Junior Cricket Fixtures Announced

Hollingworth Cricket Club

Season 2017


Under 11's (Sundays)

30th April 2017 Home Broadbottom
7th May 2017 Home Hadfield
14th May 2017 Away Dinting
21st May 2017 Home Charlesworth
28th May 2017 Away Woodley
4th June 2017 Home Tintwistle
11th June 2017 Away Old Glossop
18th June 2017 Home Newton
25th June 2017 Away Mottram


Under 13's (Weds)

3rd May 2017 Away Newton
10th May 2017 Home Old Glossop
17th May 2017 Away Tintwistle
24th May 2017 Home Broadbottom
31st May 2017 Away Compstall
7th June 2017 Home Dinting
14th June 2017 Away Hadfield
21st June 2017 Home Woodley
28th June 2017 Home Mottram

Under 15's (Mondays/Thursdays*)

8th May 2017 Home Mottram
15th May 2017 Home Old Glossop
22nd May 2017 Away Charlesworth
1st June 2017 * Away Dinting
5th June 2017 Home Hadfield
12th June 2017 Home Broadbottom
19th June 2017 Away Woodley

Any questions, please see Tony Bowie or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Enjoy the season!!!

Friday Night Entertainment

Join us for our annual 'Curry & Comedy' night on Friday 21st April from 7pm. Only £20 for a great evening of Kurt's famous curry and comedy from regular compare Rob Riley and this years guest comedians.

This year our guest acts will be:




For tickets please contact any committee member or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Junior Cricket - Become An 'All Star

Aged 5-8 And Interested In Cricket?

Become an 'ALL STAR'

All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.


Bring a friend and join our program at Hollingworth Cricket by following the link below and registering your place:…/99e9bea7-5daf-4379-bbb3-de25fc91…

We look forward to seeing you this summer..........



Hollingworth CC AGM

Please see the message below from Peter Morris (Chairman) regarding the AGM:

“The Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 28th March at the club. It is a very important meeting where we will discuss playing matters and the long term development of the club. Discussions are being held with the football club and potential funding opportunities are being looked for to redevelop the club house and changing facilitates. A brief update on progress will be reported at the meeting.


On the playing side, we have some new rules for games being introduced including changes to the divisions in 2018, revised start times and the introduction of some 20:20 fixtures in 2017 and we will also discuss other playing matters like training, coaching and new members.


Please can you try and attend this meeting, to hear about what is happening and express your views. Please can you also spread the message to players and club members to try and ensure all know about this meeting”

Hollingworth bid for Tesco cash boost


Hollingworth bid for Tesco cash boost
Monday 27th February 2017 11:07 SportsPosted by Mark Phillip

Hollingworth Cricket Club is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Hollingworth Cricket Club is one of the groups on the shortlist. The club is looking for funds to support new coaches at the club and to improve facilities. The aim of the ‘Owzat – Cricket In Your Community project is to increase junior participation in cricket within the local community.

Hollingworth chairman Peter Morris said: “We play in the Derbyshire and Cheshire league and have two senior teams and three junior teams.

“We are constantly trying to improve our facilities and provide better coaching to our players – the funding that we could get from Tesco would give us a massive boost in supporting the development of our junior players.”

Voting is open in stores throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £27 million to more than 3,500 projects up and down the UK.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between. “We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit



HCC has applied for funding for coaches and community engagement through Tesco - Bags Of Help scheme (

We have been selected for in store voting and we now desperately need people to vote and help get the club selected. It takes over £6k each year just to keep the club afloat and that doesnt include any improvements - this will allow that and build junior sport in the local area....

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token. Then desposit your token in the corresponding box.

Voting will take place from Wednesday 1st March to Saturday 29th April








100 Club Recent Results

100 Club - Recent Results

Oct 2016

1st ball - 96 Miss V Lonergan
2nd ball - 26 Mr R Osborn

Nov 2016

1st ball - 44 Mr A Halliday
2nd ball - 73 Mr A Cockshott

Dec 2016

1st ball - 86 Mr A Talbot
2nd ball - 13 Mr A Hulme

Jan 2017

1st ball - 30 Mrs K Leech
2nd ball - 98 Mr P Toy

There are still several numbers available.

