Wednesday 15 May 2013 - The Biggest Cricket Festival in the World - Cape Town 2015
THE WORLDS BIGGEST CRICKET FESTIVAL WILL HEAD TO CAPE TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE SECOND TIME IN ITS 29 YEAR HISTORY!
More than 1000 cricket fans from around the World are expected for the 16th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival to be held in the coastal city of Cape Town, South Africa from 22 – 29 March 2015.
The biennial Festival was announced recently by the Golden Oldies World Cricket office in Auckland, New Zealand. The Golden Oldies Movement which provides active sporting participation for those 35 years and over has been thriving for more than three decades. The 15th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival that took place in Adelaide, South Australia in November 2012 attracted nearly 800 participants.
if anyone who is interested in coming as an individual or as a club, please contact Sir Thomas in the first instance so that he can coordinate the response. It is expected the cost will be far cheaper than the Adelaide festival because the South African Rand is very weak against the pound. The dates make it the perfect pre season warm up and there’s an option to stay on for a holiday in the Cape, go on safari, do the garden route, see Rorke’s Drift etc. One team, the Nidderdale Taverners has already entered, but it would be great there could be more teams from Nidderdale.
Wednesday 15 May 2013 - Match Result Reporting (Short)
To reduce the administrative burden in the reporting of league results to the local press, we have in place a simple method to report results on a Saturday evening via the website, which replaces the previous telephone call. This is also to be used for all cup competitions. The Match Result Reporting (Short) form can be accessed here.
Guidance on completion of this form has been circulated, but team captains, or whoever completes this form after the game are not adhering to the guidance. A reminder, with examples can be downloaded here.
Please read the guidance and print it out and display in club changing rooms and on club notice boards.
Match Result Reporting is the responsibility of the HOME team only.
Wednesday 15 May 2013 - Nidderdale Notsoyoungs Grey Fox Trophy
The draws have been made and the dates are now set for our two preliminary rounds of fixtures for the 2013 Grey Fox Trophy. Last year we had a splendid day out at Headingley and came runners up in the final, so this year let's get onto the winners podium.
The two games we have are far closer to home this year and are as follows:-
23rd June versus Wellington Gold of York
30th June versus Wetherby League at home.
Can your club host the fixture on 30th June?
We are always looking for new players, the only criteria being you must be over 50 to play for the "Nidderdale Notsoyoungs". Please contact Justin Park, the Team Manager (07944 905855) if you would like to play.
Wednesday 15 May 2013 - U13 Representative Team Trials Cancelled
The Trials which were to be held at Harrogate CC tonight for the U13s have been cancelled.
Details of a new date will follow shortly.
Tuesday 14 May 2013 - Cricket in the Classroom
Cricket-themed, innovative lessons which extend the experience and fun of the game into the classroom, provide a stimulating learning environment, develop new skills and encourage participation in fun-filled activity sessions!
For more information please download the following document
Tuesday 14 May 2013 - Nidderdale League Representative Fixtures 2013 (Updated)
Updated list of Nidderdale League Representative fixtures. Please note the new fixture on Sunday 7th July v York Senior League at Spofforth.
Nixon Inter-League U21
York and District Senior League
Sunday 19th May – 1.30pm (Osbaldwick CC)
Nixon Inter-League O21
Scarborough Beckett League
Sunday 9th June – 1.30pm (Staxton CC)
Nixon Inter-League O21
York and District Senior League
Sunday 7th July – 1.30pm (Spofforth CC)
Nidderdale League v MCC
Wednesday 28th August (Alne CC)
Thursday 9 May 2013 - U15 Lords Taverners Trials
The trials for the 2013 U15 Lords Taverners Trials will be held at Harrogate Cricket Club on Tuesday 21st May from 6.00-9.00pm. Players who are invited to the trial should bring their own cricket ball, and trainers/Astros as well as spikes, in case the all weather nets are used.
For more information on the trials can please contact Duncan Clark
Wednesday 8 May 2013 - Annual Ingilby Shield Games Provides an Ashes Warm Up
Hampsthwaite CC will play host to the 2013 Ingilby Shield fixture between the Nidderdale League and their Overseas Counterparts, on Sunday 12th May, 2pm start.
