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In line with the Government’s roadmap to releasing lockdown, we would confirm that it is our plan to start training for the new season week commencing 29th March 2021. The Lancashire League season for the first and second XI’s start on Sunday 18th April and for the third XI on Sunday 11th April.
If the lockdown plan remains as currently planned, the club will reopen during the week commencing Monday 12th April.
Unless Covid 19 restrictions prevent travel, our professional for the season will be Grant Roelofsen from South Africa. More details about Grant are on the Senior News page.
It has been a long autumn and winter so far with plenty of uncertainty, however Haslingden Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of Grant Roelofsen as the new club professional for the 2021 season. Grant plays franchise cricket for the Dolphins in South Africa. Grant who comes off the back of an award winning season in 2019/2020 as he was named one-day player of the year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony in July.
Club captain Jordan Shannon stated “It is fantastic to have a player of Grant’s calibre to be with us for the 2021 season, he’ll strengthen the batting and add a high level of quality and experience to the top of the order, there’s no question about that. Hopefully he can be the catalyst to drive us into the top division. I wish him all the best for the forthcoming season”
Everyone at the club would like to send their best wishes to Grant and also thank Rob Humphries at World Sports Xchange for his work in securing a top quality professional for the 2021 season.
The club would also like to thank Jordan Shannon for all his efforts over the last few weeks and months.
Steve Hunsley, 6th January 2021
As you will be aware from today’s announcements, Lancashire (including Rossendale) will be moving into Tier 4 lockdown regulations as from midnight tonight. This means that there is no realistic prospect of the club reopening for some time to come. We are unable to re-open the club until we move into Tier 1 as we do not satisfy the Tier 2 regulations on providing food and the likelihood of that move seems somewhat remote at the present time, so sadly we have to remain closed. Whilst we would prefer to be open, we are in a reasonable financial position and will be able to reopen as soon as that is feasible. Our hopes are firmly pinned upon the successful and fast roll out of the vaccines.
You will also be aware, that the Annual General Meeting is usually held in January. At this moment in time, there is no prospect of social distancing rules being relaxed before the Spring of 2021. On that basis, we have had to accept that holding the AGM in January will not be possible. We have considered a virtual meeting but have decided that that would not be appropriate and therefore the Committee feel that the only viable option is to postpone the meeting until the Spring, hopefully in March 2021. Whilst this is not ideal, not being able to accommodate an appropriate number of members is unacceptable and does not meet the precise terms of our constitution. We will send out the normal documentation and information as to the date of the re-arranged meeting when it can be confirmed.
On a positive note, the Lancashire League fixtures for season 2021 have been released and at the moment it seems that the season will proceed as normal although that remains to be seen.
The December monthly draw will take place tomorrow at 11am and will be live on Twitter as usual. It will revert to the last Saturday of the month in January. We send a very large thank you for your continued support with the monthly draw.
In the meantime we wish you a Happy New Year and hope that 2021 proves to be a much better year than 2020.
With best wishes
The Committee, Haslingden Cricket Club
HCC in the snow December 2020
You will probably be aware that Lancashire moved into Tier 3 in the Coronavirus level shortly after midnight on Friday 16th October 2020. The result of this is that the club has had to close once again. We understand that this status will be reviewed by the government after four weeks. As soon as there is any change to our status, we will notify you via our website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Hut will open on a Sunday for provision of their delicious Sunday Roast Meals. If you would like to book a table please contact the Hut directly on 07493 356263 via Facebook, Twitter or on their app. Their Rawtenstall site is open as usual for collection and delivery.
We will be continuing to monitor the situation with regard to reopening and will run the monthly draw as usual. This will be live on Twitter on the last Saturday of the month. If you would like to join the draw please click here.
To enter your team please click on this link: https://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/ and select the option to Pick your team & Register
The pin for the HCC league can be obtained by contacting Oliver Nicholls.
More information on the operation of the Telegraph Fantasy Football League can be found here https://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/help
After the completion of the Surridge Sports Valley Challenge in July, the Lancashire League have arranged games for the Lancashire League clubs for each Sunday in August 2020 in the JW Lees President’s Cup. The clubs have been drawn in four groups and we have been drawn in Group 3 with Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe, Bacup and Rawtenstall.
We start on Sunday 2nd August away at Nelson. We then have three home games against Clitheroe, Colne and Bacup and finish on Sunday 30th August away against Rawtenstall. The 2nd XI play the reverse fixtures on the same dates.
The winners of each group will progress to the semi finals which will take place on Sunday 6th September with the final on Sunday 13th September.
This season’s 3rd XI competition is in three groups and will take place on Saturdays in August and September. We are in group A with Nelson, Walsden, Todmorden, Bacup, Norden and Rochdale. Our first game is on Saturday 8th August away at Nelson. We then have three home games against Walsden, Todmorden and Bacup and finish with two away games the final one being against Rochdale on Saturday 12th September.
All games start at 1pm and are 40 overs. 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 accepted.
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.
See you Saturday!
The HCC Committee
Dear Members and Players
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 months ahead.
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.
The Haslingden Cricket Club Committee
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.