We are delighted to announce that cricket will return to Bentgate on Sunday 12th July.
As soon as the Government gave the green light for recreational cricket to recommence, the Rossendale Valley clubs moved quickly to set up a new competition to commence on Sunday 12th July at 1pm. These will be 40 over games, with the 2nd XI’s playing the reverse fixtures at the same time. See our fixtures page for more details.
3rd XI games have also been scheduled for the Valley clubs to start on Saturday 11th July, Stacksteads are playing these games in place of Ramsbottom. See our fixtures page for more details.
Everyone connected with Haslingden CC is extremely excited
about the grand re-opening of the bar on Saturday 4th July.
Our aim is to provide a safe environment for our customers
and our staff with full compliance to the latest rules and recommendations
provided by the Government.
If you have any symptoms or feel unwell, please stay at home.
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs from 7pm (closing time no earlier than 9:30pm), Friday from 3pm – 11pm, Saturday 12 – 11pm, Sunday 12 – 10pm.
Children are always welcome at Haslingden CC however all
must be supervised by a responsible adult and you must ensure they practice social
distancing rules at all times.
We have had to reconfigure the club seating and lower the capacity
to allow for social distancing. A maximum of 43 people are allowed in the main
bar at any one time. Tables will be allocated on a first come -first served
basis. Please wait to be seated by a member of staff as tables will need to be
cleaned before every use. (maximum of two households per table indoors)
We also have 12 outdoor tables (and an outdoor TV) for you to use (tables outside can accommodate up to 6 persons from different households). In inclement weather, seating in the function room is available.
Please do not move any tables and chairs as these have been
positioned to ensure social distancing guidelines are met. If you need
additional seating please speak to a member of staff.
Hand sanitiser stations are in place around the building and
we encourage visitors to use these frequently.
Customers will be required to provide identification (indoors only) for Track and Trace purposes, and will be advised of how and where to order from the bar and where to collect their order. All glasses will be cleaned thoroughly before every use.
All alcohol consumed (inside or outside) MUST be bought
from the club. Contactless payments are preferred however cash payments will be
Toilets will operate on a 1 in 1 out basis in both Ladies
and Gents except where small children can be accompanied by an adult.
Please bear in mind that we are all getting used to the new procedures and during busy periods you may have to queue or wait for your drinks order, please be patient and our staff will ensure you are served as soon as possible. Please also see our FAQs and our Risk Assessment document for more information.
We have formed a partnership with The Hut for a collection and eat-in food service at HCC and ‘The Hut by the Wickets’ will be up and running on the 4th July 2020 for our reopening. The Hut will then be open from Friday to Sunday each week. Please visit their website at www.thehutrossendale.co.uk or see them on Facebook and download their App.
We hope that the ECB & The Government will provide us
with promising news about the return of cricket sooner rather than later.
We thought it would be a good time to update you
regarding the club and cricket in general. We hope that all of our members
and supporters are safe and well and making what they can of these difficult
times. With the drop in infection numbers, it does seem that we are now
past the worst of the initial Coronavirus outbreak and there does appear
to be some light at the end of the tunnel.
From a financial point of view, the enforced closure of the club’s facilities has resulted in a drastically reduced revenue. A full diary of function bookings have had to be cancelled and currently our only regular income is from the HCC Monthly Draw. At £5 per number per month we thank everyone who has joined so far, but we are always on the lookout for new members and if you feel able to join in, please let us know (more information on the HCC Monthly Draw is here).
We would also like to thank all of those members and players
who have been able to pay their membership fees to support the club at this
difficult time. The good news is that we are confident that we are covered
in respect of all of our financial commitments in the short to medium term. We
have been able to take advantage of the Government Business Rates grant and we
have also secured funding from the Sport England Community Emergency Fund and
from the Warburtons Community Fund. This enables us to continue to pay all of
the bills that we cannot avoid such as utilities and insurances.
We should now be well into the cricket season and with the
excellent weather of late April and May, we would barely have missed a ball so
far which is hugely frustrating. We are entirely in the hands of the
government and the ECB for any prospect for cricket being played and with the
Lancashire League’s initial plan for a July start being no longer workable, we
wait to see when or if we will be allowed to take to the field. However in a
more positive development, we have worked hard to implement procedures which
adhere to the recently announced strict ECB guidelines to allow players young
and old to practice in the nets. We will endeavour to keep all members
updated regarding any further developments with regard to training or indeed
On a day to day basis, the club continues to function. Ian
Cameron is cutting the grass and keeping the whole ground in fantastic
condition so that we are ready for any play we may have this season.
