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.
We are delighted to announce that our professional for 2020 is Senuran Muthusamy. Senuran is an allrounder from Durban who bats left-handed and bowls left arm orthodox spin. He represents the Dolphins franchise and KwaZulu Natal in South Africa’s domestic cricket.
Senuran has excellent statistics at First Class and List A level where he has so far scored almost 5000 runs and taken over 200 wickets. He has also played 2 test matches for South Africa in the recent series in India (2019) where his first test wicket was that of Virat Kholi. The all-rounder has impressed at every level of cricket in South Africa and took the Player of the Year award for the Dolphins franchise in 2017/18.
Senuran is the 5th South African to play for Haslingden following in the footsteps of Peter Swart (1974 to 1977), Stephen Jones (1980), Rob Bentley (1982) and more recently Burton de Wett in 2015.
Everyone at HCC looks forward to welcoming Senuran in April and we wish him well for the 2020 campaign.
We thank you all for your ongoing support and membership of HCC and would take this opportunity to remind all our members that HCC subscriptions for 2020 are due on 1st January and prompt payment would be much appreciated. Membership prices for 2020 have remained the same as 2019. The expiry date of your loyalty card will be set to 31st March 2021 upon receipt of cleared funds.
Payments can be made by cash, or card at the Bar, by BACS (please email us for bank details) or online by clicking on this link Pay Membership.
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.
Saturday 14th September 2019 – Third XI v Rochdale
A young Haslingden Third XI travelled to Rochdale for the
final game of the season on Saturday for the 4th, 5th and
6th place play off when captain Jeff Stanton lost the toss and was
asked to field first. A steady start by Rochdale resulted in an early bowling
change and Olivia Blomley provided the breakthrough with the score on 19 for 1.
She followed up with a further wicket and when 14-year-old Lucas Bargh was
introduced to the attack he bowled an excellent spell of eight overs, three
maidens 3 for 22. He was ably assisted
by Joe Hayton who bowled eight overs, two maidens 1 for 14 as the Haslingden
spinners took control of the game. The score at that stage was 97 for 6, but
unfortunately for Haslingden the Rochdale number 6 was just playing himself in
before unleashing an end of innings onslaught which took the Rochdale score to
159 for 7 from their 40 overs.
The Haslingden batsmen made a stuttering start, and the team
were reduced to 65 for 7 before 13 year old Jack Fuller joined his more
experienced captain and they put on an impressive partnership of 47, during
which time the team passed the score of 109 which was required to give them the
one point needed to finish in fifth place in the league table. When Fuller was
eighth man out with the score on 112 the innings quickly subsided to 121 all
out leaving Jeff Stanton stranded on a solid 31 not out. Leon Brennan with 17,
Joe Hayton with 19, Lucas Bargh with 11 and Jack Fuller with 13 were the other batsmen
to reach double figures. The wickets were spread between the eight bowlers used
by Rochdale. Twelve points to Rochdale who finish in 6th place and
two points to Haslingden who finish 5th. Haslingden 3rd
XI used 20 players during the season including seven debutants from the junior
section. Leon Brennan was top run scorer with 153 runs and the leading wicket
taker was Lucas Bargh with 22 wickets.
The team can feel very pleased with their 5th place finish,
welcomed Rishton to Bentgate for the final home game of the Lancashire League
season. Graham Knowles was the home team
captain in the absence of the injured Joe Sipocz, he lost the toss and Haslingden
were asked to bat first. Haslingden started poorly and were 3 for 2 when
Matthew Griffin was out for two in the third over, Nathan Thornton having
already been dismissed without scoring. Sub-professional Neels Bergh and Sean
Hunsley put on 31 for the third wicket before Hunsley was caught at gully for
8. Bergh followed shortly afterwards for
22 with the score on 42 for 4. Graham
Knowles and Lawrence Adlum put on 34 for the fifth wicket before Adlum was
stumped for 6. Oliver Cameron scored 8
and when he was dismissed the score was 90 for 6. Graham Knowles top scored for Haslingden with
45 but was bowled with the score on 103. Jordan Shannon was dismissed without
scoring, Oliver Nicholls followed shortly afterwards for 1 with the score on
104 for 9. Last pair Oliver Lord and Ethan Stanton put on 19 in a vital last
wicket partnership before Lord was bowled for 12, Haslingden finishing on 123
all out. Rishton spinner Luke Eddleston took
4 for 46 from his 15 overs.
