1 February 2018

- Week 19 Fixtures – Busy Weekend for NHC Sees M1s in Derby Action


Men’s 1s vs. Bury St Edmunds 2s (Home) – 3:00pm
Men’s 2s vs. UEA 3s (Away) – 2:30pm
Men’s 3s vs. Bury St Edmunds 5s (Away) – 4:00pm

Ladies 1s vs. Wisbech Town 1s (Home) – 1:15pm
Ladies 2s vs. Cambridge South 2s (Home) – 11:30am
Ladies 3s vs. St Neots 4s (Away) – 10:00am
Ladies 4s vs. Cambridge South 4s (Home) – 10:00am


Men’s 1s vs. Norwich City 3s (Home) – 12:00pm

Ladies 3s vs. Newmarket Ladies 4s (Home) – 10.30am
Ladies 4s vs. Newmarket Ladies 3s (Away) – 10:30am

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30 January 2018

- Week 18 Results – Resounding Win for Ladies’ 2s

Men’s 1s: 2-5 loss vs I-ES 3 (Away)
(Bell, Blades)

Men’s 2s: 5-2 win vs Felixstowe 3 (Home)
(Harrington 2, Beardon, Bunker, Trent)

Whether defection or demotion (one man’s this, another man’s that) some younger legs to M1 flew, leaving room for a festival of nuanced skills. We called it a strengthened spine, albeit using experienced drift more than darting incision. The combined age of some of those goals (not to mention some of those pictures) is clue to why the ball seemed to do all the talking. Felixstowe battled; heads stayed up; but Newmarket were too strong at the back – Worrell and Baker, Magic Mike, Rory The Young’un, and Grey Beard – and were never really worried. Table-watchers from the other clubs will have to look to themselves if they want to trouble this lot.
Beardon 1; Trent 1; Bunker 1; Harrington 2: Newmarket 5 – Felixstowe 2. M2s march on.

Men’s 3s: 5-1 win vs Felixstowe 4 (Away)
(Benedikz 2, Atkinson, Brown, Walker)

M3 win 5v1 over Felixstowe 4s. A dire 1st half showing saw us 0v1 down, before Ollie Brown’s second goal of the season levelled things up early in the second half. After that it was more or less 1 way traffic with goals from Jordan Walker, Ben Atkinson and a brace for John Benedikz securing victory.

Ladies’ 1s: 1-1 draw vs St Neots 1 (Away)

Ladies’ 2s: 10-1 win vs Wisbech Town 3 (Away)
(Tydeman 4, Fox 3, Rolls, Russell-Price, Swann)

Travel to Wisbech during Welney floods is always eventful.
DoD went to Vicky Beeton whose satnav resolutely took her to the floods and forced her to phone for non-digital directions.
MoM was Hayley Tydeman for a ubiquitous performance resulting in a greedy 4 goals, putting her in close competition with last year’s trophy winner Hannah Fox (who also notched 3 this week). Georgia Beau Rolls added one each to the score line from a determined tussle on the keeper’s pads. Lucie Swann made her debut L2 goal but was eclipsed by the most momentous goal of the match from Welshy who having lost track of her proper stick, struck home with her spare to end this season’s scoresheet dearth. Dilemma now arises within L2s as to whether the “it’s all about the assists” stick should return or the season be played out with the “did I mention Welshy scored?” understudy stick.
Captain Zoe Bailey was especially pleased with the way the team rolled their own subs this week, tight 5 minute rotations which could have left the team bewildered by each other’s positions but served to prove how versatile the whole squad is and that 2v1s can translate and occur anywhere on pitch.

