2nd Place for Hemingford Park U9s at County Club Finals Day

Hemingford U9s played brilliantly on Sunday to secure 2nd place at county club finals day on a hot Septembers day in Peterborough. A hugely impressive all round bowling display clinched a nail biting semi final against a talented Huntingdon CC. In the final Hemingford restricted Peterborough CC's classy batsmen well initially but the batting let them down a little against some really high quality opposition. A great mornings cricket was brought to a close as they were each awarded a well deserved silver medal rounding off a very impressive season for Hemingford Park's youngest age group. Ethan, Charlie, Sammy, Luca, Harry and Eddie Batting first in the semi final vs Huntingdon, Hemingford batted OK, but struggled more than they were used to

Bank Holiday end of Season Social and Parents vs Kids Lineups

The Hemingford Park CC end of season social is on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30th @ The Pavilion, also including the Parents vs Kids game. All players & families are welcome, including those not playing and will be a nice way to finish off the season. All money will be put towards the club funds. 4:30pm Meet and set up5:00pm Parents vs Kids Game Starts6:30pm BBQ7:30pm End of Season Awards8:00pm Finish Dan Hawes is kindly organising the BBQ, we will be selling beef and chicken burgers at £3 and hot dogs at £2. Sorry, we are unable to offer a vegetarian option but if you want to bring a vegeburger or something and are ok to share the BBQ with meat we

Parents Vs Kids – Match Report

Despite raining on and off throughout the day, the parents vs kids game went ahead on a sticky wicket that made batting difficult. Highlight of the day seemed to be a glorious straight drive for four from the bowling of his son Harry. But the very next ball Fowler Snr went for the same big shot missed it and over went his middle stump, much to the delight of Fowler Junior. Martin got one back for the parents, getting Rupert out but Ed showed his dad Will how its done with a great ball which made a mess of his dad's stumps. The family rivalry kept coming over after over for what was a lot of fun and £240 going towards

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

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