The Hemingford Pavilion Newsletter Oct 2020

The Hemingford Pavilion NewsletterAs we all battle to recover from lockdown and the ongoing challenges faced by all our members under "the new normal" conditions, I'm delighted to be introducing our first quarterly Pavilion Newsletter.The Sports Academy's ambition pre-Covid was to begin and lead the process of developing better communication and partnership between the constituent clubs, with the long-term aim of this newsletter being the representation of EVERY constituent club and a whole site advertising, marketing & events calendar platform.Having supported both the Cricket and Football clubs in the past it is great to have contributions from both clubs in this test edition, and report their success in getting their programmes restarted.It has been superb to see activity returning to the site

Double Wicket Maiden Aden

An impressive double wicket maiden over by Aden wasn't enough to stop Warboys & St Ives ending Hemingford U11s fine unbeaten run. Rupert put on a fast paced 1st wicket partnership with skipper Millie Fielding first, Hemingford bowled well against a good standard of opposition batsmen. Rupert, getting more accurate every game, stemmed the run rate taking 1 wicket and was well supported by Ed, Sam and Sophia. Louis, Will (2 wickets) and Keshav backed up the openers in the middle of the innings before Aden's magic over put Hemingford in control. Emmett, playing his second ever game, improved his bowling dramatically during his second over and fielded well throughout. Emmett's bowling improved dramatically as the game went on However, the rest of the

Friday Nighters Donate Equipment to the HPCC Youth Teams

The club would like to say a huge thank you to the Hemingford Social Team, (also known as the Friday Nighters), whose excess kitty over the past 20 years or so has been donated in part to the Youth Team. This has allowed us to purchase a few pieces of training equipment, most notably the Crazy Catch, as demoed by Jonah here. See here for some of the ways the crazy catch can be used to improve catching and reflexes. Thank you particularly to Tony Dean and Chris Hallisey who have been collecting the kitty over the past few years and made the offer to the Youth squad. Look forward to playing again with you next summer when hopefully

U11s Snatch Thrilling Tie vs Alconbury

HPCC U11s snatched a thrilling tie on the last ball of an nail biting game vs Alconbury at the Hemingford Pavilion. Sam and Jonah kept their nerve in a scrambled single after a nurdle through to square leg. The throw into the bowlers end just wasn't quite accurate enough to take the bails off, but it did however deny Hemingford an unlikely win. Earlier in the game Jonah nearly took a hattrick with the last 3 balls of the Alconbury innings, Izzy took a marvelous run out with a direct hit from backward point and Sophia and Rupert blazed 22 for the first batting partnership. Jonah scored the winning run Bowling first, Hemingford restricted the flow of runs and took regular wickets

Hemingford win again in Alconbury

by Barnaby Perks A balmy August evening in Alconbury under the steeple of the charming St Peter and St Paul church was the scene for for Hemingford U11s’ latest conquest. Finlay was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to his name. He was ably backed up with solid overs from Louis and Emmett plus explosive spells from Aden and Ed. Some tidy bowling and several wickets pegged the home team to 253. In response Hemingford made steady but relentless progress to their goal. Sophia and Finlay laid a solid foundation before Millie and Charlie took the game away from Alconbury with positive running between the wickets and quick fire run accumulation to put Hemingford firmly in control. Aden and

Hemingford U9s coast to 78 run win

By Paul Fogden From the first ball to the last stroke of the bat Hemingford controlled and dominated their opposition in a totally one sided match. Batting first Huntingdon had no answer to the pace and accuracy of the bowling attack. From 120 balls bowled Hemingford gave away a measly 7 wides, took 6 wickets and conceded only one boundary. Huntingdon restricted to a score of 197. Superb bowling from all the players with the pick of the bunch being debutant Liam who took 2 wickets for the loss of no runs. Other key Wicket takers on the day were Harry F (2), Archie (1) and Josh (1). Liam delivering another unplayable delivery There was also excellent fielding through the innings which included

2 victories on the day but 2 very different matches

by Paul Fogden A comfortable 67 run victory against Warboys was followed by a nervy but exciting 8 run win against Little Paxton during a morning filled with good cricket and some individual standout performances. First up Warboys. We fielded first and through a mixture of excellent bowling and fielding we restricted the opposition to a below par score of 201. All the boys bowled well and showed much improvement on the previous week. In particular, there were 2 devastating spells of bowling from Sammy and Josh which were full of pace, accuracy and aggression with both boys taking 2 important wickets each. Harry H and Callum also chipped in with a wicket a piece with the loss of very few runs. Our

Top class bowling display seals win for HPCC U11s vs Little Paxton

An magnificent bowling display by Hemingford steered the U11s to a well deserved victory at the Hemingford Pavilion on Wednesday. 2 wickets in 2 balls from Will Hollebon, a spectacular caught and bowled from Rupert Thackeray and 3 wickets from Jonah Charles were some of the highlights in the field as Little Paxton were restricted to 248, in their chase of 262. Thackray played some fine shots to score 13 Batting first, Jonah Charles (4) and Ollie Hawes (3) got the home side off to a steady start, losing only one wicket and playing some great cricket shots. But the impetus for the innings came from Will Hollebon (14) and Rupert Thackeray (13) who didn't lose a single wicket in a very

All Stars to Start at HPCC Wednesday 22nd July

I'm pleased to announce that Tim Chambers is to start up All Stars from Wednesday 22nd July (tomorrow!). The sessions will last 6 weeks weather permitting each Wednesday from 6pm at the pavilion. We will of course be following the ECB COVID-19 guidelines so be prepared for sanitiser. If you didn't register via the official All Stars website earlier this year, then you are still welcome to attend. We will be taking club registrations at £10 per child, just fill in the standard junior section application form and bring it with you at your first session. If you have your official All stars kit from this year or a previous year, then please bring it with you and wear the t-shirts. All

Aspired Coaching to Take on HPCC U13s this summer

I am pleased to announce that Grade 2 qualified coach Mike Farmer from Aspired Coaching has agreed to take on the U13s team this summer. For a long time this was looking unlikely, with no volunteer coach coming forward, so this is a great result for the U13s who now have the opportunity to play cricket in the village, Whilst Aspired Coaching offer brilliant value, we do unfortunately need to charge more for the U13s only as it is a professional service. Cost will be £25 and will cover Thursday night training until 27th August (weather permitting) and some games as well. Any additional money taken over and above the coaching costs will be put back into the club. Come along