Ladies’ 3s: 0-3 loss vs Royston 3 (Home)

Ladies’ 4s: 0-18 loss vs St Neots 4 (Home)

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25 January 2018

- Week 18 Fixtures – Early Pushbacks Order of the Day

Newmarket Men’s 1s vs. I-ES 3s (Away) – 11:30am
Newmarket Men’s 2s vs. Felixstowe 3s (Home) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Men’s 3s vs. Bury St Edmunds 6 (Away) – 10:00am

Newmarket Ladies 1s vs. St Neots 1s (Away) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Ladies 2s vs. Wisbech Town 3s (Away) – 10:30am
Newmarket Ladies 3s vs. Royston 3s (Home) – 11:00am
Newmarket Ladies 4s vs. St Neots 4s (Home) – 12:00pm

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25 January 2018

- 2017/18 End of Season Dinner Announced

Ladies and gentlemen of Newmarket Hockey Club, the moment you have all been waiting for is here…

The End Of Season Dinner!

When: Saturday 24th March 2017

Where: The Bedford Lodge Hotel

What time: 7pm (for 7.45pm sit down)

How much: £40 per person for a three course meal, followed by tea, coffee and mints – the menu will be revealed soon!

Theme: Dress To Impress (no jeans or chinos please)

RSVP: Social Secretary Grace Evans on 07825 080 826 or itsgraceevans@hotmail.co.uk.

The last date to hand in money and menu choices for this unmissable evening is the 10th March.

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24 January 2018

- NHC Quiz Night at The Boot is a Great Success

A good time was had by all at NHC’s latest social event last Saturday – one of our famous Quiz Nights. Everyone at the club would like to thank Social Secretary Grace Evans for her great work in organising, Chris Evans for acting as Quiz Master (and later bingo caller) and of course The Boot pub in Dullingham for being such fantastic hosts.

The competition was won by ‘Absent Friends’ after a hard-fought battle to the wire.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


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23 January 2018

- NHC Dugouts Looking Good

Thanks to Mungo Prentice, Andrew Beardon, Lee Blades, Vicky Benedikz, Andy & Jack Baker and Simon Harrington for all their hard work this Sunday morning repairing our dugouts in the snow. They look fantastic (and the dugouts don’t look bad either)!

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22 January 2018

- Week 17 Results – Clean Sheet Victories for L3s and L4s

Men’s 1s: 3-3 draw vs UEA 2 (Home)
(Donald, Pears, Skelton)

Newmarket Men’s 1s battled to a creditable 3-3 draw in a match that saw them go 2-0 down inside the first 10 minutes. The injury-depleted home side was buoyed by the addition of Andy Baker, Simon Donald, Will Hosegood and Lee Blades and their introduction told when Donald struck back for Town.

Although not enjoying the larger quantity of possession, Newmarket began to solidify at the back and began to play some superb one-touch break hockey – Mike Skelton levelling things up just before half time. Heading into the second period, it was the home side that rattled the backboard again as Mark Pears took advantage of the ginger connection and found the target. However, UEA had the final say as they sneaked an equaliser following a great save from Iain Robinson – a short corner struck the home keeper’s pads, resulting in pinball in the ‘D’ and the number 9 sliding home after creeping in behind left postman Louis Hrebeniak.

Men’s 2s: P-P vs Bury St Edmunds 4 (Away)
(Match postponed due to frozen pitch)

What scenery England brings as winter sun shines on. The crack of stick on ball makes hearts swell, this game from ancient origins…. etc. Sweeping moves from D to D. Beautiful passing, accurate and pacey. Backboard choir in good voice, not an average goal in site; and special mention to the defence, whose wall was up again. Oh how the beer tasted good.
But sadly that was in our dreams, as Bury called off because the pitch was unplayable, allowing one of their ladies teams to play their game on it instead. Yes really.
How do you spell ‘scaredy cats’?
See you next week.

