be arranged to be dropped off at HCC on the specified collection dates which are as follows :

Friday 4 May, Friday 11 May, Friday 18 May & Friday 25 May – all from 6.30 to 8.00

Weather is Opening Weekend Winner

The relentless deluge of rain from above has finally resulted in all Lancashire League fixtures for this weekend being called off.

The 3rd XI fixtures are moved en bloc to Sunday 22 July.

A decision in relation to the 1st and 2nd XI fixtures will be made at the league meeting on April 25th.

With better weather forecast for the coming week, we look forward to starting the season next week.


Lancashire League – Social Media Reminder to all Members/Players

As the 2018 season of the Lancashire League rapidly draws upon us, please see below relevant guidelines and regulations adpoted by the Lancashire League which apply to all Member Clubs, their representatives, players and members. If anybody is found to be in breach of these guidelines then disciplinary measures against that person are likely to be put in action by the League. Please familiarise yourself with the guidelines and then we can all continue to look forward to the exciting season ahead.

Thank you

Lancashire League social media


Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice for all Members of Haslingden Cricket Club.

The Annual General Meeting of Haslingden Cricket Club will take place at 7.30 PM on Monday 29th January at Haslingden Cricket Club.

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible attending this meeting and encourage all to attend.

AGM booklets will be issued via email and in hard copy in due course.


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

Fixtures & League Update for 2018

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.

T20 Competition

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.

Third XI

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.




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.

Sachith’s Profile