About Hanslope Cricket Club
Although Hanslope CC was not officially formed until after the 2nd World War, organised cricket in the village was played intermittently throughout much of the last century. In the early days, teams from the Hanslope, including a team representing The Watts Arms, played cricket at various locations within the village, including sites in Tathall End, Hanslope Park and Long Street. †
After the War, Hanslope Cricket Club (HCC) was
officially formed and played itís first competitive fixture in the spring of
1946. The team was captained by Arthur Snaith and played home games in a field
behind the Watts Arms Public House.
Since 1960, HCC has been at itís present home - The Recreation Ground, Castlethorpe Road. Today, some fifty years after it was formed, HCC is still going strong, playing competitive Saturday cricket in the 2nd Division of the South Northants League and friendly Sunday fixtures against local sides.
The Recreation Ground, Castlethorpe Road, Hanslope. Picture Taken from Church Spire
Team on Tour 2000:
Picture taken whilst on Club tour to Bournemouth in 2000. Tour squad from back left to front right;
Steve Leathersich ¶ Jonathan Funnell (C) ¶ Mark White ¶ William Giffin ¶ Scott Hinshelwood ¶ Peter Firth ¶ Steve Ritchie
Ben Ritchie ¶ Paul Redman ¶ James Monk ¶ Simon Brown (WK) ¶ Mark Redman ¶ Ross Coles
Probably HCC's best ever opening, D Spinelli & D Cook scoring 203 for no loss against the Open University
President:††††††††††††† Robin Coles
Chairman:††††††††††††† Donald Cook
Vice Chairman:††††† Charlie Walmsley
Secretary: †††††††††††† Steve Ritchie
Treasurer: †††††††††††† Peter Firth
Fixture Secretary:††Ben Ritchie
Club Captain:††††††† Jonathan Funnell
Vice Captain: William Giffin
Sunday Captain:††† Mathew Chilton
Richard Blake, Den Brown, Jim Madeley, Steve Wales & Les McLean
& Les McLean
Bob Baird, Fred Brown, B Stimpson, Tony James, Archie Sains & Trevor McLean
Membership & Match Fees:
Annual Membership to Hanslope Cricket Club is currently £12 and is payable when playing your 5th match. Match Fees for the 2009 season is £5.00, youth fees are £3.00. Training is Wednesday evenings starting from 16th April 2008, new players always welcome.
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