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Louis introduces Zulu Sports to Cleck’

Louis Aspeling is a man well known to the Cricket Section at Moorend having been with Cleck’ almost nine years ago as an overseas batsman and his reputation as a decent man enhanced the Club’s decision to put their trust in a company he represents that promises good quality clothing and cricket items at affordable prices.

The following statement has been kindly put forward by Louis; “The concept and idea of creating the brand ‘Zulu Sports’ started back in 2015. Looking around all the Clubs in the Drakes Huddersfield League and beyond we came to the realisation that most Clubs have mixed feelings towards suppliers, in regards receiving an affordable product but not neglecting quality. We also noticed how bigger brands out in the marketplace were crippling already struggling Clubs with they're inflated prices and numerous set up costs. So we decided on offering the following;

All our set up services are free.

We have two options that rewards’ Clubs for joining us online. These are as follows;

A raffle bat or eleven free short sleeve playing shirts on placing a bulk order of forty plus garments.

When I received a call from Cleck’s Captain John Wood to discuss the potential of becoming the Club’s supplier, the brand could not be more excited of the prospect. I myself had great memories spending the 2008 season as their overseas.  Back then I can recall a Club sticking to their ‘guns’ and pride themselves in doing it right when others didn't. Straight honest folk!

Zulu Sports already have some top Clubs on board and having Cleck’ on our books would really get us noticed by others in the Bradford League, hence the recent signing of Scholes CC and Jer Lane CC also just recently.

John was particular on what himself/the Club and his team wanted and we were more than happy to accommodate him in his requests.

Louis Aspeling pictured during his time at Cleck' in 2008

As we enter 2017 exciting changes have been taking place and new additions and options can be offered now to our customers.

We offer a bespoke design service which gives us an edge over other competitors out there. All our garments and manufacturing duties are UK based, thus supporting our ever changing British economy.

We are now able to manufacture and design clothing for any sport type on the market.

Zulu will be following Cleckheaton CC this season with great interest and is looking forward to see the boys hopefully picking up silverware wearing the Zulu brand.

All the best for the forthcoming season!!”

Louis represents Zulu Sports a company that guarantees good quality and service

**Items can be purchased by going in to the Zulu Sports section at the top of the Home Page**

Abbo’ set for Cleck’

Bradford City’s former midfielder and current Chief Scout Greg Abbott has confirmed that he will be one of two speakers for Cleck’s Annual Dinner on Friday March 3rd 7 for 7:30pm.

News of an additional Bantams favourite will be announced soon who will partner MC John Collier and the brilliant comedian John Lory with tables of 10 costing £350 that includes the usual superb three course meal and to book please contact any Cricket Committee member or Kevin on 07896 153731.

The traditional Cricket Section’s dinner is the flagship of the Club’s fund-raising events but other occasions are equally as important and to date there’s been a brilliant response for the evening with the superb motown and soul singer Kevin Kendricks who is certain to make the function room at Moorend rock on Saturday February 4th 7:30pm.

Former Cricket Chairman Dave Worrall is anticipating a fabulous turn out with a great response already from a number of individuals who are bringing guests with them.

Dave or any Cricket Committee member can be contacted at the Club to book a table or individual places or simply turn up on the night and for a cost of just £10 per person that includes supper a brilliant evening is guaranteed.

The Cricket lads commence indoor practice sessions at Tong School on Tuesday February 7th at 7:00pm.

Greg Abbott is a serious football man but away from his profession extremely funny!

Sports Club's new Club Manager revealed

Following a new appointment of a Club Manager at Moorend the Sports Club’s Executive Committee has issued the following announcement.

‘The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the new Club Manager will be Paul Brooke.

Paul has a long association with the Club and is a former main sponsor of the Rugby 1st XV.  He has been appointed following a thorough and impartial selection process from a group of very strong applicants. 

Paul will have a week’s induction working alongside Mick Collins from Monday 16 January before commencing in his role fully on Monday 23 January.

I am sure you will wish to join me in wishing Paul well in his new role.

Mick’s leaving party is on Sunday 29 January: we hope that as many people as possible will be able to come down to the Club to mark Mick’s leaving after over 12 years as the Club’s Steward.  A buffet will be provided and we will be making a presentation to Mick at 2,30pm. If any member would like to contribute to his collection, there is a collecting box on the bar.

Mick Collins is set to leave his post as Bar Manager

The season’s fixtures in full can be found by going in to the official Bradford League website at the foot of this website’s Home Page

*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*

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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