Men’s 3s: 0-6 loss vs Sudbury 3 (Away)

Ladies’ 1s: 1-3 loss vs Bedford 2 (Home)

Ladies’ 2s: 0-0 draw vs Ely City 2 (Home)

Ladies’ 3s: 2-0 win vs Cambridge South 4 (Away)
(Excell, Plumb)

Ladies’ 4s: 1-0 win vs Bury St Edmunds 4 (Home)

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18 January 2018

- Week 17 Fixtures – Four Teams in Action at Home

Newmarket Men’s 1s vs. UEA 2s (Home) – 3:00pm
Newmarket Men’s 2s vs. Bury St Edmunds 4s (Away) – 10:00am
Newmarket Men’s 3s vs. Sudbury 3s (Away) – 3:30pm

Newmarket Ladies 1s vs. Bedford 2s (Home) – 1:15pm
Newmarket Ladies 2s vs. Ely City 2s (Home) – 11:30am
Newmarket Ladies 3s vs. Cambridge South 4s (Away) – 10:30am
Newmarket Ladies 4s vs. Bury St Edmunds 4s (Home) – 10:00am

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15 January 2018

- Week 16 Results – Double Header Sees M2s Win Big and L4s Victorious in Derby


Men’s 1s: 3-5 loss vs Norwich City 3 (Away)
(Bell, Green, Skelton)

Newmarket Men’s 1s were unfortunate in defeat to table-topping Norwich City 3s this Saturday. Town started strongly and played some great hockey in the first 20 minutes, taking the lead through Mike Skelton. However City replied almost instantly after a dubious short corner and soon after took the lead. This seemed to dishearten Newmarket a bit and the away side struggled to regain their foothold, going in at the break 3-1 down.

After half time Town put in a noble effort but City eventually put the game beyond doubt following a flurry of counter attacks and short corners. Harry Bell and Rob Green were on target for Newmarket to set up a grandstand finish, but City ran out 5-3 winners, deserving of the result but not perhaps the magnitude of the scoreline.

Men’s 2s: 10-1 win vs Ipswich Cranes 1 (Home)
(Blades 5, Bunker 2, Harrington 2, Trent)

When darkest Ipswich calls and top 4 opposition blocks the advance of Newmarket’s hidden treasures, what’ll make the difference? Men in tights! And Newmarket had one: a magic Mike. Strength in depth helped too (not to mention chances taken).
IES 2 – Newmarket 3. Lionhearts, oh Lionhearts. Well done boys.
But that was last week, and your correspondent was sad to miss it.
Not this week ‘though, as those Lionhearts more Ipswich men did face. Brave Cranes, decimated by defections, and no match for the men in yellow. No tights this week, but the backboard sang. Not a solo that, but rather a choir! Bunker The Pace 2; Harrington The Inimitable 2; Trent The Almost joined in…. 1; and Buddha The Blade got 5 (yes 5).
Newmarket 10 – Ipswich Cranes 1, and in the distance that ever so faint song: na-na-naaa-na, na-na-naaa-na, na-na-na-na-na-na. M2s march on.

Men’s 3s: 1-4 loss vs I-ES 6 (Home)

Ladies’ 1s: 1-5 loss vs Colchester 1 (Away)
(G. Evans)

Newmarket Ladies’ 1s went down 5-1 in the away leg of their double header against Colchester this weekend. Although Grace Evans was on target for the Town, the home side proved too strong and their quality told come the final whistle.

Ladies’ 2s: 0-6 loss vs Sudbury 2 (Away)

Ladies’ 3s: 1-1 draw vs Bury St Edmunds 4 (Home)

Ladies’ 4s: 2-1 win vs Ely City 3 (Away)
(Asker, Howe)


Ladies’ 1s: 1-2 loss vs Colchester 1 (Home)

Ladies’ 3s: 1-4 loss vs Huntingdon 2 (Away)

Men’s 3s: 4-1 win vs Bury St Edmunds 6 (Home)
(Booth 3, Walker 1)

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14 January 2018

- January Social – Quiz Night at The Boot

Senior members, Newmarket HC will be hosting the worlds most electric, enthralling and exciting Quiz Night ever, on the 20th January at The Boot pub in Dullingham at 7pm.

Teams are made up of a maximum of 6 people, however there is a limit of 8 teams on the night. If you’d like to be a part of something great, or experience a once in a lifetime opportunity, then please make sure you organise a team and let Grace Evans know. It will be a first come first serve basis.

This is destined to be a social event you don’t want to miss.

Price per person will be £5.00, which will also include Powters Sausages and Chips on each table.

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