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Interested in Playing Cricket?

March 8, 2010 by  
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Histon Cricket Club will be running teams this season in the under 11, under 12 and under 13 age groups.

The outdoor net sessions take place at Histon Recreation Ground and begin in w/c 19th April on the following evenings.

U11s Tuesday 6.15 – 7.30 (first session Tues 20th April)
U12s Wednesday 6.15 – 7.30 (first session Wed 21st April)
U13s Monday 6.30 – 7.45 (first session Mon 19th April)

The subscription fee is £35 per member and covers all matches and practice nights for the season.  Subscriptions will be collected when the outdoor sessions begin in April.

For more details on each team please contact the team managers:

Under 11 David Green – (M) 07774 017649 (H) 01954 252954

Under 12 – Joe Uttridge – (M) 07771787695

Under 13 – Martin Wilde – (M) 07952 635518  (H) 01223 233484

For general enquires please contact Joe Uttridge
(M) 07771787695 (Email) – ju4@hotmail.co.uk

Connections @ Histon FC

March 7, 2010 by  
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The new Connections Bus was launched at Histon FC’s recent home game against Hayes and Yeading. Before the game the Histon players joined local youngsters in trying out the new state of the art facilities incorporated into the Bus which provides a mobile youth facility to young people in the surrounding areas.

Councillor Charlie Nightingale, Chair of South Cambs District Council, aided by Stutes Skipper Matt Langston, and joined by Project manager Alan Webb, cut the blue ribbon and officially unveiled the new bus shortly before kick off. Caroline Stenner, a Press Relief trustee, also presented a cheque for £3,000 which will provide a new generator for the bus enabling computers, games consoles and dvd’s to be run more efficiently.

Connections Bus Project manager Alan Webb commented, “We are really excited about this new bus which will enable us to expand our activities to more venues around Cambridgeshire.” Histon’s PR Manager Graham Eales added: “We as a club were really pleased to host the launch of the new Connections Bus and highlight such a valuable resource in the midst of our local community. We are also planning to team up with the Project on various initiatives which boost our links with young people in the surrounding patches.”

Stutes fan Julie Kigira, a voluntary youth worker within the Bus Project is heading up this link. Several youngsters who frequent the Bus on its rounds in the local area attended the game as guests of the Club and some of these chose Lee Smith as man of the Match after his very late strike secured a share of the spoils for the Stutes. Several VIPs from South Cambs District Council were also guests at the game.

Signify kits out Histon FC Scholars

February 1, 2010 by  
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Scholars Manager Ian Hart with Signify's Stuart Howden

Scholars Manager Ian Hart with Signify's Stuart Howden

Histon-based Signify, a leading vendor of managed IT security services operating from Vision Park, is supporting its local football team by sponsoring Histon FC Youth Academy’s home kit for the 2009/2010 season.
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to back our local football club’s Scholars,” said Dave Abraham, CEO Signify.  “It is important to us to support the local community, particularly to help bring on younger members of the club, and we are proud to have the Signify name on their shirts.” Histon Chairman Tony Roach commented “Our Academy is becoming an increasingly important part of Histon FC and gaining the support of a such a blossoming local company like Signify is indeed highly significant and much appreciated” 

Histon FC has a long history of sponsorship. John Chivers, the chairman of the major employer in Histon & Impington, the jam company Chivers, helped to found the Histon Institute in 1903, from where the football club has its origins. The Stutes were promoted as Champions of the Nationwide Conference South in 2006-07 and currently play in the Blue Square premier, it’s highest ever level. Histon’s crest features a rose, the flower representing the rose-covered field given to the people of Histon & Impington in perpetuity for sporting activities in the community by local firm Chivers.

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September 12, 2009 by  
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Cricket Cups are like London Buses

August 26, 2009 by  
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 Winning Histon 2nd Xl (including twelfth man) with Nigel Hills,captain, holding the Junior Cup and Ian Rush (extreme right in the front row) with the Man of the Match Cup.

Winning Histon 2nd Xl (including twelfth man) with Nigel Hills,captain, holding the Junior Cup and Ian Rush (extreme right in the front row) with the Man of the Match Cup.

In 2008, Histon Cricket Cub won the Cambridgeshire Cricket Association (CCA) Junior Cup, one hundred years of waiting after the first win in 1908. Just one year later, the 3rd Xl won the cup again.

Sunday 23rd August saw Histon face Godolphin (the team presenting the stable staff at the famous horse racing stables in Newmarket) on the Clare College Ground in the final. The opposition were clearly older and more experienced than the Histon team (with an average age around eighteen). Histon won the toss and batted first and after three quarters of an hour it seemed the match was already lost with most of the leading batsmen dismissed and the score on 54 for 5. Ian Rush had just got to the wicket and batting sensibly with all the remaining batsmen contributing rescued the score to a respectable 145 with 66 of them from Ian himself.

Over tea, the mood was glum. The cup was being lost. The batting flourish had saved our reputation but was not enough to be a challenge on a good batting wicket and forty overs to get them. Second ball of the Godolphin innings, first wicket down and hope returned. Godolphin worked hard and battled to keep wickets and see off the opening attack. Chris Butcher bowled out his allotted ten overs and finished with three wickets for nineteen: Godolphin were slightly behind the required run rate but the target was still not challenging.

Enter another bowler who was not giving away runs, Ishmail Baksh. His ten overs also cost only nineteen runs despite every attempt to strike him to the boundaries. He took two wickets both caught at long on and off. By then the run rate was concerning the opposition and they had two run outs.

