Parents vs Kids May 17th – Confirmed Line-ups

It was great to see such strong interest in the parents vs kids fundraiser, Monday 17th May. So many in fact we couldn't fit you all in so watch this space for a second game with priority given to those who missed out the last time. Format is still TBD, although it will be a form of softball pairs where each player will bowl 2 overs, bat 4 overs with minus points every time you are out. May 17th also means the start of the next phase in Covid Lockdown easing, which means I am hopeful we can maximise fundraising by putting on a BBQ, similar to what is done on Friday nights to feed both players and spectators. If anyone

2021 Youth Team Registration Day is 28th April

Sign-on day is only a couple of weeks away now, Wednesday 28th April 2021 from 6pm. It is important that we get as many forms and registration fees in on that day because membership will be limited to 18 children per age group on a first paid, first served basis. We may consider going over the 18 limit but only if more volunteers come forward. Find attached the membership form, please can you print off, fill it in and bring it along with you on the 28th. It really helps if you are able to come along to the sign on day so we can get all of the admin out of the way before games and training begins, but please

Hemingford Youth Cricket – 2021 Plans

As we near the start of the cricket season, the team have started to plan when we start and how we organise ourselves. All teams will train on Wednesday nights from 5th May, with a sign on day the week before 28th April where you are invited to fill in a membership form and meet the coaches. U9s will be coached by Stuart Charles, Tim Lowe & Mark Fowler. We will be entering two 6-aside teams who play mini tournament Sunday Mornings. U11s will be coached by Dave Cope, Keelan Seaman and Paul Fogden. We will be entering 2 8 a side teams; Softball 8 a side pairs, to be played Sunday mornings. This is aimed at the those less confident and / or

Thank you Tim and Maria Chambers

As many of you know, Tim and Maria Chambers will no longer be re-applying for their places on the HPCC board this season. On behalf of the club, I would like to pass on a huge thank you to Tim who has made a colossal contribution to cricket in the Hemingfords. Many of you will know Tim as the All-Stars coach over the past few summers who has done a brilliant job introducing 5-7 year olds into cricket and making it a lot of fun at the same time. The success and popularity of the junior section today can be squarely attributed to Tim's fantastic work, the current batch of U11s having started in all stars. Tim is stepping down as

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. https://crazycatch.com/cricket/ 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