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
Unfortunately the annual ‘Pig’ competition due to be played this weekend has had to be cancelled due to weather & course conditions. A revised date will follow in due course.
The Grasmere Pig Competiton is back.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at Royal Rossy – 9.24am start.
Beers and Banter at HCC afterwards.
The date also coincides with the HCC Christmas Sunday Lunch running from 1pm.
All players would be able & welcome to partake in some good homecooked food after the competition.
Please contact Firg to confirm place, 07917 323507 for the comp. (Food reservations with KL Catering).
As agreed at the recent players meeting, Joe Sipocz has arranged New Year fitness training sessions to be held at Lean Fitness (Oak Mill, Manchester Road, Crawshawbooth, BB11 5PW). The sessions will run initially at 7.15pm on Monday and Thursday evenings starting on Monday 8 January and Thursday 11 January respectively. The cost of the fitness sessions is not included within the playing membership and so players are requested to bring £20 to the first session of January & February to cover each month, or if this is a problem, please liaise with Joe and bring £2.50 per session. Once the indoor nets start on Monday 19th February, the Monday night session will move to Tuesday.
Indoor Nets are confirmed at Accrington Academy and the cost of these sessions is included within the playing membership. Nets will be on Monday evenings from 7.45pm to 9.15pm starting on 19th February and running as follows :
19th February 2018
26th February 2018
5th March 2018
12th March 2018
26th March 2018
Joe Scuderi will be coaching at the sessions on February 26th, March 12th and March 26th.
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
Sunday 10th December, 3pm Start (club is open beforehand from 1pm)
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 costs.
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.
Haslingden Cricket Clubs’ Head Coach – Joe Scuderi (Scud) is now available for 1:1 coaching at HCC. This coaching is available for all HCC junior & senior members if you want Joe to hone the skills of your young cricketer or need assistance to overcome a problem you are having with the game.
1 : 1 coaching is available with Joe on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
If you are interested in this facility, please contact Joe directly to arrange your session. Joe can be contacted on :
07760 424295 (if you cannot make contact via a call, please send Joe a text then he can reply).
The HCC committee are determined to make major steps in improving the facilities of Haslingden CC for players, supporters and the wider community but we cannot do it without YOU, our members, friends and family helping YOUR CLUB. Our main target for 2016 is to build a modern ‘non turf’ practice facility for our junior and senior players. Can you consider assisting either by :
HELPING US TO BUY THE METRES – ARE YOU WILLING & ABLE TO DONATE – £125 HELPS US TO BUY ½ METRE. Of course smaller donations are more than welcome as every pound really will help. If you are able to commit more, then of course this would also be much appreciated.
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS – a limited number of these memberships still remain open.
SPONSORSHIP – opportunities exist as noted in recent communications.
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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.