The Nidderdale League XI will be captained by James Townsend (Burton Leonard) and will feature Graeme Fish (Pannal), Jamie Bryant (Ouseburn), Andrew Taylor (Hampsthwaite), Sam Dale (Ouseburn), Andy Ellis (Pannal), Steve Wilkinson (Blubberhouses), Thomas Simpson (Pateley Bridge), Chris Morrison (Ouseburn).
The Nidderdale League Overseas XI will be captained by Matt Brooks (Darley) who will be joined by David Wallis (Newby Hall), Jack Joy (Goldsborough), Connor Ryan (Sharow), Nick Richardson (Killinghall), Lane Tutty (Helperby), Nick Jones (Knaresborough Forest) James Belli (Alne), Tom Foster (Hampsthwaite) Luke Forge (Bishop Thornton), Jack Baker (Pannal).
Spectators are very welcome.
Monday 6 May 2013 - Evening League and Knockouts
Ian Sunderland has resigned as Evening League and Knockout Secretary due to work commitments. All correspondence relating to Cup matches and Evening League should go to Tricia Heard in the interim until a new Secretary can be appointed.
Saturday 20 April 2013 - Sir Thomas Walking in aid of Myeloma UK
Roger Deakin, who was a long time member and official at Pannal CC and a very active and highly respected member of the league management committee, died two years ago a few months after being diagnosed with Myeloma – cancer of the bone marrow. It’s a dreadful disease, and one of the few cancers for which there is no cure, even though 4,000 people are diagnosed with it every year.
On Sunday 19th May, rain or shine, Sir Thomas will be undertaking the 22 mile, Nidderdale Walk, which follows the Nidderdale Way from Pateley Bridge to Scar House reservoir and back, via Ramsgill, Lofthouse CC and Middlesmoor. All of the money that he raises will be donated to Myeloma UK, the charity that is leading in terms of Myeloma research and victim and family support, and he has put his hand in his own pocket to get the funding under way.
All donations – no matter how small – will be gratefully received, will go some way towards making the blisters worthwhile, and will provide much needed help and hope to all those who find themselves in Roger’s shoes. You can sponsor Sir Thomas online at Just Giving
Wednesday 17 April 2013 - Junior Player Guidelines
New and updated guidance has been issued by ECB and YCB relating to the coaching of and match-play for young players, including regulations governing junior players in open age cricket. These new guidelines can be downloaded below or from the main downloads page:-
For season 2011 the ECB issued guidelines for Junior Players in Open Age Group which stated that players in a County U12 squad and who are at least 11 years old and in School Year 7 on 1st September the year previous may play in Open Age Group if their Parents/Guardians give written consent to play. This is being continued for 2013.
Because of the size of the County, ECB have agreed that in Yorkshire the County 2013 Under 12A squad and Under 12B Squad and 2012 District Under 11 Squads (ie North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire East, West Yorkshire West, East Yorkshire, South Yorkshire West and South Yorkshire East) in the May Day Bank Holiday festivals or 2012 County Under 11 A and 11B will also qualify.
Players qualified under these provisions have been issued with a card that certifies that he/she fits into one of the categories above and may play Open Age Group Cricket. The card will be needed at all Open Age Group matches for the captain to show to the umpires and other officials with the teamsheet confirming that he/she is qualified to play.
Friday 12 April 2013 - London Marathon
Pannal Cricket Club's James Barrett (son of the late Nidderdale League Life Member John Barrett), is running in this years London Marathon on April 21st to raise funds for Children with Cancer Uk. Those of you who know James or have played against him over the years will know that he will be the first to admit that he isn't built for marathon running. We're sure that his father would have improved of this challenge, although he would not have been impressed that it means James will be missing the first match of the season!
If anyone would like to support James and this very worthy charity, please follow this link to Virgin Money Giving
Thursday 11 April 2013 - Theakston Nidderdale League Golf Day Postponed Rearranged for Friday 20th September
Unfortunately due to lack of team entries, the Theakston Nidderdale League Golf Day scheduled for next Friday, 12th April has been postponed. The event has been rescheduled for Friday 20th September, one week after the last game of the cricket season.
