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Andy looks forward to new opening partner

Andy Gorrod has become a regular and popular member of Cleck’s team over the last few years and although the 2016 season wasn’t his best at the Club he remains a pivotal player in the team. For the 2017 season he will have a new opening partner in Nick Lindley and Andy cannot wait to get started.

“I am really Looking forward to opening with Nick next year he’s been one of the top openers in the Bradford League since he started in the League,” commented Andy. “He’s someone who will graft and not give his wicket away, which is something we need after last season. He balances the top order well and hopefully will score plenty of runs at Cleck’. I don’t see why he cannot score 1,000 runs if the weather allows.”

Preparation is key and again Andy is ready for the challenge ahead. “Also, I am looking forward to getting back in the indoor nets with the lads getting ready for the start of the season,” he added. “If we can get all of our mentalities right with the bat and ball (me especially!) there’s no reason why we cannot challenge for top spot.”

Nick is an excellent signing for Cleck’ and the ideal partner for Andy next season who for several seasons flourished playing alongside Tim Jackson but after Jacko’ joined Woodlands things weren’t quite as easy for Andy in 2016 but he is highly rated at Moorend and supporters, members and players are looking forward to him teaming up with a new opening partner.

Nick Lindley is an ideal opening partner for Andy Gorrod

Unfortunately, the Club has lost the services of Jimmy Lee to Bankfoot and also Chris Holliday along with Sam Gatenby who should prove to be an excellent capture for Scholes.

It was feared that John Wood might not be available as Skipper for 2017 but thankfully Woody remains at the helm for at least one more year.

John Wood stays as the First Team Captain for 2017

Forward thinking committee strikes again!!

Cleck’s cricket committee are close to striking a deal with a Sports equipment supplier.

It is anticipated that the Club via the supplier will market kit for Christmas through websites and social media. Further details to follow but the afore-mentioned appears an exciting opportunity.

Plenty to look forward to in 2017

The on-going fund-raising gathers speed in the New Year and the first event involves the brilliant soul and motown singer Kevin Kendricks who's been to Cleck’ previously and he is a man well known on the local Club circuit and someone who never fails to impress.

On Saturday February 4th Moorend will rock to a man who provides fabulous entertainment and in addition to his own fantastic repertoire of songs, Kevin has a talented colleague who also sings in the second part of his show.

Dave Worrall is the man overseeing the event and for further details contact Dave or any other Cricket Committee member.

The target is a minimum of 120 guests that gives the room a tremendous atmosphere as well as a superb night out and fantastic value at just £10 per person including supper.


On Friday March 3rd the Cricket Section’s traditional annual dinner takes place in the function room with the usual top-notch three-course meal and speakers that are yet to be confirmed but they are very likely to be two officials or one official and a player from Bradford City FC.

The MC is the brilliant John Collier and the comedian John Lory and the cost remains at £35 per head, which is tremendous value. To book a table of 10 or individual places contact Dave or any cricket committee member or e-mail k_mitchell3@sky.com

The briliant Kevin Kendricks is poised for Cleck' on Saturday February 4th

The Club’s Main Sponsor for 2017 is Stanley Cars and the Ssangyong and MG dealers based on Canal Road in Bradford supports the Cricket Section for the fourth season on the trot with other sponsors likely to follow.

As previously reported new signings Nick Lindley from Pudsey Congs and Awais Ejaz from East Bierley are in place for next term with Joe Wood also promised a First Team place, which is great news for the progression of young players.

*previous stories can be found by going in to the Archive Section at the top of the Home Page with memories for many Cleck’ members of a fabulous trip to Lord’s*

VACANCY: Club Manager

Salary £25,000 OTE + bonus incentives.

Cleckheaton Sports Club is looking to appoint a Club Manager.

As well as managing all aspects of our award winning bar, the Club Manager will be responsible for the marketing and management of our function room.

For more information or for an application pack, please email: cleckheatonsportsclub@gmail.com

Closing date: 16 December 2016

Details of all sections of the Club can be found on; www.cleckheatonsportsclub@gmail.com

For news on the All Rounder ECB Bradford Premier L'ge; www.bradfordcl.com

The Wickham Arms Hotel www.wickhamarmshotel.co.uk

For further news on Cleckheaton CC visit www.cleckheatoncricketclub.com Bob Speight has made sure that for many years there are updated facts, figures and some brilliant photographs and history surrounding Cleckheaton CC.

Bob Speight continues sterling work at Cleck'

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