We play friendly matches on Sunday's and are always on the look out for new players. In 2017 Fives CC after many years, will be taking part in league cricket, by joining The Middlesex and Essex Invitation League: www.middlesexandessexleague.org.uk
This will consist of 8 Sunday league games spread across the summer.
With the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the country had been divided into different Civil Defence Zones. The North London area in which Palmers Green was situated was designated as F5 and the Head Quarters was at the Hazelwood Lane sports ground, where a concrete shelter was built and where all the local wardens were based.During the days of the Blitz there was obviously not uch time for relaxing, but when things eased off a bit, the members would indulge in sports and pastimes to while away the hours. So in 1941, it was decided to form a club on a proper basis and what better than Fives (F5).So was born the Fives Sports and Social Club.The club was mainly tennis and social in those days, with cricket just a small section of the club.By 1960 the club had over 100 members, of which 14 made up the cricket section. There were 57 tennis members, 15 table tennis members and 25 social members.A great change took place in season 1965-66. With the break up of the tennis section due to lack of interest, the cricket section decided to go alone. Thus was born Fives Cricket Club.Consequently another momentous change for season 1972-73, when Royal Northern Hospital amalgamated with Fives to remain as Fives Cricket Club. Until 1972 we only had a Sunday Team. The ground for both Saturday and Sunday was Hazelwood Lane.
Fives CC 1941- present thoughts from one of the founder's Fives CC:
"Hello, I have found some info on your club at last. My name is Brian Watling and I have just read Mike Smith's contribution to your website, I new Mike as a great batsman & bowler in the fifties as on occasions I played for the club when they were short. My father, Frank Watling founded the club at Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground at the beginning of the last war. Some of the names I can remember are, Ernie Simpson (Captain) Leo Whalen, Cyril Wilkins, Mike Smith, Graham Rapley, Len Colburne who only had one arm and could wield a bat as well as any man and was also a good bowler, Dennis Taylor, our resident umpire was Harold Pegden a survivor of Dunkirk. I could go on & on and wonder whether you still have any of the old score books used in the fifties? At present I am living in the South of France but hope to get back to the UK in the near future and would love to see the old club playing again.
Annual Membership fees (must be paid at the start of the season or after 3 games)
£20 (concessions for students and unemployed)
Match fee which includes tea:
£10 per game
Concessions £6 per game (students and unemployed)
Guest fees: £5 per game
£0.50 per dropped catch
£1.00 non catch attempt
£1.00 getting out for a duck
£2.00 for a golden duck
£4.00 getting out without facing a ball!
All proceeds collected over the season will be matched by the club and used for a club curry night one evening in the winter. This is only intended to be a bit of fun and shouldn't be taken too seriously!