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2023 early season news letter

2023 early season news letter

Liam Casey14 Apr 2023 - 18:23
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Subs, new kit and tours

The 2023 cricketing season starts next weekend at the HAC! We invite you all to look through the strong list of HAC fixtures and to pencil in as many matches as you can. We have a fantastic fixture card for this upcoming season plus there are a few more dates still to be added.

Liam Casey is 1XI Captain for 2023; Sean Parry Ashik Santimon and Jack Huxtable are Vice Captains.
Ed Haines is AXI Captain for 2023, with Santosh Heranjal, Matt Edwards and Ross Carter as Vice Captains.
Please advise your availability for fixtures ASAP. All fixture online now!

Subs & Match Fees
Annual subs are now due for the 2023 season.

2023 Annual Sub Amounts
Full: £145
Full before May: £125
Concession (Students / Under 25s): £85

2023 Individual match Fees
Pitch hire at the HAC has gone up this year and unfortunately we have to increase match fees as a result.
This fee includes: Pitch hire (inc ground staff fees), tea in the main house, Umpire and Scorer.
£20 If you play more than 2 games you will be asked to pay a sub.
Away fixtures - depends on the ground but £nil - £10
£30 for away team players visiting Armoury House

How to pay subs:
navigate to shop and pay there

Match fee payments
All payments made via Pitchero
Please look out for notification/email from Pitchero after matches..

Congestion charge Rules and travel
Congestion charge starts at 12pm and finishes at 6pm - Saturday and Sunday.

Nearest Tubes (both 5 mins walk)
Old Street: Northern Line
Moorgate: Northern, Circle, Hammersmith and city, Metropolitan.

We have updated training kit for 2023!
HACCC’s very smart Nike playing and training kit is available to purchase through a dedicated club page:
Kitlocker website
If you do not already have a password. Please DM: Liam Casey.
he HAC. The kit is being purchased through Kitlocker directly - delivery information and FAQs can be found in the “Delivery” and “Support” links in the menu footer on their website.

For all new players:
The HAC has a long and distinguished history, with cricket recorded as being played at the ground as far back as 1725! The HAC currently run three sides: 1XI who play mainly on Sundays, an AXI who play games on Saturdays and a Squadrons XI who have matches on Monday evenings.
We like to play games in a friendly atmosphere and try to give everyone who plays the opportunity to either bat, bowl or keep, however, when we take the field, we play to win. There is a very strong list of players here and most of us have either played to a high standard currently or in the past. I, therefore, expect us to be competitive in most games, but as I said, the emphasis is more social than anything else.
For those that haven’t played before, please don’t expect gritty Saturday league cricket. This is friendly social cricket, more akin to an MCC type game, without all the ties.

New recruits
We are always on the lookout for good cricketers to play with us at the HAC and welcome any referrals or introductions. Please cc Ed Haines and Liam Casey into an introductory email with the new player. Thank you.

We are actively looking for sponsorship. If you know of any interested parties, let us know and we can setup a meeting / discuss terms and incentives.

Our Tricentenary 1725 - 2025
It will be 300 years since the first game of cricket at the HAC in 2025... If you have any suggestion or recommendations for this celebration please let us know your thoughts.

Paris 2023:
we have a long weekend tour on the 15th and 16th of July. It's going to be amazing! Please sign up on the website. Further emails will be sent out in due course, confirming all details. Please sign up on the site.

South Africa Tour 2024
We are planning a tour to South Africa 2024. It will be a high class affair with quality fixture and good cricket in and around the Cape and Stellenbosch.
The tour will most likely be a week to ten days. Leaving on a Friday and retuning the following Monday. February or March.
Establishing early interest and numbers. Further emails will be sent out in due course. Please DM Liam Casey directly.

Many thanks and looking forward to the season.

Best wishes,

The HAC Cricket Committee.

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