Welcome to Harlow Cricket Club
Playing Cricket since 1774, Harlow Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in the country and is one of the major centres for amateur sport in Harlow.
Harlow CC fields four senior teams in the Essex Shepherd Neame League and a senior team in the Herts and Essex Cricket League on Saturdays and a friendly team on Sundays. The clubs first XI are playing in Division One, the second XI Division Two, with the third and fourth XI’s both playing in the Premier League, after both gained promotion in 2014. It’s a landmark season as it’s the first time that Harlow CC have been represented in the Premier Division of the Essex Shepherd Neame League. Another first and notable achievement for the Club, is that, after playing friendlies for 2 years, the club is fielding a 5th XI playing league cricket, in the 6th Division of the HECCSport Herts & Essex League. The Club’s vibrant Colts section was one of the first in the county to achieve Sport England Clubmark accreditation in 2003 for its work with children and young people. The Club fields’ junior teams at Under 9, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 16 age groups and families are encouraged to enjoy the Club’s facilities. New players are always welcome at Harlow Cricket Club. Whether you are a young player wanting to learn how to play the game, a social player who wants to play the occasional game, a budding 1st XI player or a spectator, everybody is welcome. The Clubhouse and bar is open at weekends for spectators to enjoy the action on the pitch. To join the Club: Senior players please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to one of the Wednesday evening net practice sessions. And for junior players, both boys and girls, please contact Paul or Christine on 01279 421763 or email: email@example.com
16th November 2015 – Harlow CC AGM
Please be advised this year’s AGM will take place on Monday 16th November 2015 at 7.30pm in the Pavilion. The meeting has been put back one month, as we are still waiting for some further information from Sport England. It is apparent that they cannot give a statement this month, hence the delay.
Should anyone have an items for AOB then please forward to me in writing prior to the event. If not before, see you all on November 16th.
Harlow Cricket Club held its annual Presentation evening at the Club following a very successful season.
The Club’s Colts scooped five of the eight Team Trophies in the West Essex District winning the under 13 and 15 Cup and the under 9, 10 and 15s League.
In their respective senior leagues the I and II XIs finished in 4th place, the III XI were runners up and the V XI finished in 6th place. However, pride of place went to the IV XI who finished in first place in the Premier League.
Chairman Simon Radbourne said, ‘Both the Colts and the seniors have had a really good season especially with so many Colts supporting the Club’s senior teams. I would just like to acknowledge and thank all our volunteers who help manage and coach the Colts and help run the senior teams without whose help none of this could be achieved.’
Harlow CC 2015 AWARD WINNERS
1st XI Player of the Year
2nd XI Player of the Year
3rd XI Player of the Year
4th XI Player of the Year
5th XI Player of the Year
Under 21 Player of the Year
Young Player of the Year
Clubman of the Year
Colt of the Year
Under 13 Player of the Year
Under 10 Player of the Year
Under 9 Player of the Year
WEDCB 2015 Presentation
Press Release: 13th September 2015
Harlow Cricket Club’s Colts scooped five of the eight Team Trophies at the recent West Essex District Cricket Boards annual Presentation morning held at Hockerill CC. The Club won the under 13 and 15 Cup and the under 9, 10 and 15s League.
Furthermore, three of the nine individual Players of the Year awards were won by Harlow players. Ben Yeats won the under 13 batsman award and Myles Baldock won the under 13 bowler award. They were joined by Mustafa Shah who won the under 15 bowler award.
Harlow players, Harry Burton, Giles Silk and Callum Sykes also won three of the six Jack Petchey awards presented.
Chairman Simon Radbourne said, ‘The Colts have had a really good season not just in their own Colts competitions but in ably supporting the Club’s senior teams. I would just like to acknowledge and thank all our volunteers who help manage and coach the Colts without whose help none of this could be achieved.’
HARLOW CC MATCH SUMMARY 05/09/2015
Final Saturday of the season sees three wins out of four for the Harlow teams with the 4th team securing a third consecutive title, Congratulations to Rob and all his players!
4th Team Win the League – With both sides already promoted 2 weeks ago this game was the title decider. Harlow won the toss and decided to bat to try and get the bonus points on offer. It proved to be difficult day for batsmen throughout both innings of the match. A total of only 181 runs for 20 wickets were made. In the Harlow innings, Liam Coldwell (26), Haider Rasool (16) and Biju Mathew (14) were the top scorers as Harold Wood took wickets at regular intervals to dismiss the league leaders for a paltry 114 from 44 overs. No bonus points gained at all by Harlow and Harold Wood were looking good to snatch the title, and were very buoyant in the tea break.
What happened over the course of the next 90 minutes of the game after the tea interval completely turned the game on its head in quite remarkable fashion. Harold Wood looked to get off to a steady start but soon found themselves at 20-5. A bit of a recovery saw the visitors get to 47 before losing another 2 quick wickets by our wicket keeper Ilhan Mustafa, who took the pads off to try and change things around. The change worked when King (16) smashed 1 six and 2 fours in successive balls to give Harold Wood hope of chasing such a small total to win the league, but he bizarrely ran out one of his colleagues, then holed out to Liam Coldwell, who caught him on the extra cover boundary to seal a remarkable recovery and grab the title from previously unbeaten Harold Wood 4xi. Pick of the bowlers, Sarwat Ali 5-22 and Ilhan Mustafa 3-17.
