A few weeks ago we announced we were inviting donations in aid of the Geoff Dixon memorial clock. We are delighted to announce that thanks to the generosity of the many people who knew Geoff, we will be unveiling the clock outside the tea room at the interval during our game against Rawtenstall on Saturday 5th August. The unveiling will be made by Eileen Dixon and one of the “legends” team that Geoff successfully Captained. Enfield CC would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to this lasting memorial.
Unfortunately we have to announce that our Professional will be returning home earlier than expected after being called up by his home state for a Tournament. The ACA Sir Vizzy Tournament will be played in Vizianagaram in August and September and will mean Ravi will return home after our game v Church and miss the last 5 games of the season. Enfield will be employing sub-pro’s for this period.
We’ve now got confirmation of the rest of our fixtures for season 2017, 5pts clear at the top of Div2 means we’ve plenty to play for if we are going to be the first winners of the Div2 Trophy. As most will be aware a simple reverse of H & A games would not be possible but apart from one fixture (Church) that’s what we seem to have got. We finish with a cracking derby against Accrington at DHL.
Our 2s face very similar fixtures with 3 away and 4 home games again with plenty of derbies.
It’s probably no coincidence that both the 1s and 2s face the same opponents (with the exception of Colne/Nelson 2s). We are, after all, one Pro, one wage clubs and we can’t see that changing. We are of course in an area were the number of clubs to ratio of people playing the game is probably at its skinniest!
The 3s have a couple of re-arranged games and big thanks must go to both Jack Bottomley and Clitheroe CC for agreeing to move our scheduled 3X1 game on 28th August to 2nd Sept. Allowing us all to enjoy Its A Knockout day at DHL, and for Clitheroe’s juniors to support the senior team on T20 finals day at Darwen.
This seasons fixtures have not been ideal and it would be wrong to pretend they have. But for the Church fixture we do seem to have managed home and away derbies which is some consolation. Given the fact that all our neighbours are in the same division will definitely stimulate more interest in Hyndburn cricket as the season draws to a close. I also want to thank Jack again for taking on the thankless task of sorting these games. Nobody was ever going to be totally happy but thanks to Jack we were able to at least to confirm our 2nd phase home fixtures long before this weekends split. This keeps our sponsors happy for one, and sponsors help pay the bills!
Next season should more straight forward and we hope for as near as possible home/away/home/away and so on fixtures, and for maybe a better rub of the green when it comes to the dates of derbies. We will play four derbies and should expect two of those to be at home, well at least let’s hope so. Of course gates aren’t what they used to be but from a sponsorship point of view these are well supported games and I will be promoting our opinion on these from the outset. Anyway, here we go…..
5th Aug Rawtenstall (H), 13th Aug Church (A), 19th Aug Bacup (H), 20th Aug Rishton (A), 27th Aug Colne (H), 3rd Sept Gt Harwood (A), 10th Sept Accrington (H)
5th Aug Rawtenstall (A), 13th Aug Church (H), 19th Aug Bacup (A), 20th Aug Rishton (H), 27th Aug Nelson (A), 3rd Sept Gt Harwood (H), 10th Sept Accrington (A)
6th Aug Ramsbottom (A), 12th Aug Lowerhouse (H), 26th Aug Accrington (H), 2nd Sept Clitheroe 4th (H), 9th Sept Rawtenstall (A)
August Bank Holiday Monday sees the return of the Enfield CC It’s a Knockout family fun day to DHL. What proved to be an outstanding day last year is expected to be even bigger and better this year. In 2016 over 20 teams of 10 people competed under blue skies to win the top prize and a donation to a charity of their choice.
Over 20 teams have already entered this years challenge and with a substantial crowd also expected to attend again, this years competition should prove great fun and highly popular.
Again the day will be complimented by a number of stalls, can bars and plenty of other entertainment.
If you would like to enter a team or if you’re interested in locating a stall, please contact the club via email on the website or phone or Jack Cook or any member of the ECC social committee.
The draw for July’s lucky number
with a prize of
will be held in the Lockett Lounge on
Sunday 30th July
after the 2nd XI game versus Bacup CC
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.