Thankfully Ian Nicholson and his brother Mally continue their playing days together at Cleck' for the 2017 season

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New boys Chris Holliday and Sam Wilson especially can be delighted with their contributions whilst Mohammed Zaman was outstanding on many occasions.

The Cricket Section continues fund-raising activities and the latest venture is on Sun' October 9th for the annual fish & chips luncheon with full details below.

Please support the guys and the cricket section as a whole by attending and giving notice to Keith, Mike or any other cricket committee member.

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Cleckheaton was in the ancient parish of Birstall. A chapel-of-ease, known as the White Chapel (later Whitechapel) was established.[1]

Having set their own standards over the last three seasons the First Team were a disappointment in terms of never really challenging for the Championship in 2016 but there were a number of positives.

Cleckheaton is at the centre of a number of villages which together form the Spen Valley:

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With the 2016 cricket season now put to bed thoughts turn to next year as Moorend remains a busy spot and not just because of the Rugby season.

So near yet so far but in the final analysis the season has yielded a number of interesting pointers none more so than the progress of Sam G and also Joe Wood whilst Joe Robbo’ and the Rehman brothers Shahid and Attaur have been consistent with back up from so many others including the ever green Skipper Chris Dobson.

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Cleckheaton Golf Club is a private members’ club with an active membership, friendly clubhouse atmosphere and a very strong junior section.  Visitors are always made welcome and can choose from a varied clubhouse menu before and after their round.  Our catering staff are famous for their mouth-watering dishes which are the envy of other clubs in the area.

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Cleck’s players are set for their traditional end of season trip that this year is in beautiful Budapest.

On Sunday October 9th at Cleckheaton Sports Club in the function room the Cricket Section’s now traditional annual fish & chips luncheon is taking place but with an additional plus!

The 'Worrall' family are always up for a 'good do!'

Congratulations to Chris Green who on Sunday with scores of 69 & 69 returned the lowest 36 H...

In the 1960s and '70s many new houses were built in Cleckheaton, as the town attracted commuters to Leeds and Bradford. Ashtons built many houses around Cleckheaton and neighbouring Mirfield.

Our thanks to all the teams that supported our annual Gents Open Am-Am. The weather was a little uns...

Local and renowned fish & chips supplier ‘Richard’s Fish & Chips’ based at Moorend are set to be the supplier of the tasty treats but the price to guests remains £10 per person with tables of ten encouraged with proceedings commencing at 1:00pm

Located next to Junction 26 of the M62 and within 40 minutes drive from Manchester, York and Sheffield, Cleckheaton is the UK’s most accessible course and welcomes visitors from across the country throughout the year.

By the mid 19th century the Spen Valley entered its golden era. In 1800 children were paid starvation wages for putting staples into leather for carding wool, but by 1838 there were eleven carding factories in Cleckheaton and by 1893 the town was recognised as the carding capital of the world.[citation needed]

The town itself is made up of areas such as Moorend, Whitechapel, Whitcliffe, Moorbottom, Moorside, the Marsh and Rawfolds.

The Club’s Seconds may have finished second in their League behind Champions Bowling Old Lane but Chris Dobson’s boys have been tremendous throughout the 2016 season.

Founded in 1900 and designed by world famous golf architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, Cleckheaton Golf Club is an 18 hole 6077 yard par 70 parkland course which offers a true challenge for golfers of all abilities.

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Around the turn of the century, many huge and expensive buildings were erected and became symbols for the area's wealth; massive chapels and a new grammar school were built in Cleckheaton, and to mark the new urban district and the fact that it was the centre of it, Cleckheaton built a town hall in 1892, paid for by public subscription.[citation needed]

U17’s  -  Buttershaw St. Paul’s v Cleckheaton

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The Spen Valley was once heavily wooded. Evidence of human habitation in Mesolithic and Neolithic times has been found in the area. Roman remains have been found in the valley and it is thought that roads from York to Chester, and from settlements in Halifax and Wakefield, passed through Cleckheaton and the junction gave rise to a staging post.

From the 1920s, however, Spenborough's fortunes began to decline. Pits began to close and trade waned. Slowly, central government took on responsibilities previously held by Spenborough such as water supply, gas production, public health and education. By this time the level of industry was in serious decline as the textile mills, foundries and other factories slowly closed.

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After the discovery of good quality coal in the north of the valley industry spread quickly.

For elections to the UK parliament, Cleckheaton is in the Batley and Spen borough constituency[12] created in 1983. It was represented by a Conservative MP from 1983 to 1997, then by Labour MP Mike Wood until 2015, when Wood was retired and was succeeded to Jo Cox (Labour).

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The above scene of Budapest at night is probably the only view the Cleck' players will see of this very picturesque City

Keith Johnstone has quite a few hurdles to get over to achieve his target of 100 minimum guests for the Fish & Chips luncheon on Sunday October 9th - help Keith get over the gate; BOOK NOW!!