We hope that by this point, the weather may have improved and teams will have more time to get 4 players together and take on the challenge of finding the best golfers in the Nidderdale League.
Entry forms will be available to download from the website all summer and you can enter a team by contacting League Secretary, Graham Hyde, or Knaresborough Golf Club direct. Contact details can be found the entry form.
Remember that teams can be made up of players, Club officials, committee members and spectators. Please try and support the golf day where possible. Our league sponsors, Theakstons, will be sponsoring the day and it would be nice to see a full field of teams. For more information and pricing, please download the following flyer.
Thursday 4 April 2013 - FOR SALE - Atco B20
Wednesday 3 April 2013 - Fixture Wanted
Carpe Vinum CC, a social cricket club based in SW London are planning to tour Yorkshire over the weekend of 24th to 27th May and are looking to gain one more fixture on the 25th or 26th May. The tour is focused on Leeds and Ripon, although they are willing to travel. They are a very social group, who enjoy a good friendly game of cricket followed by a drink or three in the bar afterwards. They are of a medium standard, although they can tailor our team to suit the opposition to some degree.
If you may be able to host a game against them, or know of any opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Chris Strong, their Tour Organiser.
Tuesday 2 April 2013 - England Ladies Cricketers will be coming to Harrogate
On Wednesday 10 April 3 England Ladies Cricketers will be coming to Harrogate Cricket Club to lead a girls coaching session and hold a question and answer session. The England Ladies team are ranked 3rd in the World and we are fortunate to have the Yorkshire born, England Batsman Katherine Brunt in attendance. Katherine was named the England Ladies Cricketer of the Year in 2006 and 2010. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for girl cricketers in the North Yorkshire area to come meet the players and get some valuable coaching from them.
This event is free of charge and runs from 10am to 3.30pm, details can be found on this poster. I’d appreciate it if you could email all your female cricketers, pupils, sportswomen and any and all interested girls in your contact list to help spread the word.
Wednesday 27 March 2013 - Junior Indoor League Finals
The Junior Indoor League Finals on Saturday were postponed due to the weather conditions.
They have now been rescheduled to Saturday 13th April. All other details remain the same.
Thursday 21 March 2013 - Seven Brand New Umpires Celebrate Success
Winter is not a time to sit back and relax in terms of cricket development. This is certainly not the case for an eager group who wanted to learn more about the game and the laws. Guy Smalley and Barry Nickels delivered an ECB ACO Level 1 Umpires' Course at Ripley Castle Tea Rooms from January to March and after a series of "deliveries", delving into the Laws of Cricket we have seven feshly trained and qualified umpires.
Congratulations Charlie Scatchard, Craig Robson, Richard Lever, Rob Allison, James Rowe, Peter Ellis and David Horsey.
Do you know and understand the Laws of Cricket? Could you answer an LBW appeal with confidence? Do you know what to do if a ball hits a tree over-hanging the boundary or what happens if a ball hits a fielder's helmet and is caught by the wicket keeper? Even if the answer is yes.....there are some elements of the Laws which will no doubt be a mystery to you. Plans are already in place for a series of short player friendly sessions to discuss the more important elements of the Laws. Keep watching the usual channels for further announcements.
Tuesday 19 March 2013 - Nidderdale Junior Indoor league Finals
The finals will be played at Pateley Bridge leisure centre on Saturday 23rd March 2013.
Under 9. 1pm. Harrogate A v Pateley Bridge
Under 11. 2pm. Harrogate A v North Stainley A
Under 13. 3pm. Harrogate A v Birstwith
Under 15. 4pm. Harrogate v Studley Royal
Under 17. 5pm. Goldsborough v Burton Leonard
All coaches concerned will be contacted directly with details of the day's play.
Tuesday 19 March 2013 - All Rounder Cricket 2nd Anniversary - Up to 50% discounts + free bat & boots giveaways!
All Rounder Cricket Store will celebrate its 2nd Anniversary on Saturday the 30th March 2013.
