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: harlowccweb@yahoo.co.uk   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: paulbaxter.riverside@ntlworld.com

 

Kit

Our team kit is supplied via Fenton Sports

Harlow’s new kit is now available to buy online at Fenton Sports. Currently there is only playing wear available for Seniors and Juniors but within the next few days, a range of training kit and leisure wear will also be available.Follow the link below and you can buy the kit online.

Harlow CC Senior
fentonsportsonline.com

New Community Clubhouse

5 years from the original vision the building of Harlow’s new Community Clubhouse has now commenced.

The project has not been without its challenges, each year bringing with it both setbacks and successes. However, with perseverance, most of the problems have been resolved and sufficient funders have been secured to be able to start work on the project.

As well as all the normal facilities the building will have 4 changing rooms and being located between Marigolds and Spicers Field the building will serve each ground equally. Although it has not been possible to fund everything at this stage, Phase 1 of the new building will have all the facilities necessary to comply with Sport England and ECB specifications. This will enable the Club to become an essential part of Sport England’s efforts to increase participation in a healthy lifestyle. Not only will the new building be a much improved home for the Club’s cricketers it will be an invaluable asset for the whole community of Old Harlow not just today but for the future.

Over the next few months every effort will be made to raise funds for Phase 2 of the build and the Club is actively looking for individuals, companies and charities who would like to be part of this exciting project.

The project would not have been possible without a very generous legacy from our late president, Vince Dunn who sadly passed away in 2006 and to whom the Club is extremely grateful. Amongst other funders the Club is also extremely grateful to Sport England from whom they have received a £500,000 grant.

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Presentation Evening

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
Nick Baxter

2nd XI Player of the Year
Dipendra Basnet

3rd  XI Player of the Year
Mudasser Naeem

4th XI Player of the Year
Sarwat Ali

5th  XI Player of the Year
Tom Best

Under 21 Player of the Year
Alan Jones

Young Player of the Year
Tyler Dobson

Clubman of the Year
Jack Sykes
Tracy Sykes

Colt of the Year
Mustafa Shah

Under 13 Player of the Year
Myles Baldock

Under 10 Player of the Year
Tommy Brewster

Under 9 Player of the Year
Harris Hamid

WEDCB 2015 Presentation

West Essex Presentation 2015

West Essex Presentation 2015

Back row left to right: John Tasker, Callum Sykes, Giles Silk
Front row: Harris Hamid, Tommy Brewster, Ben Hart, Ronnie Fuller

 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.’

 

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.

Alan Howick

alan.howick@hbproperty.co.uk

Cricket in Harlow The first 139 years By Alan Howick

Cricket in Harlow
The first 139 years
By Alan Howick