£2/number/month. 1st ball £50. 2nd £30.

Ask any committee member for details.

Players Forum 15th Nov 7pm

HCC Players - Please see below for information prior to our players meeting.



Dear Members of the DCCL

I am writing to you on behalf of the Management Committee of the DCCL with the 2016 season having just been completed. I would personally just like to congratulate those sides who have won trophies or gained promotion and commiserate with the clubs who were relegated or fell agonisingly short of a trophy.

What was clear to Management during the season was that some clubs were struggling to retain players, (particularly in the 18-25 age group), and that players appear to be also drifting from the game. The problems encountered by clubs was not helped by the wet season we have just had but there is clearly an increasing trend of players moving away from the game or showing less commitment to playing regularly. The result of the above issues was that a number of clubs forfeited second eleven league and cup fixtures during the season which is obviously a worrying trend that the Management Committee has discussed at some length in the latter stages of the season.

The ECB accepts that clubs throughout the country are struggling to retain older teenagers as well as those in their early twenties and that others are moving away from the game. Many of you may well have heard that clubs outside the DCCL are having similar struggles. The view of the Management Committee was that we couldn't simply sit back and say "well other leagues are having similar problems so let's just batten down the hatches and hope things improve". The Management Committee believe that some radical changes are required to try and alleviate the current trends whilst at the same time endeavouring to preserve the future of cricket in our geographic area.

The Management Committee has taken soundings from some senior players in the League and as you are aware a survey was sent by Ian Halford via the League's Twitter feed which we are pleased to say was completed by over 200 people. Taking into consideration the results of the survey and other representations to the Management Committee we are proposing a number of changes for the 2017 season. As a committee we are imposing a small number of changes but the majority of changes we wish clubs to consider and vote upon before coming, with a mandate, to an EGM which will be held on 15th December 2016. The meeting will be an EGM as some of the changes relate to section one rules although some other changes outside of section one are also being considered at that meeting.

In order for these proposals to be discussed by players the Management Committee require all clubs to convene a Players Meeting between Monday 10th October 2016 and Friday 2nd December 2016  when the proposals can be discussed and voted upon. Clubs are also required to advise the League Secretary of the date of their meeting as a member of the Management Committee will attend each meeting and set out the reasoning behind the proposed changes. The Management member attending will answer any questions and will then leave to allow clubs to vote on the proposals. We are insistent that clubs convene a Players Meeting as the proposals relate very much to the playing of cricket rather than administrative issues.

The attached document will act as an Agenda for the EGM and this should act as the Agenda for your Players Meeting.

Briefly the proposals are in response to the following points of reference:

1) Fines do not work - we are therefore proposing points deductions for concessions and playing teams short of the full compliment of eleven players.

2) Players find matches are too long or are not being involved enough in a game - we are looking at earlier start times, reducing the number of overs in second eleven matches, the abolition of the formal tea interval and the introduction of restricting the number of overs a bowler can bowl in first eleven matches.

3) There are not enough competitive matches - we are looking at bringing in a six division structure for the start of the 2018 season.This will allow clubs with a diversity in playing strength to have competitive matches. This change will also reduce the season by one Saturday thus allowing the first round of the cup competitions to be played on a Saturday. The six divisions will be 1st XI Division 1 - 8 clubs, Division 2 - 8 clubs and Division 3 – 7 clubs. Divisions 4, 5 and 6 will be for second eleven cricket.  

4) The survey indicated over 80% of those who responded wanted a 20/20 competition - we are proposing a voluntary 20/20 competition to be played on a Thursday eveningusing a pink ball.

5) The Management Committee feels that the in the changing climate we find ourselves in that we need to amend the rule 2 (a) to allow the Management Committee greater flexibility when considering applications to join the League   

The preservation of grass roots cricket in our area is of vital importance and as a committee we feel this is the time to act in the hope that current trends are reversed and the game can prosper at all levels. 

I would urge all clubs to take these proposals under serious consideration and please can you advise the League Secretary of the date of your Players Meeting as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Karl Williams

Chairman DCCL