2018 has been a truly remarkable season both on and off the
field of play. The first XI won division 5 East of the new Sussex Cricket
League and will be playing at the highest standard the club has ever participated
at in 2019. They also won the Intersport trophy and defended the Martlet Shield
with a tight 1 wicket victory over Hellingly. Our junior teams continued to progress
and bring success to the club with the U11’s winning the Eastern league and the
U10’s reaching the finals day at Hove. A huge development at the club was the
introduction of a girls’ team, with the U11’s hitting the ground running with a
Sussex girls tournament victory at the picturesque Roebuck Park. We were
excited to see 25 girls train and participate in games and tournaments throughout
the summer and are hoping this will grow in 2019.
We not only saw the amount of juniors training at Hailsham
rise to around 140 but we also welcomed six new coaches/volunteers to the club.
This was vitally important, so we could expand our age groups and the
opportunities we offer the boys and girls. Hailsham Cricket Club has been
awarded the Clubmark status under the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Their
development is supported by 21 ECB qualified coaches, this is as many if not
more than any other team locally.
2018 also witnessed the redevelopment of the cricket pavilion at the club’s home, the Western Road Recreation Ground, work started before the season and will continue in early October. The plan is for the building to be completed and ready for the first pre-season games of the 2019 season. This will deliver a stunning looking building that is fit for purpose for a developing and progressive cricket club and a place that the local community can be proud of and use throughout the year.
Interested in joining HCC? please contact Rob Wilkinson 07980146841 / Hailshamcc@outlook.com
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