HCC 2006 News Archive
Annual Dinner - The annual dinner took place on 17th November at Singing Hills Golf Club, and was extremely well supported by the membership. Congratulations to all prize-winners, details can be found here.
Coaching at Henfield...
As you may know, our overseas player this year Ryan Bennett is a Level 2 qualified coach, as well as being a Zimbabwe A cricketer. Ryan has offered to provide coaching, particularly but not exclusively to our younger players over the summer. He can do this either on an individual or group basis depending on the numbers involved, so if any parents are interested in their children receiving such coaching, or if a group of the Colts wish to club together, contact Ryan on 07731 131170 to arrange dates and times or have a chat with him at the club.
Lashings Game Cancelled
Unfortunately the Lashings vs. England Rising Stars XI planned to take place at Henfield to open the Bunbury Festival on July 23rd has been cancelled. The following quotation comes directly from the Sussex festival organiser ...
"The planned match Lashings World X1 v Risings Stars- Invitation X1 due to be played at Henfield Cricket Club on July 23rd has, with very much, regret been cancelled. As a result of a genuine misunderstanding at national level, it became clear that there was insufficient funding in place to ensure that a substantial loss was not incurred if the game had gone ahead. The game had been planned as the opening day of the Bunbury Cricket Festival being held in Sussex during July 2006.
The local Sussex organiser has made it quite clear that Conway Thorns and his colleagues at the Henfield Club must bear no blame as a result of the decision. Their efforts over the past year have been exemplary and their arrangements undertaken at the behest of the Festival organiser had been immaculate. Lashings World X1 and the opposition were also ready for the match."
Naturally, this is hugely disappointing for the Club, but we'd like to thank everyone who has worked especially hard to ensure that it would have been a great event. The Bunbury Festival itself will still take place. See below ...
Horsham Museum Exhibition
Horsham Museum is currently running an exhibition highlighting cricket clubs - including Henfield - in the Mid Sussex area, and the history of the game's development in the vicinity. Link to Museum website
Bunbury Under 15 Festival 2006
The annual festival for the country's top -15 cricketers (North, South, Midlands and West regions) takes place at Preston Nomads and Blackstone between 24th and 28th July. The last fifteen years have seen many of England's current test squad taking part, including Michael Vaughan, Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Flintoff, Ashley Giles, Ian Bell and Matt Prior.
Festival Information | Bunbury Cricket Club | Lashings Cricket Club
The White Hart Boundary League
An innovation this year, generously sponsored by The White Hart, is The Boundaries League, a ranking table based on fours and sixes hit throughout the season, divided by innings played. All players will participate, including colts and women. As this is an average-based ranking, the number of games you play does not matter; you can play one game and still win. Not-outs don't benefit you in the slightest; this isn't the batting cup. Latest table and rules ...