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John D

2005 - 2015 (10 Years of Change)

10 years ago the Club celebrated its Centenary. We had 5 Club teams in 2005 and now we have 12 - proof, if proof were needed, that the Club continues to grow and buck a trend.

In the commemorative 2005 Club handbook, I made the point: ‘- the 63 clubs, which fielded 80 teams in the Sheffield League in 1995, will this year become 28 clubs fielding 36 teams.’

Since then, the Sheffield League initially merged with a struggling Doncaster League before that merger was absorbed (this year), by the South Yorkshire League. Such is the diminishing trend affecting our sport. 

In 2005, I also noted that we had an Ashes series to look forward to. That ‘Best Ever’ test series inspired a nation, following the 2 -1 success of Michael Vaughan’s England team. But it was also the last ever free-to-view, live TV coverage of a test series.

England will play Australia again this summer, and it raises the question: Can England defeat the newly crowned World Champions, and in the unlikely event of it happening, will the BBC cover any next day celebrations, as they did 10 years ago

John Dawson.

Welcome to Hollinsend Methodist Cricket Club

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A message from the Chairman:

Welcome to the website of Hollinsend Methodist CC.

We are a club with a long and proud history and the last remaining cricket club with roots in the Methodist Church still playing in the Sheffield area. We are however a club with the future interest of recreational cricket in mind and our recent acquisition of a 25 year lease on the Fox Lane playing fields that have been our home since the early 1980's will allow us to continue to develop our facilities.

We have always prided ourselves in being a family club and the that continues to grow as more boys and girls join our junior teams and their parents also get involved helping to run practice and junior teams or simply being part of the social framework of the club.

If you or your children have any interest in cricket then please come and have a look at what we have to offer either with a view to playing or simply watching with a drink in hand on a warm sunny day or evening this summer!

Richard Wells

End of season

We are now into the last few weeks of the season. Watch out for details of the Club Junior Double Wicket Tournament and Open/Fun Day on B.H. Monday, 31st Aug. The 2nds play in a Cup Final on the 12th Sept and then we are into the Club presentation night season. 3 events in the clubhouse during September/October will present awards to the U9/U11, the U13/U15/U17 age groups and to the Senior Teams.