Henfield CC 250th Anniversary Booklet

To celebrate our 250th Anniversary season, we have a published a book, written by Nigel Colgate, detailing the history and recent memories of the club "Nigel Colgate's update of the 250 year history of Henfield CC is a light hearted ramble through the memories of some of the participants over the last 50 years plus some eccentric stories of the 19th Century goings on at the club. Cricket is more than just a game so expect sunbathing beauties, smuggling, carrier pigeons, wild west punch ups, singing waiters, men in skirts and much, much more" Available now from the club (and it's members, just ask!) and Fritz outside of Budgens in the Village (also selling The Big Issue) for £10 ...
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Henfield Cricket Club Fantasy League

The Henfield Cricket Club 2021 fantasy League is now live! With a budget of £55m can you pick a team of 11 Henfield players and name a captain (who will score you extra points) to outscore all the rest? The league is open to all members and friends of the club and will help support our 250th Anniversary projects Entrance is £10 with prize money to be won for 1st (£50), 2nd (£25) and 3rd (£10) place...
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200 Club Update

Henfield Cricket Club would like to share our utmost thanks to the members and supporters of the club who have bought a 200 club ticket this year. This support has provided a much needed boost at this most difficult of times and serves as a reminder to us all how much this club means to people Thank you once again Conway Thorns HCC President...
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COVID-19 Further Update: Nets at HCC

Following news from the government that groups of up to 6 people may meet outside whilst maintaining social distancing, the ECB have confirmed the same guidance now applies to outdoor net facilities. We have therefore updated our booking policy to allow for groups of up to 6 players to train together in one session. There have been no other amendments to the conditions and all previous rules must still be adhered to ...
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COVID-19 Update: Nets at HCC

As previously communicated, our nets are being set up to be ready to use from this Saturday 23rd for club members only and only by prior booking, as per current ECB guidelines Use of the nets is subject to the attached conditions which must be agreed to before your booking will be confirmed. If it is found that these conditions are not being meant we may have to remove access again so please read them through. As with most things at the moment, these conditions are subject to change and we will keep everyone up to date with any amendments Booking requests should be sent to bookings@henfieldcricketclub.com and further instructions on how to access the nets will be sent with your booking confirmation ...
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RIP John Duncan

Dear Members, It is with deepest regret that I have to report the death of our former player John Duncan through the coronavirus. During the late 40’s and 50’s John lived in the white house opposite the ground, (where John White now lives,) he played for the club in the 1950 mainly as a second eleven player, then while working for Radio Brighton in 1971 he recorded a piece on Henfield’s bi-centenary which we have in our archives. Over the last few years he had renewed his affiliation with the club, giving generously as a supporter. The one story that John liked to tell, and I can confirm as true, that on a fine hot sunny August Sunday afternoon in the 50’s Trevor Alcock batting for Henfield hit a ball over the road and over the hedge and straight through John’s open front door, straight down the hall and into the kitchen sink, just as Mrs Duncan was cleaning up, she took...
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COVID-19 Update from the Secretary

Dear All Hope you are all well and safe. This is an update on Henfield CC and the effects of Covid-19. As you will appreciate, the situation is changing all the time but I will set out the current position as of today. Finance (as an accountant, I always put finance first) Whilst we have no income from subscriptions, match fees and the bar, I am happy to say that we’ve received a grant from Horsham Council and have applied for a further grant from the Sport England Community Emergency Fund. We have received several generous donations for which we are extremely grateful and a number of members have paid their annual subscriptions regardless of whether any cricket is played and we thank their generosity. Consequently, as spending is currently limited, our bank reserves are more than sufficient to see the club through this period. I am of the opinion that the application to Sport England...
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COVID-19 Update from the Chairman

I am writing to update all of the members regarding the forthcoming season. On 18th March the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issued a statement recommending that all forms of recreational cricket would be suspended. This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity. Following on from this the club has now received the views from Sussex Cricket League regarding the mens senior league. If the League concludes by Friday 10th April that the season cannot begin on 2nd May as scheduled all scheduled fixtures in May will be cancelled. It will not be possible to extend the league season beyond the scheduled close because certain clubs lose their facilities at that time. If it becomes apparent that we will be unable to resume cricket by the beginning of June all fixtures will be cancelled for the first half of the season. The second half of the season will then start on 14th July with each team playing each...
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1771 And All That

Here are three major events concerning Britain in 1771 with the most important shown last. Arkwright builds first cotton mill at Cromford Spain cedes the Falklands to Britain Henfield Cricket Club is constituted to become (possibly) the oldest cricket club in the country and hence the world. Yes, in 2021 Henfield Cricket Club will be 250 years old! We aim to have lots of exciting events and special matches to mark the occasion and would love to welcome people to help us celebrate. Updates on what will be happening, including our new look pavilion fundraising plans, will appear in BN5 and the local press, on www.henfieldcricketclub.com and the club’s Facebook page. To keep in touch with what has happened in the past 250 years, and more, check out the history pages on our website, Dr Squire’s 1949 opus “Henfield Cricket in its Sussex Cradle”, the historic pictures on the pavilion walls plus the brilliantly researched cricketing snippets in former club stalwart Eddie Colgate’s forthcoming book...
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Horsham District Council Lottery

Henfield Cricket Club has been accepted as a partner for the Horsham District Council lottery which goes live on the 28th September. Tickets cost £1 each ($4.34 per month by direct debit) and can win up to £25,000. 50% of each ticket sale goes directly to support the club's 250th Anniversary Fund. We have already hit our first target of 50 tickets sold but the more we can raise, the better! Please share with friends and family to get the message out there and people signed up. We have big plans for 2021 and need as much help fundraising as possible Tickets are bought directly from the council at https://www.horshamdistrictcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/henfield-cricket-club or by following the link on the attached flier ...
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