Cricket World and Turf Matters Cricket Groundcare Award Winners 2019 By Alan Howick A fabulous presentation day, at Lord’s, was enjoyed by all the winners of the Cricket World and Turf Matters Cricket Groundcare Awards 2019. This also include our very own Cliff Clark who won a well deserved Cricket Groundcare Award. The group gathered […]
ON a chilly autumnal weekend Harlow CC saw their promotion hopes dashed in the very last game of the season as both First and Second Xi’s came up short to finish third in their respective divisions.
ANOTHER strong weekend for Harlow CC with their First, Third and Fourth XI all recording victories whilst the Second XI drew. Only the Fifth team lost but there were many positives even in that defeat
HARLOW Cricket Club popular groundsman for well over forty years, Cliff Clark has been nominated for The Cricket World Groundsman of the Year
Award, and will be invited to attend the final and presentation at Lords towards the end of September.
IT’S certainly a stereotype but one with a fair degree of truth to it. Australian sportsmen & women do not ever give up and that’s especially true of their cricketers.
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 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.
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’.
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!
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.
HARLOW Cricket Club’s First XI victory away at Ardleigh Green recently was dominated by an outstanding 211 not out from club professional Jason McNally. The innings was all the more remarkable when one considers that the next highest score in the game, played on a damp and extremely challenging surface, was 38 from Ardleigh opener Paul Hurworth.
JOE Radford, flew back from holidaying on the continent in order to play in the fixture and his efforts (and those of his father) were not wasted as he proceeded to make a defining 85 not out, ensuring Harlow reached a very impressive 150-2 in their 20 overs. Joe received excellent support from fellow opener William Forde who made 39.
HEAVY overnight rain and further morning downpours were not enough to derail any of Harlow CC’s main promotion candidates over the weekend. The First, Second and Fourth XI’s all won to ensure they retained their respective places in the automatic promotion slots of their divisions whilst the midtable 3rd and 5th XI’s suffered honourable defeats.
IT’S as you were in the First XI Shepherd Neame Essex Senior League Division 3 as despite the First XI comfortably beating (in the end) Stanford le Hope CC other promotion rivals also secured straightforward wins leaving things very much wide open with Harlow currently sitting in second place.
THREE very unique cricket clubs visit Harlow and all on the same day
THE big game of the day in First XI Division 3 was without doubt the clash at Marigolds between third place Harlow CC and second placed Westcliff on Sea CC. It had the feel of a game the home side could not afford to lose even at this the midpoint of the campaign. As it turned out the baggy greens produced their finest performance of the season crushing their promotion rivals by 145 runs.
AT around 6.30 on Saturday evening two exciting games of cricket were drawing to a close at Harlow Cricket Club. The first team had already returned from a comprehensive victory at strugglers West Essex whilst the Third XI were on their way to an excellent win away.
IT was a weekend of marvellously close top of the league action for Harlow CC’s first and second teams but both sides were to be left bitterly frustrated in losing from potentially winning positions only to suffer defeat in the final over their respective fixtures.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winning teams from St Nicholas who overcame a spirited Church Langley team to take this year’s Girls Kwik-Cricket trophy. The event, held once again at the Harlow Town CC, was attended by eight teams who enjoyed the warm weather and great facilities.
THE promotion challenge of both Harlow 1st and 2nd XI’s went up a gear on Saturday as both produced emphatic performances in their latest Shepherd Neame Essex League fixtures.
Cricket: MCC set to come to Harlow CC. Full details on poster.
PROLONGED overnight rain ensured that Harlow’s cricketers arrived at their various grounds to be met by green drying wickets that would be challenge to bat on. Consequently, Saturday saw mixed results as the 2nd & 4th XI’s maintained their current tremendous form to claim victories.