This is a date for any cricketer's diary with huge giveaways and discounts to help us celebrate what has been a truly successful two years since opening in March 2011. We will be offering discounts and competitions on our website and Twitter/Facebook but it will be in our Headingley store where you can expect huge offers and free bats, boots and more to lucky customers throughout the day.
Here is what you can expect in the All Rounder Cricket Store on Saturday the 30th March:-
- Up to 50% off all 2012 season bats and equipment
- Discounts on 2013 ranges including all bats in store and the new range of Adidas & Asics boots
- Spend over £100 in store on the day and receive a complimentary pair of GM cricket socks worth £7.99
- Every person attending on the day goes into the 4.45pm draw to win a Mongoose Cricket Bat worth £200
- Every hour we select a lucky customer to win a prize including Adidas cricket boots, cricket bags, cricket balls and much more
Clubs who have their teamwear range with All Rounder
- Every size of all Teamwear ranges available to try on and purchase on the day
- Any Club spends over £1000 in store on the day on their Club's teamwear gets 5% of the total spend back to the Club
Come and help us celebrate on the day. With a party atmosphere, current and ex professional cricketers to advise selecting the correct equipment for you, and plenty of money saving deals, make sure you join us on the day.
For more information feel free to call us on 01132 033679 see http://www.allroundercricket.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org and support one of the League sponsors.
Friday 15 March 2013 - FOR SALE - Triple Mower
Friday 15 March 2013 - Junior Indoor League - Lost Property.
Before the outdoor season starts would any junior who has lost any property contact Val Kitson via their coach. She has three bats, one helmet, one shin-pad, along with an assortment of sweaters, gloves and boxes. These items may not be missed until they are required for the season.
Monday 11 March 2013 - Overseas Player
Jonathan Corcoran (Knaresborough CC) has an Australian bowler who is coming over and will need a club. He can confirm that he will be self sufficient and does meet the criteria for your league. He is a strong, 20 year old quick bowler who plays 3rd/4th grade in Melbourne. His home club is Dandenong CC.
Any interested clubs should contact Jonathan Corcoran on 07910 705059.
Tuesday 5 March 2013 - For Sale 3 x Jacobsen 522 Pedestrian mowers
Tuesday 26 February 2013 - Nidderdale Junior Indoor League (NJIL)
The NJIL is getting exciting with the fight for finals places on 23rd March. Two age groups are already decided. In the Under 9's competition Harrogate A play Pateley Bridge and in the Under 17s Goldsborough play Burton Leonard.
On Saturday 23rd February, in the Under 9 age group, Harrogate A played three matches. Batting first in all 3, they amassed an aggregate of 477–1 off their allotted 30 overs, including 21 fours and 13 sixes. The individual innings totals were 153–0, 148–1 and 176–0.
Thursday 21 February 2013 - Golden Oldies Festival, Cape Town, 22nd-29th March, 2015
The next Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival is to be held in Cape Town from 22nd to 29th March, 2015. This is the perfect pre-season warm up for any over 40 Nidderdale cricketer and if you want to join in, email email@example.com and he will keep you informed as more information becomes available. Cape Town, and the Cape area, is one of the most beautiful settings imaginable and the festival is being organized by Keith Clark, who led the Golden Bulls when they came to Nidderdale for the 2010 festival. The average temperature will be a very pleasant 25 degrees and it should be reasonably dry at that time of the year, towards the end of their summer.
The Cape has great vineyards, great beaches and many will want to extend the holiday and go on safari in the Kruger National Park, the Okavango delta, or elsewhere in Botswana. The flights are reasonable and the pound is very strong against the rand so food, drink and accommodation will all offer great value for money: this will be a much, much cheaper ticket all round than the last festival. The time difference is minimal so there will be no jet lag to contend with.
The package has yet to be published but will probably include hotel accommodation, the grand parade and welcome party afterwards, the picnic day, the finale wards dinner, festival newsletters, team award medals etc. All of the wives who came with us to Adelaide had a fantastic time, and everyone who came to Adelaide has signed up for the Cape Town festival. With more players keen to go to Cape Town we should able to field a number of Nidderdale teams, accommodating players of every age (40+) and ability, from very keen to shall we say ‘more social’ cricketers. So save the date, save the pennies and email Sir Thomas to register your interest.