started brightly until Oliver Lord removed Richie Fox who was caught behind by Ethan
Stanton for 8 when the score was on 20. Matthew Griffin took a stunning one-handed
return catch to remove the Rishton sub professional Ashen Silva for 12 and
Neels Bergh removed the hard hitting Sajid Patel for 36 to reduce Rishton to 69
for 3. Sean Hunsley and Neels Bergh
reduced the scoring rate with some accurate bowling backed up by some excellent
fielding. When Hunsley bowled the Rishton captain Brad Boddie for 7 with the
score on 78 for 5, the pressure told on the Rishton middle order and, with Hunsley
taking four wickets and Bergh three, Rishton were reduced to 98 for 9. Danny Curran and Matthew Bradley took the
score to 112 before Curran was caught by Oliver Nicholls off the bowling of
Oliver Lord and Haslingden won by 11 runs.
Sean Hunsley was the pick of the bowlers taking 4 for 32 from his 15
overs, Neels Bergh took 3 for 22 from his 13 overs. 12 points to Haslingden and 6 points to
Sunday 8th September 2019 – 2nd XI v Church
Haslingden travelled to Blackburn Road to take on Church 2nd XI in their final game of the season. The Church captain McDonagh won the toss and asked the Division 2 Champions to bat first on what was a very soft and difficult wicket. Matthew Sudworth and Jeff Stanton opened the innings and put on 67 for the first wicket before Sudworth was out for a rapid 43. Stanton was third out for 30 when the score was 102. The other batsmen who made double figures were Alex Jeffrey with 20, Tom Richards 17 and Joseph Blomley 12 in the very competitive Haslingden total of 158 all out from 44 overs.
Haslingden made short work of bowling out Church for a total of 45 in 23 overs. Only Nathaniel Young reached double figures. The wickets were shared between the Haslingden bowlers with Alex Jeffrey taking 3 for 21 from 9 overs and Tom Horrocks taking 3 for 10 in his 7 overs. 16 year old Niall Clarke took 3 for 5 in his 3 overs which included an excellent slip catch by Matthew Sudworth and 14 year old Lucas Bargh took the other wicket to fall when he dismissed Muneeb Alam for 2. The average age of both sides was very low with a lot of promising youngsters on both teams. 12 points to Haslingden and 2 points to Church.
17 year old Tom Horrocks finished as the leading 2nd XI wicket taker in Division 2 of the Lancashire League with 42 wickets for the season.
Sunday 1st September 2019 – First XI v Great Harwood
First XI travelled to Great Harwood for their final away game of the season.
Unfortunately, the ground was deemed to be unfit for play as the wicket was
extremely wet and the umpires called off the game shortly after 2.30pm. 3
points to each team.
Sunday 1st September 2019 – Second XI v Great Harwood
Great Harwood were the visitors to Bentgate as the Haslingden Second XI sought the five points they required to be promoted as 2019 Champions to Division One. Captain Tom Richards won the toss and decided to bowl first in a rain affected game. Haslingden got off to a good start and two wickets from Alex Jeffrey reduced Great Harwood to 8 for 2 early on. There were then several interruptions for rain, with the covers coming on and going off on at least three occasions in a short space of time. When the game finally resumed, the match was reduced to 37 overs a side and Great Harwood moved the score onto 62 before Zeain Ali was out, caught by an excellent catch by vice-captain Ian Cameron to be the first of Joe Hayton’s five wickets. The Great Harwood middle order all scored over 20, and when Jason Kayley was bowled by Tom Horrocks the score was 141 for 7. Haslingden stuck to their task and the last wicket fell in the final over as Great Harwood posted a score of 158. Joe Hayton was the pick of the Haslingden bowlers with 5 for 48 in his 11.4 overs.
Thornton and Matthew Sudworth opened the batting and put on a classy 55 before
Thornton was out lbw for 19. Sudworth
followed shortly afterwards for the innings’ top score of 39 when the score was
65 for 2. The next batsmen struggled to
score quickly, but Oliver Nicholls and Tom Horrocks gave the innings momentum
and when Tom Richards joined Nicholls in the middle the score was 119 and
Haslingden required 38 from 9 overs. Nicholls was out for 20 with the score on
127, by which time Haslingden had achieved the five points they needed to be
Champions. When Joe Hayton was out with
the score on 145, Haslingden required 12 from 2 overs to reach the revised
Duckworth Lewis target of 156. Richards
stepped up a gear and in a fitting finale to the last home game of the season
he smashed the third ball of the last over for six to take the score to 160 and
Haslingden won by three wickets.
Twelve points to Haslingden and they are Division 2 Champions for 2019 with one game still to play. A presentation of the cup and individual trophies was made after the game by Mike Bibby, Chairman of the Lancashire League.