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What’s happened at Moorend, to date.

With the Christmas and New Year period upon us it’s easy to put to one side thoughts of the new 2018 season starting in April but it will soon be here and a great deal has occurred already in preparation - and a great deal more is still to happen.

Below are details of forthcoming fund-raising events with a guest speaker for the Annual Dinner to be hopefully announced before the New Year. February witness’s fabulous entertainment in the form of a Rod Stewart tribute act and bookings are now being taken.

At least one if not two more new signings are anticipated and the following bullet points are relevant to Cleckheaton Cricket Club

  • Curtis Free and Joe Wood have left Cleck’ to sign for Doncaster Town and Spen Victoria respectively, with thanks for all they’ve done for the Club and genuine best wishes for the future.
  • Anne Wood retires from kitchen duties and once more with thanks to Anne for her brilliant teas and overall commitment for over a decade.
  • John Wood steps down as Skipper but remains a vital member of the First Team as Mally Nicholson takes his place as Captain.
  • Long serving batsman Ian Nicholson has retired from cricket due to family and work commitments and he leaves Moorend with sincere thanks from everyone connected at the Club for his loyal service.
  • Four new signings have been made to date; Toby Thoprpe an opening batsman from Undercliffe CC, Josh Thurwell an opening fast bowler captured from Carlton CC and another opening bowler, Johnny Whiteoak signed from Lightcliffe CC. In addition, overseas batsman and spin bowler Tayyab Tahir arrives from Pakistan before the season starts having been a success in First Class cricket in his homeland.
  • First and Second team nets sessions commence at Tong School on Tuesday Feb’ 6th until Tuesday March 27th – two nets available between 7-15pm and 8-15pm.
  • Junior nets to be held at Woodlands CC from Friday January 5th between 8pm and 9pm.
  • Cleck’ have drawn Morley at home in the Priestley Cup.
  • Previous stories can be found on the Home Page in the Archive Section.


Johnny Whiteoak is one of four new captures for Cleck' - with more to come!

Amazing tribute act set for Cleck’

One of the most convincing Rod Stewart tribute acts on the circuit is poised to come to Moorend on Saturday February 3rd 2018.

Organiser Dave Worrall had to book ‘Rock’ Stewart six months in advance and for the gig in the function room at the turn of next year this tremendous act is set to make the Club rock!

To book a place or places contact Dave either at the Club or on his mobile which is; 07752558296 or speak to any Cricket Committee member. Places will be at a premium as the cost of just £10 per person is a bargain for a genuine top-notch artiste.

The Cricket Section admits that on-going fund-raising has to occur and the afore-mentioned is just one of a number of events planned.

On Friday March 2nd the Club’s traditional Annual Dinner takes place with MC John Collier and Comedian John Gillan already booked and they’ll compliment the usual excellent three-course meal as well as a guest speaker, to be announced soon. The cost is £350 for a table of ten with individuals welcome. The bargain price has been maintained for a number of years. To book a table or places contact Kevin on 0789615371 0r 01535 275677 or speak to any Cricket Committee member.

In the meantime, the evening with Rock Stewart promises to be a night to remember – please book early!

Rock and Rod there's quality in every note!!

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

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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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