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Chairman’s Update – 17 March

Another busy week at the Wick, the highlight of which was my visit with Dom Spray to No.10 Downing Street to meet Myles Stacey OBE, Communities Special Adviser to the Prime Minister.
We were invited to No.10 along with our colleagues from Heathfield Primary School and others from the MCC, Chance to Shine, and the CEO of Fairbreak ( discuss the model we have put in place to encourage state school children, especially girls, to play cricket and to give them access to competitive sport. We spent more than an hour with Myles Stacey and let’s hope this is the first or many steps to improve access to competitive sport in state primary schools.

(Sam Kemp, Club Chairman, and Dominic Spray, Director of Junior Cricket)
In the week of International Women’s Day I am appealing to all women who are involved in the club, whether as parents and guardians, supporters, or age group helpers. We want to appoint a women to join our Committee as Head of Women’s & Girls Cricket. I am very conscious that although our Committee has some diversity amongst the members from an ethnicity and age perspective, we are currently all male. I want to change this.
One of the club’s overriding priorities is to increase the number of women and girls involved in cricket at the club. We want to build on the success of our girls’ teams achievements last season with the help of the Heathfield crew.  We really need female presence as an absolute priority on the Committee to talk through ideas about how to increase female participation.
No cricket experience is necessary and the time commitment can be tailored to whatever individuals can offer.  We also don’t expect one person to have to solve all the issues or find all the answers; there are lots of ideas and resources available and the full (and considerable) weight of the whole club is behind this to help.
If you think you may like to get involved, in however small a way, please contact Dom Spray ( Headof Junior Cricket or Sam Kemp, Club Chairman ( to chat further.  We have also lined up a Wick Women’s team friendly for later in the season, so will be asking for anyone who fancies getting involved to come along and have a try!  More details to follow.
Finally, best wishes to all those for whom Ramadan has just started.
Sam Kemp
HWRCC Club Chairman

Pre-season Training Guide

The 2022 season is here! With just a month to go until league matches, we've put together plenty of training over the next weeks; to ensure you are ready for that first round of competitive matches.

Date Day Time Venue Attendees
03/04/2022 Sunday 2pm-5pm Tiffin outdoor nets, then Wick 1s and 2s squads
10/04/2022 Sunday 2pm-5pm Tiffin outdoor nets, then Wick All adults
13/04/2022 Wednesday 5.30-8pm Wick nets Club training
16/04/2022 Saturday 10am-2pm Tiffin outdoor nets, then Wick All adults
17/04/2022 Sunday noon start Wick Sunday friendly
20/04/2022 Wednesday 5.30-8pm Tiffin outdoor nets 1s and 2s squads
20/04/2022 Wednesday 5.30-8pm Wick nets Club training
23/04/2022 Saturday noon start Wick Interclub friendlies
24/04/2022 Sunday noon start Wick 1s T20 warm up match (+ Kit roadshow)
26/04/2022 Tuesday 5.30-8pm Tiffin outdoor nets 1s and 2s squads
27/04/2022 Wednesday 5.30-8pm Wick nets Club training
30/04/2022 Saturday noon start Wick Interclub friendlies
01/05/2022 Sunday noon start Wick Sunday friendly
02/05/2022 BH Monday noon start Wick / Away 3s and 4s friendlies v Malden Wanderers
03/05/2022 Tuesday 5.30-8pm Wick nets/ Tiffin TBC 1s and 2s squads
04/05/2022 Wednesday 5.30-8pm Wick nets Club training
07/05/2022       League Matches

Dynamic duo run for the Wick

The victorious duo celebrate tour win in Barbados

A few years ago the mere thought of Donald Trump becoming the US President would have seen you locked up in a loony bin. You’d be mocked for suggesting Boris would be PM or we would leave the European Union. And you would be a national pariah for even hinting that Harry Copeland would be HWRCC’s 1st XI captain.

But perhaps more unlikely would be Robbie Oliver and Ian Collier joining forces to take on the marathon task – well half – of running 21.1km around Kingston.

But still – it’s happening.

The Wick has been a major part of our lives for many years – and our club has grand plans for the future.

So, we wanted to do our bit by raising as much cash as possible for our club – and in the process we’ll be getting fit to do our bit on the pitch for the 2020 season.

We will post regular updates as our training progresses.

Up the Wick!

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