|Ian Burnell, Hon Secretary of Hitchin Cricket Club|
|It is with much sadness that we report of the passing of Ian Burnell on 6th March. IB had been in hospital for 2 weeks after contracting pneumonia, whilst also suffering from his difficulties with pulmonary fibrosis/emphysema.
He was an extremely valued member of our Hitchin Cricket Club for over 40 years, former player, awarded a Vice President of the club in 2005 and has also held the office of Hon Secretary since 1997.
IB has been a hugely respected friend, team mate, counsel and confidente to so many over the years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.
Funeral details are as follows :-
Friday, March 24th at 11am. The service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Hitchin, with burial at St John’s Cemetery afterwards.
All are very welcome. Family flowers requested only, but any donations can be made to The British Lung Foundation.
Enquiries / donations to Chenery Funeral Services, 44 Bedford, Road, Hitchin. SG5 2TY. Telephone 01462 434375.
Hitchin Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in Hertfordshire - being formed in 1866 and have played at Lucas Lane since 1947.
We are a club which enjoys a strong, vibrant and enthusiastic club spirit and provides cricket facilities for all abilities and ages.
Members come from the town of Hitchin, surrounding towns and villages in North Herts and even from neighbouring counties.
Hitchin Cricket Club was 150 years old in 2016. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and celebrated this magnificent milestone, with a special club event on June 18th 2016 with many past and present players and guests..
We are one of Hertfordshire's most established senior clubs. We have 2 lovely cricket grounds with fantastic views across the countryside. We run 4 mens' sides on Saturday's in the Saracens Hertfordshire League, together with a ladies team and a further mens and junior development team on Sundays. We also have a brilliant junior section that caters for school years 3 and upwards to year 11 and a great bunch of ECB qualified and dedicated coaches. We had over 110 junior fixtures for boys and girls in 2016 with more in place for this 2017 season!
Roll on for exciting times at Hitchin CC, with new clubhouse plans.
We are proud to be an ECB Clubmark accredited club and a Hertfordshire County Cricket Association Focus Club.
We also play in the Hertfordshire Junior Leagues.
For more information on any club matters, please contact our Chairman, Ian Mills on 07540 304331 or via email@example.com
We are planning a significant upgrade to our ground and clubhouse facilities which you can view at www.sportatlucaslane.co.uk.
Your support for this exciting scheme to safeguard the provision of sports facilities at Lucas Lane is essential. Further details of this exciting development is continually being communicated to all our members in the Weekly and Monthly Newsletters, this website and an update provided at the 2016 AGM
ADULT & BOY's Year 11 upwards, PRACTICE NETS and TRAINING
Highfield School, Letchworth, SG6 3QA : Tuesday's wef 10/1/2017
8pm to 9pm Adults & Boys years 11 & above
JUNIOR COACHING AND TRAINING
Boys year 3 and younger, Girls year 5 and younger softball – Hitchin Boys School old Gym on Mondays 6pm to 7pm
Boys School years 4 & 5, Girls year 6 & 7 softball - Hitchin Boys on Mondays 7pm to 8pm
Boys School years 6, 7 & 8 hardball – Highfield School on Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm
Boys School years 9 & 10, Ladies & Girls hardball – Highfield School on Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm.
Any junior queries please contact the Club's Junior Coaching & Child Welfare Officer, Chris Maylin – e-mail at :- firstname.lastname@example.org
HITCHIN CC CLOTHING - Adult and junior team and playing kit is now in stock at Elite Sport in Hermitage Road, Hitchin