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Merry Christmas to all Club members and friends, with the hope that 2017 will be a great year – a ‘Good All-rounder’ will do please!

Don’t forget nets start in a new location – Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre on Thurs 12th Jan for 12 weeks. Juniors 1 hour from 5.45pm and seniors 1 hour from 6.45pm. See you there!

The information re. Composition of the divisions for our senior weekend teams is now available, but we have no fixtures as yet for next year.

Best wishes from your Management Committee.      

Welcome to Hollinsend Methodist Cricket Club

John D

2016 will be the 111th year of existence for Hollinsend Cricket Club.

111 or ‘Nelson’ is a special number in cricketing circles. Wikepedia describes it as a ‘piece of cricket slang terminology and superstition applied to team or individual scores of 111. It may be considered unlucky because the number resembles a wicket without bails - batsman out!’

First class umpire David Shepherd made popular the longstanding practice of raising a leg from the ground on Nelson in an effort to avoid ill fate. Appropriately, the 2016 Club calendar cover captures players from last season on one leg.

With a page for each month, the calendar contains photos from the 2015 season, with additional rarely seen photos from the Club archives, including team pics from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. You can place your calendar order (cost £5) by sending me an email (see below.)

There is already a great deal of general excitement within the Club regarding next year. The latest news is that in the Junior League, the U17 section will become the U18 section! And in the YDCL for next season, the unused overs of teams batting first will not be added to those of the team batting second!

For other, more significant Club developments… I’m standing on one leg!

John Dawson

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A message from the Chairman:

Welcome to the website of Hollinsend Methodist CC.

I write this piece the day after England came so close to their second T20 world cup triumph. While disappointed at the result it was a great advert for the game and I hope at least some of our players managed to see it. The debate about access to the game for young people will continue for some time but hopefully a good winter,in all formats for England, following yet another successful year for Yorkshire will help attract both juniors and Seniors to the game.

Our new outdoor practice facility will go along way to encourage cricketers of all ages to practice their skills and develop their games. Use it wisely!

A club such as ours needs players, parents and our supporters to get involved as much as possible. Please stay and have a drink, support our fundraising events and make sure you do your bit around the club to keep it clean and tidy.

Here's to another


 great year for Hollinsend

Richard Wells