Charity Cricket Match

In memory of Louise Wallage and in aid of St Nicholas Hospice we are hosting a cricket match at Manor Road on Monday 2 May 2022 at 1pm.

Why not make a day of it? We have a HCC Ladies v’s Parents match in the morning starting at 10am.

Suffolk Indoor Women’s Cricket Festival

On 28 November 2021 Suffolk Cricket held an indoor cricket competition at South Lee School with Bury St Edmunds CC that was attend by our own ladies team along with teams from Ely CC, Sudbury CC, and Chippenham CC.

The competition was based on the rules of pairs cricket with the ability for teams to gain and lost runs.

The Haverhill ladies showed some strong performances up against good competition from the other teams. You can see their results below.

GameCompetitor’s Team NameCompetitor ScoreHaverhill Score
2Hits ‘N’ Misses (Sudbury)1866

2021 Presentation Evenings

We had much to celebrate this year after a season jam packed full of cricket and the arrival of many new members.

The youth section along with our woman and girls section held a joint presentation evening on Friday 24th September, meanwhile the seniors held a separate presentation evening in September.

Senior Awards

We will publish these shortly.

Junior Awards

You can view a selection of photos from the youth presentation evening by checking out our photo gallery.

Award NameAward Winner
Best BowlerRiley S.
Best BatterRiley P H.
Best FielderAlfie F.
Dedicated TrainerHayden A.
Most Improved PlayerGrace L.

Woman and Girls Awards

You can view a selection of photos from the women and girls presentation evening by checking out our photo gallery.

Award NameAward Winner
Most Improved PlayerYasmin
Players PlayerGrace
Coaches PlayerAshleigh

U13’s Cambridgeshire league Champions

On Thursday 8th July 2021, Haverhill Cricket Club’s Under 13 team won their final game to become league champions in the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association (CYCA) league.

Their final game was at home against Coton CC U13’s where HCC won the toss and elected to bat first.

Haverhill scored an impressive 137 runs before being all out after 17.4 overs. When Coton CC went into bat they managed to almost stay in for their entire innings but ended on a respectable 75 runs off 19.1 overs.

HCC Cricket Week

This year we will be holding Cricket Week from Monday 26th July to Sunday 1st August with a variety of fixtures and other events organised throughout the week.

Monday 26th July

9am to 3:15pm – Junior Cricket Camp for children aged 4 to 15 – Run by Dellar Sports Coaching. Email to book a place.

6:30pm – Under 13 T20 Game – Haverhill CC Vs TBC.

Tuesday 27th July

9am to 3:15pm – Junior Cricket Camp for children aged 4 to 15 – Run by Dellar Sports Coaching. Email to book a place.

6pm to 8pm – Senior Team Training.

Wednesday 28th July

9am to 3:15pm – Junior Cricket Camp for children aged 4 to 15 – Run by Dellar Sports Coaching. Email to book a place.

6:30pm – Haverhill Midweek T20 – Haverhill CC Vs Ickleton CC.

Thursday 29th July

12pm – Under 15 County Cup Group 7 Game – Cambridgeshire CC Vs Suffolk CC.

6:30pm – NHS Suffolk T20 Cup – Haverhill CC Vs Sawston and Babraham CC.

Friday 30th July

12pm – Chairmans Day Game – HCC Chairmans XI Vs Gentlemen of Suffolk CC.

6pm to 8pm – Youth and Woman & Girls Training.

7pm to late – Music by our very own DJ Arg.

Saturday 31st July

12pm – Two Counties Div 1 Game – Haverhill CC Vs Woolpit CC.

7:30pm – HCC Anual Race Night.

Sunday 1st August

1:00pm – Suffolk Sunday League Div 5 Game – Haverhill CC Vs BT Waldringfield CC

Refurbished Facilities

After a 2020 season that saw little cricket action, members of the club and committee decided that the clubhouse and grounds needed some work carrying out to bring the facilities back to the excellent standard that members and visitors of HCC usually have available to them.

Many volunteers have spent their evenings and weekends these past few months inside the clubhouse, or outside over by the practice nets, and over by the area of land overgrown with brambles and weeds often referred to by members as the “wasteland” due its condition compared to the rest of the ground.

Continue reading below to find out more about the amazing work that has been undertaken and then checkout our photo gallery that documented the outcomes as well as some of the journey.

