Promotion the target

The new Haverhill Cricket Club chairman has laid down the gauntlet for the 2018 cricket season, with only one major aim: promotion.

TOP AWARD: Jaik Mickleburgh

Suffolk’s Jaik collects top award at home of cricket

Suffolk cricketer Jaik Mickleburgh recently collected the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy, which is presented annually to the batsman with the highest average in the Minor Counties Championship.

HOMECOMING: Luke Youngs played for EAPL side Mildenhall for two seasons but is now returning to his boyhood club

Cricket club boosted by return of high-scoring wicketkeeper

Luke Youngs believes he can bring vital experience and knowledge to a burgeoning young team on his return to Haverhill Cricket Club.

HOWZAT? Luke Youngs making a great catch in his second-ever appearance as a wicketkeeper - during his first spell at Haverhill

Wicket keeper returns to boost boyhood club’s chances

Cricketer Luke Youngs has said he can’t wait to make his return to Haverhill colours next season, writes Hannah Dolman.

Jaik Mikleburgh  Picture: Contributed

Suffolk searching for a new professional as Mickleburgh relinquishes role

Suffolk CCC are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season.
FAMILIAR FACE: Luke Youngs has returned to Haverhill

Youngs returns to Haverhill CC

Haverhill Cricket Club have announced the return of Luke Youngs ahead of the 2018 season.

ECHO SHIELD: 2016 Champions Haverhill with the League One shield, which was donated by the Haverhill Echo newspaper back in the 1970s

League secretary hopes to revive mid-week village cricket matches

Organisers of the Adams Harrison Mid-Week Cricket League — which presents the league winner with a shield donated by the Haverhill Echo are urging local villages to sign up for the 2018 season.

WINNING SMILES: The winners at the 2017 Haverhill Cricket Club presentation evening. Back row: from left: Mick Franks, Dan Pass, Simon Herd, Tyler Bell, Andrew Argent and Harry Harding. Front row, from left: Dan Wallage, Adam Dellar, Anthony Phillips and Sam Hartshorn

Anthony Phillips awarded Haverhill Echo Player of the Year

Anthony Phillips has been chosen as the Echo’s First Team Player of the Year at the annual Haverhill Cricket Club awards.

INVESTIGATION: The league decided to look into the cancellation further but wet weather ultimately decided the outcome. Haverhill have been left 'bitterly disappointed' by the outcome

Haverhill cricket made to wait for demotion heartbreak

It has been made official — Haverhill Cricket Club have been demoted from Division One.


Lions come calling for Westley

He may have missed out on a place in the England squad for The Ashes later this year, but Tom Westley will still be heading to Australia.

LEADING LIGHT: Suffolks Jaik Mickleburgh who has won the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy for the leading Minor Counties batsman in 2017  Picture: Nick Garnham

Suffolk batsmen Mickleburgh wins Minor Counties award

Suffolk’s Jaik Mickleburgh said he was not even aware of the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy for the leading Minor Counties batsman until he was told he had won it.

UNCERTAIN: Haverhill Cricket Club are awaiting confirmation of their league status, but did not make a formal complaint about the game cancellation (PICTURE: Mecha Morton)

Relegation from top division not

Haverhill could still escape demotion from Division One of the Two Counties Championship, with the league’s management committee due to discuss their final game cancellation next week, writes Hannah 

MISSED OUT: Tom Westley has been left out of England's Ashes squad

Westley misses out on Ashes selection

Tom Westley has been omitted from the England squad for this winter’s Ashes series in Australia.

DISCUSSIONS: Haverhill had discussed whether to investigate the cancellation but decided there was nothing to investigate

Haverhill relegated: Rain causes agony

Haverhill Cricket Club are accepting of their fate as one of two teams that will be demoted from Division One of the Two Counties Championship.

East Anglian Premier League champions Sudbury celebrate with their trophy at Friars Street, after their home match with Swardeston was abandoned due to the weather   Picture: Richard Marsham

Cricket round-up: Sudbury celebrate winning the EAPL while Haverhill are relegated

The weather played havoc with the final day of Saturday's cricket league season, but it could not rain on Sudbury's parade as The Talbots carried off the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League (EAPL) title for the first time in their history.
FINAL SQUADS: Sudbury (on the left) faced the Haverhill Knights (right) in the Suffolk T20 Cup final

So close and yet so far for valiant Haverhill Knights in Suffolk T20 Cup final

Haverhill Knights, the cricket club’s T20 team, fell just two runs short of victory in the county cup final, against East Anglian Premier League leaders Sudbury.

GAME OVER: Whitton United scored three goals to Haverhill's one

Lower-league opponents dump Rovers out of Vase


CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Wicketkeeper David Humphrey

Final day showdown for Haverhill cricket team

Division One of the Two Counties Championship will see a thrilling final match between Haverhill and Worlington this weekend, with the loser almost certainly facing relegation.

TEAM EFFORT: The whole club are supporting the first team as they bid to stay in Division One with two games remaining

Two wins needed to avoid relegation with two games remaining

Adam Dellar has said the final two games are about ‘finishing the season on a high’ as the relegation battle looks likely to stretch to the final match.

SIX-WICKET HAUL: Haverhill's bowling prodigy Harry Harding recorded his second six-wicket game of the 2017 season in the team's victory over Braintree

Skipper backs Haverhill to continue to perform

Haverhill’s cricket captain has said his team ‘notoriously fold under pressure’ but was backing them to overcome this, following their crucial victory over bottom-placed Braintree.

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