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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


November '15

Among the winners at the Club’s final presentation night of the year, Waddy won the first ever Trevor Harrison ‘Spirit of Cricket’ Award. Thanks to all those who supported the Club by attending any of the 3 events.

We now look forward to next year, and one way is to order your 2016 club calendar, which has photos from the 2015 season as well as some rarely seen pics from what will be the 111 year history of the Club.

An upcoming round of League AGMs will determine whether there are changes to the 2016 League programmes, with possibilities affecting U17’s and cup competitions.

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