Harlow Cricket Club


27 April 2014 - A message from your
new Chairman - Simon Radbourne

April 2014
The Members of Harlow Cricket Club

As winter draws to a close, and we look forward to the dawn of a new season your Club Committee thought it an appropriate time to update you as to what has been happening at your club, inform you of the progress on the New Clubhouse Project, and issue you with a plea of help to raise funds.
Winter nets have now all finished, which once again have been a great success especially with the younger colts and the senior teams.

The outdoor nets at the club are now fully open. Organised nets start in earnest this week with the Under 11’s and younger on Thursdays, Senior Nets on Wednesdays along with the Older Colts, the U13’s – Under 15’s train on a Tuesday, all from 6.30-8pm. The Academy this year will be run by Luke Humphrey from HECC, ably supported by Luke Heskett and Andre Riddell, which starts on Monday 28th April and will run through to 18th August excluding Bank Holidays.

We have also had a number of teams playing indoor league cricket at HECC over the winter with great success. In the Seniors Harlow were 2nd in league division 1. The U15’s came 2nd in their league. The Under 13’s had two teams entered the Whites won the league and the Greens came 3rd. In the U11’s the Whites won and the Greens came 2nd in their league. The U9’s also won their league. This is a great achievement, well done to all who played, and a special thanks to those who organised the teams. Well done!

The pitches are already in excellent condition, and may we remind you that the square on Marigolds was voted 2nd best in the whole of the Shepherd Neame Essex League by the umpires last season, well done to Cliff Clark.
The senior season has already started with friendlies played over the weekend.

This will be the first time in the Clubs history when all four teams have been in their respective Division 1’s. Good Luck to all the captains and their teams. The 5th team is also progressing well, and is very well supported by the older colts as they step up to senior cricket.

In addition to the appointments of captains made at the AGM, we are pleased to announce that Faisal Javed has been appointed Sunday captain and can be contacted on 07878 627001 or by email faisal1984@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to play.

The committee would like to remind all members that subs are now due and are 75 for Senior Members (55 if under 21) and 45 for Colts. These must be paid by 1st June at the very latest, but prompt payment is very much appreciated.

The committee would also like to announce the appointment of Simon Radbourne as Club Chairman from 10th March. The committee would like to thank Alan Howick for stepping into the role in the interim following the announcement of Mike Boyers resignation at the end of last season.

New Clubhouse Project and Fundraising
The Club are about to issue a press release as we have had confirmation of funding towards the Clubhouse project of 500,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund. This turns our dream into reality, and thanks must go to Paul and Christine Baxter for all their hard work and persistence in securing this funding, along with many other smaller funding commitments as well.
The plans for the New Clubhouse are progressing well. The project is now in the hands of the Quantity Surveyor, but indications are that we still need to bridge a funding gap to complete the whole project. As a new financial year starts many funding pots open up, and Paul and Christine will continue to apply for funding where they can.
However, it is vital that we, as a club are doing as much as it can to raise funds ourselves towards the project. The committee are asking for members to come forward to be part of a small fundraising committee to discuss ideas, and organise events to help us raise funds. We are looking for volunteers across the club so please make an effort even if only to sell raffle tickets or 100+ memberships. It is a great way of getting involved in your club, and we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Paul Baxter on 01279 421763 or at paulbaxter.riverside@ntlworld.com in the first instance.
Once we have the figures back from the Quantity Surveyor, we plan to go to Tender by the end of May. We then expect to receive Tenders from Building Contractors in July. This will lead to an appointment of a Contractor, who we expect to start digging foundations by the end of September.
These are exciting times for Harlow Cricket Club, and we urge you as members to get involved and help wherever you can.

The Harlow Cricket Club Committee


Harlow Cricket Club,
CM17 0DJ
(01279) 423582




Press Release:  Sport England show commitment to the community of Harlow.

Harlow Cricket Club has had a massive boost to its fundraising for a new Clubhouse thanks to 500,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund.

“The Cricket Club and its new Community Clubhouse is one of 28 projects across England to share in 9.6 million of Lottery investment from the latest round of funding, which focuses on minimising the environmental impact of sports facilities by investing in sustainable projects with a clear local need.”

The new facility will be environmentally friendly and the Club hopes it will become a valuable asset to the community of Harlow.

Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “We know people have a better experience of sport when they have good facilities in which to play. This investment will ensure the people of Harlow will be able to develop a sporting habit for life in a first-class, environmentally sustainable sports facility”

Club Chairman, Simon Radbourne, said ‘Harlow Cricket Club is delighted to be part of Sport England’s initiative to improve grass roots facilities.

The Club works hard to be part of the local community and to develop a life-long interest in sport in its young people. As part of the Sport England criteria, the Club has to show it can find partner funders for the building.  Harlow CC is well on its way to achieving this but still has to find further ‘partners’ to bridge the funding gap.

Offers of support would be more than welcome and anyone wishing to support the Club should contact the Project Coordinator, Paul Baxter, at paulbaxter.riverside@ntlworld.com



**Charity Run - Jack Davies**

Sponsor Harlow CC player Jack for his Charity run raising money for Great Ormond Street

The run takes place in July

Read his story and please donate at this link.....




*2014 - New kit for provider for Harlow CC*



Harlow Cricket Club is pleased to announce the partnership with Kalibazar for 2014 to provide its cricket teamwear and club clothing via their online shop platform. The shop is open all year round and any orders will usually be delivered within a week. Kalibazar have a strong pedigree in the cricket teamwear and clothing market and service over 240 clubs and 4 counties and we at Harlow Cricket Club are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.

Some friendly advice here - order your kit without your initials on to make sure the size is correct for you. Once correct either send back or reorder.
Kit comes up quite large so be careful as you can't be refunded once initials are sewn on.



For information regarding hiring the clubhouse for functions all year round, please contact Sheila Clow on 01279 419169


If you wish to have some information or sponsorship posted up on the website,

please contact us via this email link


AGM - 2013

Full details to follow......

As a result of the recent Annual General Meeting the club has confirmed the following membership rates for the 2014 season.

Over 21 - 75
Under 21 - 55
Colts - 45

Subscription fees are due by 1st June 2014


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We hope to see you all shortly!

 Harlow Cricket Club

Annual General Meeting...

At the recent AGM the clubs officers for 2014 were decided as follows:

1st XI Captain - Rehman Ahmed
2nd XI Captain - Danny Stone
3rd XI Captain - Dave Whellams
4th XI Captain - Rob Coldwell
5th XI Captain - Russell Davies
Sunday Captain - TBC


Harlow CC Committee

President - Alan Howick
Chairman - TBC
Club Captain - Rehman Ahmed
- Simon Baulcomb
Fixture Secretary - Cliff Clark
Head Groundsman - Cliff Clark
Treasurer - Christine Baxter
Cricket Development Officer / Youth Cricket Manager - Paul Baxter
Club Welfare Officer - Paul Baxter
Parents Representative - Pip Riddell
Balance of Committee -  Bill Sorensen, Rob Coldwell, Des Wiltshire, Simon Radbourne, Martin Stopp