The Clubhouse

A team working inside the clubhouse have completely ripped out the old bar and kitchen area that was small and made the area appear dark. In its place the team have installed a brighter and more usable bar and kitchen that really makes that area of the clubhouse look and feel bigger despite it actually being the same size!

Other renovations to clubhouse have included updates to the downstairs toilets to make them more accessible, a new modern boiler to ensure we continue to have hot water and heating, and a new downstairs ceiling with brighter lighting.

The Practice Nets

Our practice nets have been heavily used since they were first installed in 2008 and although they have had minor repairs to the netting and the matting over the years, the netting had become quite worn out and with the lack of use during 2020 the matting’s condition had significantly worsened.

To the rescue came another group of volunteers to cut back overgrowing trees with branches hanging close to the nets to prevent further damage. The team also undertook the long and slow task of repairing the netting by stitching back together small tears and applying patches to the more damaged areas before moving onto cleaning the matting that had weeds and grass embedded within it.

Once these tasks were completed the nets really did look brand new again and were unrecognisable compared to before the work started. Not content with leaving it there however, the team gave the nets an upgrade by installing white sheeting around the batting end of the nets allowing both batters and bowlers to better focus.

The “Wasteland”

As we mentioned the “wasteland” is an area of the ground that has not been used by the club for many years, in fact this is where our old practice nets used to be prior to them being dismantled when our current practice nets were installed.

At over 1,000 m2 this is a large area of land that that we would like to begin using again particularly as the senior and youth sections continue to grow and the addition of our women and girls section is proving popular, this area of land would make an ideal additional training area.

Having completed the practice net refurbishment, the same team moved onto the much bigger project of clearing this area of brambles and other weeds. The team have after many pricks and stings managed to clear almost the whole area although they admit that a lot of work still lies ahead.

Work will continue throughout the season and into next season to ensure the brambles stop regrowing with the aim of eventually grassing the area as an extension to the outfield. It will be some time before players can start using the area but this is an important first step in ensuring the clubs future and providing excellent facilities for future generations.

Youth Coaching Start Date Announced

Our youth section training will start on Friday 16th April 2021.

As in previous seasons, training will run from 6pm to 8pm dependent on weather and light conditions.

This year youth training is open to anyone aged 6 to 15. The latest membership form and details regarding fees can be found on our Join the Club page.

Due to Covid-19, we would appreciate parents completing membership forms in advance and bringing the completed form with them to their childs first training session to help avoid queues and large groups forming on Friday evenings.

Christmas Raffle Fundraiser

Today, Haverhill CC have launched their Christmas Raffle to raise funds for the club after a difficult year. We did see cricket at all levels in a variety of different formats (including the formation of our women/girls team), but due to the lack of a full season and because of the COVID restrictions, funding has been a challenge.

If you would like to help the club, please buy a ticket(s). All monies raised will go towards the club – Plus you might just take home a new TV!

Covid-19: Latest ECB Guidance

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has prepared guidelines for cricket indoors. The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to venues, coaching providers and clubs on the steps they should take while undertaking cricket indoors. They should be read in conjunction with latest UK and Welsh Government regulations. These guidelines could change in response to the current COVID-19 Alert Level or other Government advice.

You can find the full ECB guidance in their document below:

Women’s Big Cricket Month! Club Focus – Haverhill CC

Our Head of Women and Girls has been chatting to Suffolk Cricket about HCC’s developing Women and Girls cricket section.

The article explores Emma’s own interest and involvement in cricket along with the clubs ambitions for our newest section of the club which is already making amazing progress with 25 women and girls regularly attending weekly training sessions at the club.

If you are interested in finding out more about playing cricket alongside our other women and girls please contact Emma on 07376 442994.

To read Emma’s interview with Suffolk Cricket please follow the link below to Suffolk Crickets own blog.

Women and Girls Cricket

Haverhill CC will be offering a FREE Women’s and Girls Cricket taster session at Manor Road on 27th July.

Please contact Emma on 07376 442994 to put your name down.

2020 Cricket Season has Started!

Finally, on Saturday the 2020 cricket started at Manor Road. 

The first game of the season was an inter-club friendly, seeing Liam Botten’s XI take on Craig Williams XI.

Liam’s team opened the batting and posted a score of respectable score of 169/7 within their 40 overs. After a short break for tea and hand washing/sanitising, Craig’s team started their run chase. At the end of their 40 overs the scores were tied at 169.

A great day was had by all who played and all those who came down to support the club and the bar.