It’s that time of year when, fresh from the Open, the countries best golfers descend on the borough to take part in the annual Enfield CC golf day. This years event will be hosted as usual by Rishton GC, taking place on 1st September with Tee off times from 12:30. Teams of four cost £140 with all the usual goodies and competitions included. Love playing from the rough? Got a Caddy like this guy?
Then why not give it a go? For more details contact the club or our Chairman, Howard Cook, for more details.
Enfield CC plan to mount a clock above the door of our tea room at the Clayton end of DHL. The clock will be in memory of our former player, Captain and Chairman, Geoff Dixon.
Geoff recently passed away after a short illness, but will forever be remembered as a Championship and Cup winning Captain, as well as long serving club official culminating in a lengthy stint as Chairman.
The clock will be funded by donations, and anybody wishing to do so can make a contribution by contacting the club or our Vice Chairman, Robin Bracewell.
Thanks to a brilliant response from our members, supporters, players and neighbours we are happy to announce the first 100+ numbers have now been drawn.
You can check out your number by clicking the tab on our homepage entitled “Platinum 100 Club”
A reminder that our first draw will be after our next T20 home game this coming Friday against Clitheroe.
Now that the first set of 100 numbers have been taken, its time for our Platinum 100 club members to receive their numbers. Number allocations will take place tonight (Sunday 11th of June) in the members bar.
Once allocated, the numbers will appear on the “Platinum 100” tab on the homepage of our website.
A reminder that our first draw will be taking place next week after the T20 home game v Clitheroe next Friday (16th June).
if you’ve missed out on one of the first 100 numbers, don’t worry as we are now open to more applications via the application form.
Good luck to all!
Here are the details of Geoffs funeral arrangements-
The funeral will take place on Tuesday 6th of June at All Saints, Clayton-le-Moors from 10:30am. Then afterwards at Enfield CC.
Eileen has asked that only family attend the crematorium please.
On Friday June 9th are expecting to be visited by none other than Jeff Stelling. Jeff and friends will be walking from St James’ Park to the other St James’ Park which is Newcastle to Exeter for the none footy geeks. As the title says 15 marathons in 15 days.
This is a charity event, and to be precise Sky Sports football pundit Jeff, and friends will be walking 400 miles in 15 days between 45 football clubs raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. It is a fairly high profile event and he will be joined by other sports personalities and members of the public along the way each day and they are hoping to raise £500k.
This is the event (we are Day 8 of 15 – Oldham to Accrington): https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/march-for-men/jeff-stellings-march-for-men
jeff and his charity heroes will be arriving at DHL around 5-6pm and will be stopping off for some well earned refreshments and a short rest. I’m sure they will welcome any contributions to this great cause whilst resting a DHL. Visit the link above to pledge your support.
We look forward to seeing you all at Dill Hall Lane.
It’s with great sadness that today we announce that our former Captain and Chairman, Geoff Dixon has passed away.
Geoff represented Enfield as a player and later as Captain during what many consider to be the clubs glory years. During his career, spanning 23 years between 1958-1981, the Dill Hall Laners won the league 3 times and the Worsley Cup twice. Scoring almost 6000 runs, Geoff is considered a true legend at Enfield CC. Up until only rccently, the team Geoff led, still met regularly to celebrate the good times. Next time they will be one legend short.
Not satisfied with an illustrious playing career, after hanging up his boots. Geoff did what many of his generation did, he worked tirelessly as a volunteer at Dill Hall Lane as a committee member. Later he became Chairman were he oversaw what many other clubs rightly consider to be one of the best run cricket and social clubs in East Lancs.
Geoff’s silver hair helped him to be instantly recognisable around the club on match days, sadly his presence on match days will be no more.
Our deepest condolences go to Eileen and the rest of the Dixon family.
Platinum 100 kicks off in June and so far is proving a massive success, so much so that only around 25% of the initial launch of numbers remain and this after only 2 weeks of them being available.
if you’ve missed out so far, we’ve attached a registration form that you can fill in and return the to the address shown in time for the first draw in June.
Please give us your support!