At this time the game had an unusual event with all the players clapping and cheering – it was the time of the last wicket at the Oval and England had just won the Ashes. At about the same time, the on field umpire had to replace due to injury – and we thought it was only international matches that had a third umpire. The game resumed with George Lawton taking two wickets and Ian Rush (who earlier taken two catches) coming on to bowl the last overs. In the 38th over Ian had the last wicket with Godolphin on 128.

The Cup was presented again to captain Nigel Hills and the match adjudicator awarded the “man of the match” cup to Ian Rush.

CCA are making sure their rules do not permit a side winning a cup in three successive seasons to keep the cup! Well done to the youngsters of the cricket club.






Photo: Winning Histon 2nd Xl (including twelfth man) with Nigel Hills,captain, holding the Junior Cup and Ian Rush (extreme right in the front row) with the Man of the Match Cup.

An hour before a Maiden Over

June 1, 2009 by  
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Representative Cricket Matches on the Rec

The reputation of our facilities in the village has been enhanced as theRec has played host to two representative cricket games. Having quality teams playing cricket on the Rec showcases the sport to those in our village and encourages them to emulate. And the Rec gains a little revenue!

The first game, on May 23rd, was between The All Ireland Ladies a Xl whose county championship match against Leicestershire had been cancelled at short notice. Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Ladies are a newly formed side trying to qualify for next year’s county championship and were delighted to offer a friendly fixture for the Irish Ladies. Starting at 12.00 after extensive warm ups and preparation the Irish ladies batted solidly against a Cambs attack that was giving all its bowlers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills against quality opposition. After 50 overs, the visitors had amassed 275 for 5. The last partnership was very satisfying for the coaching staff of the visitors as two promising young teenagers added 65 undefeated.

In reply Cambs were never quite up with the required run ate and the situation was not helped by the run out of their leading batter (seen in action in the first picture). Despite all this they still achieved 198 for 8. a highly credible performance for a recently assembled side, containing many who had never played a 50 over a side game before, against a very highly organised and focused team of international aspirants.

At the end of the game the tourists had to depart for their next day match (again 50 overs) against Suffolk (who they beat) in the County Championship. Both sides enthused over the facilites and the quality of the pitch. All Histonians and Impingtonites hearing this glowed with reflected pride! Cambs Ladies return to the Rec on Saturday June 10th for a match against an Essex County Xl.

On Sunday May 30th the Cambridgeshire under 13 Boys Xl played against the Lincolnshire Under 13 Xl. Despite the best efforts of local coach for the cambridge side the total of 218 off 45 overs was just too little as Lioncolnshire requiring three to win off the last ball scored a four for victory.


Histon Cricket Club U12s Win Again!

May 21, 2009 by  
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by Martin Wilde (U12s Manager)

Histon Cricket Club U12s enjoyed their second win of the season against Bottisham and Lode at the Histon Rec on 20th May.

Having won the toss,  Histon  elected to bat and sent Jake Lawrence and Rahib Yousaf in  to face the bowlers.  Jake went on to secure another captain’s innings – an excellent unbeaten 61 off 64 balls – while Rahib – clearly in pain from an injured foot – got a very creditable 18, staying in for 17 overs.

With a total of 144 to chase  in 20 overs , Bottisham got off to a slow start, losing two wickets in the third over for only 9 runs on the board (thanks to some great bowling by Jake) but thereafter gathered momentum as their star batsman Andy Baker began to knock the ball about.

At 12 overs  Bottisham were 72 for 2 – a little off the pace, but with a win definitely  a possibility, helped by some very wayward bowling by Histon (who  gave away 70 runs in extras  overall).  However, it looked all up when  Bottisham needed 22 off the last 2 overs,  and so it proved, as the match ended with Bottisham a creditable 134 for 3.

With a 100% win record to date, the Histon U12s are looking forward to a good season.

International Ladies Cricket Team on the Rec this Saturday

May 20, 2009 by  
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We are delighted to announce that our Recreation Ground will be hosting a game against the Ireland Ladies Cricket X1 this Saturday from  12.00

Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Cricket Boards have combined to form a Senior Ladies cricket team which hopes to enter the bottom rung of the national Women’s County Cricket League structure in 2010.

To date the Cambs & Hunts squad have had a few training sessions and 2 short friendly matches at the end of last season. When it became known that the full Ireland Women’s team were in the area and looking for a game because their opponents on Sat 23rd May (Leicestershire) had cancelled their match the Cambs & Hunts team were delighted to step in and offer to play a friendly – and Histon CC were kind enough to offer the use of their top class facilities.

The Cambs and Hunts team will be captained by Paula Knibbs of Cambridge NCI Womens CC, and the other local women’s cricket clubs represented in the side include Godmanchester CC, Peterborough Town CC and Ramsey CC. Spectators welcome!
Any ladies interested in playing cricket at social, club or county level please contact Richard Young, Cambs & Hunts CCC team manager on 07753 147953 (or email riyo50@yahoo.com). 

It should be noted that the Cambs and Hunts area includes Charlotte Edwards, the successful England Ladies Cricket Captain, but she already plays for another senior County Team

On the other cricket pitch, Histon Cricket 3rd Xl will be playing Bar Hill CC 3rd Xl.  In both teams there will colts and adult playing as equals in a team: cricket is one of the few sports where this is possible and it is an opportunity for the colts to develop their cricket and social skills.

Why not come along and watch?

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