Haslington Cricket Club based in south Cheshire was founded over one hundred years ago and we have been at our current location in Clay Lane for over thirty years. The Club has a playing strength of four Senior teams and seven Junior teams from U9 to U21.
Our Senior cricket is played in the Cheshire County Cricket League and Cheshire Cricket League. Our Junior teams play in the South Cheshire Junior Cricket League and the Cheshire County Junior Cricket League.
We are a charitable organisation through the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme. The Clubhouse operates our day to day cricketing activities - changing facilities, hosts our teas and is our bar on match days. We host events throughout the year which attract many people from within the village and beyond.
In 2006 we were one of the first clubs in the County to be awarded the prestigious ECB Clubmark accreditation. The Club has hosted junior County and County District fixtures. Our ground at Clay Lane is one of the best appointed in the area with a large car park, flat 6 acre playing area and all the facilities expected of a quality cricket ground.
Membership is in the region of 150 including both senior and juniors, the majority of whom live within the village and surrounding area, many within walking distance. We provide space for the local schools to play their cricket, as recent school buildings expansion has reduced the size of their playing fields.
During the season, the ground has junior matches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday evenings. Senior practice takes place on Tuesday evenings with two Junior sessions for the older age groups on a Tuesday evening and the youngsters on a Friday. The ground is used by senior teams on both a Saturday and a Sunday. Throughout a typical year over 8000 people visit the Club for cricket-related functions.
The Club took the view some years ago that the payment of ‘imported’ players was not going to allow the development of our thriving Junior Section. Accordingly, we can demonstrate that players who began their playing careers at a young age at the Club have a development path that not only sees them into senior cricket but also taking an active role in the progress of the Club. Both Captains and Vice Captains of our Senior sides have learned their cricket as Juniors at Haslington. None of our players are paid. The strong Management Committee also contains members who have grown up with the Club.
We only generate income from activities we organise ourselves and the membership fees which we keep to a minimum.