We thank you for your support through these difficult and
unprecedented times. If anyone feels that they need support, the
organisation Opening Up promotes positive
mental health to clubs, players and coaches and they are offering a number of
online resources to support people at this time.
In the meantime, stay safe and look after yourselves and we
hope to be back open again soon.
We have received several enquiries about the possibility of resuming cricket practice in light of the updated guidance from the Government issued last night.
The guidance mentions exercise and sport but raises several detailed questions which need to be addressed. Until such time that the ECB issues updated guidance (which they have said that they hope to do later this week see this link: https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/1667951/ecb-update-on-the-recreational-game-12-may) the club and its facilities, including the outdoor nets, remain closed and should not be used until further notice.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope that there will be some positive news very soon.
We are sure that you are aware of
recent events surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and at this time of
uncertainty, we thought it appropriate to update you on how this is impacting
on our cricket club and how our members could help to ease the strain over the
The ECB has taken the decision to
suspend all junior and senior recreational cricket for the foreseeable future.
There has been a meeting of the Lancashire League Cricket Executive where it
was decided that there will be no Cup competitions apart from a T20 competition
and once sanctions are lifted, teams will play each other once with no
promotion or relegation. Clubs will not be penalised if they do not engage a
professional. It is envisaged that cricket will not commence until the
beginning of July at the earliest but obviously that will be kept under review.
As you will be aware the club
closed its doors on Friday 20th March in line with Government
guidelines and all events and functions have had to be cancelled. This will
have a significant financial impact on our club. Our Management Committee
have taken steps to reduce our outgoings during this period of closure and we
hope that there will be some financial support by way of grants from the
Government. We are currently waiting for confirmation with regards to
eligibility and accessing this funding.
Memberships – In the meantime, we are asking our members to continue to support the club by renewing their membership as soon as possible, where they are able to do so. We do know that some people have already renewed their membership and we are very grateful for that support. For those members who are players, we are asking you to pay a non-player membership at this time. Payments can be made by following this link.
Monthly Draw – In addition, we would ask if you could support the club by joining the Monthly Draw if you have not done so already. Entry is £5 per month per number and Prize money will be paid as follows: 1st prize 25% of the monthly pot, 2nd prize 15% of the monthly pot and 3rd prize 10% of the monthly pot. The first draw is tomorrow Saturday 28th March which will be publicised as best we can during the afternoon. To enter follow this link.
We thank you for your support through these difficult and unprecedented times. Stay safe and look after yourselves.
With the growing concern around coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to assure everyone that Haslingden CC are taking extra precautions to keep the clubhouse clean.
The health and well-being of our members and visitors is a priority and we encourage all to follow the precautions set by Public Health England to reduce the chances of passing and receiving the virus.
The Haslingden Cricket Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 27th January 2020 at 7.30pm in the pavilion.
All members are invited to attend and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to:
Review the club’s accounts for the financial year 1/10/2018 to 30/9/2019
Update you on developments and proposals both on and off the field before the 2020 season commences.
If you have any queries or questions prior to the meeting then please contact our Club Secretary Jayne Hunsley by email: email@example.com
The Club’s AGM is your opportunity to have your say and input into the running of your club. We would encourage you to please make every effort to attend as, if you are not in attendance, then you will not be able to vote on any item raised.
The Accounts and Annual Report will be circulated to members shortly.
Tickets are now available for our New Years Eve celebration on Tuesday 31st December and can be purchased in the clubhouse or from Neary’s Grocers.
Our full bar service will be available including a wide selection of gins and vodkas. We also have Prosecco & Champagne available to enjoy whilst enjoying the music and dancing to DJ Michael Sixsmith’s top tunes.
The evening begins at 7:30 until late, tickets are just £12.50 each which includes a buffet supper.
This is always a popular event so snap up your tickets a.s.a.p
On Thursday 12th December we will be holding an
“Opening Up” session for all members of the club.
Mental Health awareness is important for everyone involved
with the club, not just the players and so everyone is invited to the session
which will start at 7.30pm and last for approximately 30 minutes.
Day 1 is now finished. 80 miles from Lord’s to Northampton via Wembley, St Albans and Milton Keynes have been completed. Here are some photo’s from the day, some very exhausted people on the last one at the hotel!