It’s been a frustrating, weather interrupted start to the season on the field for HTCC but the big news is off the field in that the club have now received the Planning Approval Notice for a new pavilion. The next big challenge is obtaining quotes and finding the funding necessary to ensure we can meet our ambitions. The existing facilities have served us well but if we want to continue growing at the rate we have over recent seasons a new pavilion and the extra volunteers and players it will attract is a must, not just for the club, but the whole community. We have proved that the demand is there we now need the help in meeting it.
On the field the 1st XI have suffered three league defeats against early pacesetters in games that could easily have gone the other way, no more so than at home to South Kirkby when the visitors posted 199-9 with Alec Elliott 3-37 and James Winstanley 3-38 the main wicket takers. In reply Town got off to flying start with Alec 21 and Luke Cockburn 38 leading the way but an excellent unbeaten 57 from Ellis Pattison proved in vain as they finished 176 all out. They made amends with a convincing 7 wicket cup win at home to Featherstone, three wickets for Craig Pattison and James Winstanley and two for youngster Andrew Decent restricted the visitors to 162 before Luke Black 66 and Gareth Stent 36 eased Town home.
The 2nd XI have only played two games so far and have found the going tough away from home but hope to get back on track soon.
The midweek XI have been in great form with 3 wins from 3 in convincing fashion. All the players have contributed to a great start with Rhys Mann and Tommy Hyde making match winning contributions. They will be hoping to continue their good form over the future weeks.
The juniors have shown that hard works pays off with the Under 9’s currently unbeaten and a good win away at Brodsworth for the Under 13’s.
Keep up the great effort everyone!’