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

Weekend Summary

A great weekend for Harlow CC, as all four SNEL teams win their matches, the 5th team were the only team to lose but a young team put up a good battle against a strong Epping Foresters II’s side.

 First team clinched an incredible last over victory in an amazing 743 run fest at Marigolds.

Harlow lost the toss and were asked to field against a Hutton side who included IPL player Hanuma Vihari. Skipper Vihari was on top of the Harlow bowling from the outset and amassed a staggering innings of 187 in around 40 overs. He was ably supported by all of Hutton’s middle order as Hutton scored a huge total of 371 for 6 from their 50 overs. Mustanser and Luke Monger took two wickets apiece with Ross & TR taking the other two Hutton wickets to fall. In reply despite losing Alan Jones first ball Harlow pursued the Hutton total with gusto, Hafiz with a run a ball 51 and Rehman scoring 65 from only 56 balls getting the innings off to a great start, but it was Harlow number four Ahmed Khawaja who made the victory possible with a superb knock of 158 not out from just 113 balls, he was supported by Harlow’s middle order in particularly Luke Monger with 32. Harlow finally surpassed Hutton’s score with just two balls of their innings remaining as Ahmed hit a pull shot for 4. The victory was crucial Harlow and helped to ease their relegation fears. The game also found its way on to the front page of the SNEL website: SNEL

Ahmed khawaja

Ahmed Khawaja

The second team in contrast were always on the back foot in the hard fought win against bottom of the table Stanford-Le-Hope. Harlow skipper Andre Riddell crucially lost the toss and was asked to bat on a difficult dry pitch. Harlow’s top order struggled with only Andre (20) reaching double figures, with the score on 29-4 Harlow were in serious trouble and were indebted to Joe Riddell (24) and Jeff Wiltshire (55) who together put on 96 for the fifth wicket. With further contributions from Messenger (28*) and Howarde (23) Harlow posted an unlikely 196 all out in 43.3 overs. Stanford Le Hope got off to a positive start in reply and were looking more than comfortable with the score on 63-0 from just 8 overs. But a succession of quick wickets saw Stanford crumble to 102-7, the game then turned again as the Stanford Le Hope tail wagged, they were finally bowled out for 169 with 7 overs still remaining.  Joe Riddell who put in good all round performance was the pick of the Harlow bowlers with 3 wickets for 20 in his 7 over spell, he was ably supported by Danny Stone who took 2 wickets for just 17 runs from his 9 overs and Amir Farooq 2 wickets for 19. Mitch Howarde picked up 2 wickets with Simon Baulcomb taking the remaining Stanford Le Hope wicket.

The third team won their top of the table clash at Chelmsford. After winning the toss Harlow decided to bat, they were indebted to Lloyd Sykes, who was playing his first game in the SNEL this season,  Lloyd scored a magnificent 105,  over fifty percent of the teams total, with only Alan Burton (20) and Jack Davies (25) making any other notable contributions to Harlow’s final total of 202 all out. In reply Chelmsford were always struggling with the bat with opening bowlers Sunni and Mudasser not giving the batsmen anything. In truth all five of Harlow’s bowlers used, produced excellent figures, as Chelmsford were all out for just 115 in 43.3 overs, with none of their batsman scoring more than 30. This again emphasised the importance of Lloyd’s knock. Sunni was the pick of Harlow’s bowlers as he picked up 4 wickets for just 29 runs from his 14 overs he was well supported by  Mudasser, 2 for 31 from 13 overs. Man of the Sykes and Jack Davies picked up a wicket apiece.

The fourth team had a brilliant win against Chelmsford on Spicers, having won the toss they chose to bat first, they piled on the runs posting an impressive 247-8 in 52 overs. Simon Jones top scored with a lovely innings of 65, he was supported by the majority of the team in making decent contributions,  notably Ken (36), Alex (29) and Liam (37*).  In reply Chelmsford actually started solidly with a decent opening partnership, but once the openers had been dismissed by Sarwat Ali, the Chelmsford for innings fell apart,  as they were bowled out for only 80 in 35.4 overs.  Sarwat finished with 3 wickets but the star bowler once again was Tyler Dobson, who finished with 6 wickets for 30 in his 11 overs. The fifth team lost by 5 wickets to a strong Epping Foresters side, the match was notable for the return to league cricket of Jon Allen

Full reports are on Team Pages.

 

This Weekends Fixtures:

1st Team July 25th Southend-on-Sea 12:30    A
2nd Team July 25th Harold Wood 13:00    H
3rd Team July 25th Brentwood 13:00    H
4th Team July 25th Brentwood 13:00    A
5th Team July 25th Ilford Catholics 13:30    A

 

 

Harlow Cricket Club Open Day –  Sunday 12th July 2015

Great to see so many people at the Club on Sunday, a successful day all round with players and spectators alike enjoying the cricket. It was also good to see some old faces turn out for the guest side, a special mention must go to Johnny Allen for his impeccable fielding, hope some of the regular players took note on how to take a catch!  The senior 30 over match saw another 500+ runs scored on a ‘Cliff special’, remembering that over 600 runs were scored in the Saturday 2’s match. A special thank you to everyone who helped make the day go so well, in particularly Sheila and her bar staff , Karen for her pasta & Strawberries, Libby, Jenny T, Pip and Simon R for manning the barbecue’s.

Dates for your 2015 diary

Monday 31th August  6 a-side Competition 

Saturday 5th September   End of Season Barbeque 

Saturday 10th October     Presentation Evening

 

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.

Under 15's WEDCB Cup Winners.

Under 15’s WEDCB Cup Winners 7th June 2015

 

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.

Libby Riddell

Libby Riddell – 06/06/2015

 

Charity Cycle Ride in Aid of the MacMillan Trust

Blind Auction for a signed cricket shirt!

 A good friend of mine, Gary Neve, from the golf club is completing RideLondon 100. This is a 100 mile bike ride in which he has pledged to raise monies for the Trust. Gary has obtained Ravi Bopara’s England shirt, actually worn against Sri Lanka in 2014 and signed by many of the team.  All proceeds go towards Gary’s final donation challenge For the Macmillan Trust. I’m looking to raise a few pounds for Gary and hope you will be generous and give me your best bid for this shirt (unframed but in a very attractive Tesco bag) by letting me have your best offer by my Presidents Day Match at the end of June. Alan Howick Alan.howick@hbproperty.co.uk

Work Party Day March 28th

The Harlow CC committee would like to thank everyone (listed below) for their hard work and efforts. We rely on volunteers to support the club and are pleased that so many turned up for a “fun” day at Marigolds. Alan Howick, John Allen, Neale Baldock, Maggie Baldock, Myles Baldock, Nick Baxter, Pip Riddell, Libby Riddell, Martin Stopp, Dan Stopp, John Perry, Dennis Perry, Mitch Howarde, Dave Whellams, Jim Roberts, Sam Roberts, Jack Roberts, Charlie Roberts, Andy Ralph, Shona Ralph, Grace Ralph, Tracy Sykes, Jack Sykes, Callum Sykes, Simon Baulcomb, Max Baulcomb, Cliff Clark, Luke Monger, Lee Brewster, Nicky Brewster, Tommy Brewster, Ronnie Fuller.   Check out the Harlow CC Club Shop for your 2015 kit –  https://shop.kalibazar.co.uk/club/harlowcc

Special Offer for kit

Kalibazar Sales Team have informed us that they have some Harlow Kit which they are selling at 1/2 Price due to excess stock, the following items are available:

SUR55 (White Trousers) – Small SUR232GR (Short Sleeve Shirt) – Small SUR263GR (Green Training Shirt) – Large Boys