WHO would have expected cricket being played in Harlow over 240 years ago? Then there is a second chance to read the book about it!
HARLOW Running Club was represented at the Clacton Half Marathon by 10 runners. First home was Lee Webber in 44th place out of 411 finishers in a superb 1hr 36min 53sec. He was followed by Robert Foxley, in his debut at the distance, in 124th place in 1.51.32, Laura Prime 141st in 1.52.59, Mick Maddams 157th in 1.54.19.
STEWARDS Academy student, Danny Raymond struck gold after coming first in the Under-15s Southern England Championships 800 metres.
HARLOW Cricket Club First XI saw their season torpedoed by a 17-year-old fast medium seamer named Haris Latif on Saturday. In the space of incredible two hours of cricket, a to date successful campaign for promotion, was left floundering as a defeat of staggering magnitude left the Marigolds side with no margin for error whatsoever in the remaining three Shepherd Neame League fixtures.
IN the space of 2.5 years, Ralph Pattison has progressed from a 9 year old beginner to national champion at 11! When he arrived at BATTS on one of their weekly visits from his Year 4 class at Harlowbury Primary School we couldn’t possibly have predicted what would happen. But Ralph’s capacity for hard work and persistence in training was noticed very quickly, and they have high hopes for his continued progress.
HARLOW Town began their season in a new league with three points on the board.
HARLOW Town kick off their season on Saturday in the new environment of the BetVictor Isthmian South Central Division.
STEWARDS Academy student Danny Raymond is making a great impression as he makes his way up the British rankings for 800 metres.
Canons Brook Golf Club to host Junior Section Open Day. Full details on poster.
AS the first XI were away down at nearby Epping, I thought it to be a good excuse for a short trip to support the boys or as our resident Cricket correspondent Andy describes as ‘The boys in Green’ or the ‘baggy caps’.
HARLOW Running Club member John Bull completed the Stour Valley Path Ultra 50K (roughly 31 miles) finishing in 40th place out of 164 finishers in an excellent 5hrs 55min 53sec, a PB by an incredible 35min.
HARLOW Running Club offer Novice Running Course. Full details on poster.
Harlow Ladies Rugby Club invite you to join. Full details on poster.
IT HAS been a busy August at the Canons Brook Golf Club.
SUCCESSSFUL sports teams find ways of winning when everything seems set against them however hard they try. That is exactly the strength and resilience shown by the First XI on Saturday in their crucial league fixture at in form Epping. Put into bat on a pudding of a pitch, arguably on the wrong end of the odd questionable decision and in huge trouble at 102-6 they found a way.
What a brilliant weekend for individual performances with some ‘mature members’ turning back the years!
WE think it would be fair to say the Vicky Calver is the Queen of Harlow park run.
Canons Brook Golf Club offer to Blue Light Services and NHS. Full details on poster.
AT the Trifarm Triple Crown Sprint Distance Triathlon (800m Swim, 18k Bike, 5k Run) at Chelmsford Ben Usher finished in 28th place out of 71 finishers in 1.17.14, Gail Nicholls was 43rd and 1st Female Vet 50 in a superb 1.23.13, Paul Lawes 52nd in 1.29.55and Wendy Schroder 58th in 1.34.17.
THE return of warm conditions saw Harlow Cricket Club’s three promotion challenging sides all record victories. The First XI completed a nervy win at Marigolds, making hard work of defeating midtable Goresbrook, whilst on the other side of the club house the 4th XI were comprehensively beating Walthamstow 3rd XI
WHAT a fabulous day the club experienced last Thursday (1st August) when we entertained the Club Cricket Conference annual match against the MCC, being their first ever visit as far as we know. And on Spicers field, our under
11’s entertained the touring California Cricket Academy U’11’s as well.
WEST Ham United Foundation in conjunction with Active Essex Foundation, Harlow Council and Rainbow Services are offering FREE multi sport and health based programmes for children aged 5-11 year olds, whose families are eligible for Free School Meals, Tax Credits, Job Seekers Allowance, any other kind of benefit or are unemployed.
A MIXTURE of trialists, returning faces from last season and already confirmed new Harlow players put on an impressive showing to a large crowd, playing out a 1-1 draw against some young and talented Hammers.
THE club have been lucky enough to secure a one-off Colts and Senior Men coaching session with coaches Mike Umaga a former Samoan International and current National 1 Coach; Mike Friday the Head Coach of the USA’s Rugby Sevens Team and Sam Howard a former Premiership player and current National 1 Coach.