What a game and finale to the season. Both sides have been top two for the whole season and we’ll look forward to playing each other next year as both games were played in a competitive spirit.
An incredible end, to another successful season as the fourth team claims a third consecutive title.
Match Result: Harlow 114 All Out Harold Wood 67 All Out Result – Harlow won by 47 runs
The first team suffered a second consecutive defeat, this time away at a damp Hadleigh & Thundersley. After winning the toss, skipper Rehman chose to field, it looked to be a decent decision as Harlow made an early breakthrough with Smith being found LBW from the bowling of Nicky Baxter for just 4, but a solid 59 second wicket partnership put Harlow on the back foot. This was followed by a succession of 50 plus partnerships as Hadleigh pushed on, eventually declaring for 247-7 after 51.5 overs. Nicky Baxter 3 for 52 from 10 overs and Hafiz 3 for 48 from 13.5 overs were the pick of the Harlow bowlers, although Amir Farooq on his first team debut also produced a tidy spell and was unlucky not to take any wickets. Kellon Carmichael top scored for Hadleigh with 79 from just 97 balls. In reply, Hafiz Yawar and Alan Jones got Harlow off to a flying start, producing some great shots between them, as they advanced comfortably to 102 without loss, before Jones was given out LBW for 42 from the bowling of Wagstaff. This unfortunately was the beginning of the end for Harlow as they lost 10 wickets for just 49 runs, once Hafiz (69) was out, also dismissed LBW only skipper Rehman Ahmed (12) reached double figures, it was a collapse of monumental proportions and left Harlow with only 4 points from the match, although that was enough to secure 4th place in the final Division One league table.
The second team in contrast finished their season with another encouraging victory, this time against West Essex who started the match one place and 10 points ahead of Harlow in the league, as a result of the 7 wicket win, Harlow leapfrogged their opponents, to finish a more than respectable 4th in their league. Stand-in skipper Mitch Howarde won the toss and put West Essex in to bat on a dampish wicket, a young and inexperienced Harlow side made the best of the conditions as they whittled out the top three West Essex batsmen without any of them reaching double figures. Despite a mid-innings recovery Harlow dismissed West Essex for 163 in just 33.5 overs. The wickets were shared around the bowling attack with Callum Sykes, Lewis Aldred and Joe Riddell all taking two apiece and Howarde taking one, but it was under 13 Reece Galvin who stole the show as he picked up the last 3 West Essex wickets for just 2 runs in 2.5 overs. A great day for young Reece, as he claimed his first wickets for the second team. In reply Harlow made short work of reaching their target with the new opening partnership of Lloyd Sykes (76) and Dennis Perry (56) putting on a 145 in a fantastic opening stand. Lewis Aldred (0) was the only other wicket to fall as Harlow strolled to Victory.
The third team won their final match of the season away at Wanstead but the 25 points earned from the victory wasn’t quite enough to overhaul Chelmsford at the top of the league, with Harlow finishing second by just one point. Harlow skipper Dave Whellams, although understandably disappointed, was extremely proud of his team as they finished clear runners-up in their first season in the Premier Division.
Full reports are on Team Pages
Indoor Cricket League
The Indoor League is due to start in a couple weeks time, The Royston Vasey team which is made up of Harlow players are looking for some players young or old, anyone interested in playing please contact Russ Davies on Mobile: 07789 372076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Edwardian & Victorian cricket and Harlow Cricket club
Just published, with Profits going to the new club house fund.
Our President, Alan Howick has just published the history of our club and its formation, covering the history of cricket and Harlow’s involvement since 1761.
Copies are available in the club house (Sheila has a stock at £5 each) and also at his office in Gothic House, Old Harlow.
Alan said “I started going through copies of old newspapers and records from the mid 19th century back in the 1980’s and the collection of news cuttings, some artefacts from
Moor Hall Cricket club (with whom we merged around 1900) started to generate a story along with the games involvement within our community.
“I also established the approximate date we and two other cricket clubs started to use Marigolds, our beautiful and I feel unique cricket ground where the game has been played
for well over 140 years.
Harlow Cricket club has a proud heritage, as old as the MCC, older than Lord’s, older than ‘The Ashes’ history and would you believe an international cricketer who played with a certain ‘W G Grace’
The book asks questions, why did the magnificent stately manor houses of Mark Hall and Moor Hall be allowed to be lost to our community?
Both of their Victorian owners were enthusiastic cricket lovers and promoters of the noble game in Harlow.
Harlow Under 15’s beat Epping by 9 wickets to claim the WEDCB Cup, they will now face a team from South Essex in the semi-final of the County Cup.
The 5th team match at Sawbridgeworth IV on Saturday June 6th, saw young Libby Riddell, as the first female selected to represent the club in a senior team playing league cricket. Congratulations to Libby, who is proving to be one versatile young lady, as the previous week she scored for the first team in their game against Shenfield.