Monday night meeting rearranged

The scheduled monthly cricket committee meeting that was due to take place on Monday November 18th has been put on hold until Monday December 2nd but with good reason!

There are no urgent matters arising other than discussing the success of the fish & chips luncheon and the on-going recruitment for the Seconds’ side and with the function room being in almost constant use it is prudent to re-arrange the meeting.

The facilities at Cleck’ are in constant use, which is brilliant news for the Club as a whole and testimony to what is on offer at Moorend.

The Sports Club in general is thriving and the overall feeling at Cleck' is positive and whilst you cannot rest on your laurels all three sections, Cricket, Rugby and bowls are doing their bit.

Hopefully, as far as cricket followers at Cleck' are concerned the name of our overseas batsman will be announced in the none too distant future.

The Sports Club facilities at Moorend are in constant use

Clubmark accreditation achieved

Anyone associated with other local Cricket Clubs will surely acknowledge that achieving the Clubmark accreditation is time consuming and in-depth but worthwhile in so many ways.

Thanks goes to Cleck’s Cricket Secretary Bob Speight, who has worked tirelessly on the project and with great support from Cricket Chairman Ian Gatenby and Groundsman/Treasurer Keith Johnstone - that means Cleckheaton Cricket Club has achieved a worthy licence.

The following confirmation from the ECB was received by Bob.

‘We are delighted to write and confirm that following a review of your ECB Clubmark online file, your accreditation has been confirmed. Congratulations to all those involved at your club for this achievement and for all that they do to promote cricket locally. Having a network of safe, family friendly and well organised clubs is vital for the future of the game and achieving Clubmark status shows that you and your volunteers are at the forefront of this.

Congratulations again on becoming an ECB Clubmark club.’

Regards,  England & Wales Cricket Board

Rallying call for Seconds’ side

There is a recruitment drive for the Second team for the 2020 season and new players are required.

We’ll pull no punches on this – the Seconds have lost several key players and at times last season the team was depleted even to the point of having to play with less than ten men a scenario that cannot continue.

However, a massive thank you has to go to the Captain Elliott Hallas who has gone well beyond the call of duty in his first season as Skipper and he could not have had it tougher. Elliott not only skipper’s the team but he’s an influential player both with the bat and ball and he involves himself off-the-field attending cricket meetings and supporting the Club in any way he can.

In his early 20s, Elliott has shown great maturity and in turn he deserves support.

There’s no easy solution – but a keen recruitment drive is under way to make sure that any young players given an opportunity will have experience alongside them, which includes former Captain Chris Dobson and the team can compete, as often as possible, with a consistent squad.

Anyone that is interested in joining the Second team please contact Elliott or the Cricket Chairman Ian Gatenby or any cricket committee member.

Elliott Hallas is looking to lead a successful Seconds' side

Visit also www.cleckheatoncricketclub.com

Bob's e-mail is; cleckheatoncricket@gmail.com

Bob Speight has made sure that for many years there are updated facts, figures and some brilliant photographs and history surrounding Cleckheaton CC.

Bob Speight continues sterling work at Cleck'

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