Yesterday our Hawks under 13s side retained their Hyndburn Indoor Competition title for a third consecutive year,
With a squad of seven players comprising Lewis Elliott, Matt Litherland, Sam Anderson, Euan Vickery, Ismael Shakeel, Lewis Cartmell and Jack Roberts, we initially took on Baxenden in the semi-final, running out winners by 30 runs.
The final was a tighter affair against Church, but good bowling and smart fielding saw us take 6 wickets to leave Church on net 12 runs after their 6 overs. Sensible batting saw us past their total by some margin and even though we lost a few wickets toward the end victory was ours by 6 runs.
A very positive start to 2018 for our Hawks, this a second trophy following our Under 15s victory in the same competition last week. Like their U15s counterparts, 5 of yesterday’s Under 13s squad can return to defend their title next year.
Yesterday our Hawks U15s started the 2018 season with a bang, winning the Hyndburn Indoor Cricket Tournament.
In the first game, Paul Houldsworth’s side faced Rishton CC, scoring 252 and restricting them to 225, before going on to beat Church CC by a score of 247 – 236
Our Junior Coordinator Mick Deasey said ‘In all, we scored 99 runs for the loss of just one wicket this afternoon and won convincingly against both Church and Rishton. Top performances all round from the lads, proper cricket shots and only one “yahoo” that cost the one and only wicket.’
Our six a side team comprised Seb Whalley, Ethan Houldsworth, Rayhaan Hussain, Alex Kennedy, Thomas Newton and Haris Iqbal. The victory is made all the more impressive given five of these six players will be eligible to play at U15 level in 2019.
Next week our Hawks Under 13’s take part in their age category version of the same tournament, going in as Champions and looking to retain their title. We’ll let you know how they get on.
Once again prior to season our Hawks teams will be competing in the Hyndburn Indoor Competition. All matches will be played at Hyndburn Leisure Centre and are as follows;
Under 15 Finals Day – Sunday 18th February (only 4 teams competing so we are straight to Finals Day)
Under 13 Finals Day – Sun 25th February (Only 4 teams competing so we are straight to Finals Day)
Under 11 Finals Day – Sun 4th March (As last years Winners, we go straight through to Finals Day)
Under 9 Finals Day – Sun 25th March
In the Under 9 and Under 11 sections, play offs will take place for a finals day place. These matches will be played on Sunday 4th February.
All matches will be played between 2pm and 4pm,
As 2017 Champions, our Under 11s side will not be required to play-off, however our Under 9s may have to contest for a place at Finals Day, watch this space
We will provide further information once we have details of the draw for each age group
We can now confirm that our Hawks Junior nets will commence on Friday 16th February from 7pm to 8pm at Norden Sports Centre
This will be a six week programme running each Friday evening and finishing on Friday 6th April after which we move to outdoor training at GHCC. Please note that Friday 30th March will be excluded as this is Good Friday and the centre will be closed.
All welcome, we hope to see you there.