Tuesday 19 February 2013 - Theakston Nidderdale League Golf Day
Knaresborough Golf Club have teamed up with Theakstons to stage the innaugural Theakston Nidderdale League Golf Day on Friday 12th April.
Any team in the league may enter a team of four players to the event. Prizes will be awarded and there will be a bacon roll and coffee before playing 18 holes and a meal provided afterwards. For more information and pricing, please download the following flyer.
Monday 18 February 2013 - 2013 Pre-Season Meeting for Umpires
All league umpires, Saturday, Cup and casual umpires, are requested to attend a pre-season meeting/social on Sunday 7th April from 7.30pm in the Three Horseshoes at Killinghall. Fixture allocations and handbooks will be available and it will also be a good chance to renew acquaintances and meet the new umpires. Last season's meeting was a huge success, with a great turn out.
Monday 18 February 2013 - 2013 Pre-Season Captains and Clubs Meeting
A reminder to all clubs that the 2013 pre-season meeting will be held on Friday 5th April at 7.30pm in Ripley Town Hall. All clubs must be represented. Balls and handbooks will be available at that meeting.
Thursday 7 February 2013 - Monkhouse Intersport Cricket Evening
In store....Harrogate....6-8 Oxford Street, Thursday 21st February 2013 between 5.30pm and 8.30pm
Download and print out the voucher and take it with you to the store to take advantage of some great deals.
For more information, contact the store on 01423 701967
Thursday 7 February 2013 - Pre season training with former England and Leicester legend - train like the pro’s, play like the pro’s
February Half Term Master Classes Friday 22nd February Wicket Keeping & One Day Batting with Paul Nixon Former England wicket-keeper/batsman Paul Nixon, will be delivering two master classes which will take an in depth look at the drills and skills that helped Paul play at the very top of his game for a career spanning 24 years! It’s the perfect way to prepare for pre season.
Friday 22nd February - 2:00pm to 4:00pm Wicket Keeping £60
The session will be tailored for you to take the new knowledge back to your club and help you pass the expertise onto the keepers at your club, ideal for aspiring coaches. Paul will cover standing up to the slower bowlers standing back to the quicks. It’s the perfect way to prepare for season.
Friday 22nd February - 4.00pm-6.00pm One Day Batting Master Class £40
Offering his expertise and experience in batting over a 2 hour master class at Yorkshire’s Headingley Indoor Centre, he will lead the session with Pro Coaches ex and current professional coaches. Players will be developed and assessed using video feedback. Technical analysis will look at batting in all types of scenarios from facing pace to spin, to batting at different stages through an innings. The session will focus on the shorter format of the game by passing on his expertise that made him one of the most dynamic one day batmen of the modern era.
Places on both courses are very limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.
More Information: Paul Nixon Coaching
Tuesday 5 February 2013 - 2013 Cup Competitions
The draw for each of the four cup competitions has now been made and fixtures can be viewed and downloaded from here.
In the Atkinson Swires Cup, current holders Blubberhouses are going for a third straight win and take on Hampsthwaite at home in the first round to be played on Sunday 26th May. The final this year will be played at Newby Hall Cricket Club on Sunday 4th August.
This year, finals day will be on Sunday 21st July at Birstwith Cricket Club, when the Barrett Cup, Wath Cup and Peter Bentley Cup will be played on the same day.
Monday 21 January 2013 - AGM
Tonight's AGM has been postponed until Monday 4th February due to the weather (same venue same time).
Tuesday 15 January 2013 - Trophies
Below is a list of awards that should have been presented at the Annual Dinner however there was no one present from the clubs in question to accept them. These Awards will be at the AGM for you to collect however If you wish to have them before then they can be collected from either Graham Hyde or Tricia Heard.
With Tricia Heard
ARTHINGTON M HINGS BOWLING DIV 7 & GROUND AWARD DIV 7
BOLTON ABBEY R HODGESON BATTING DIV 6
NEWBY HALL D KELLY BATTING DIV 2
PANNAL R MACAULEY BOWLING & PLAYER OF THE MONTH JULY
PATELEY BRIDGE BARRETT CUP SHIRTS, DIVISIONS 2 AND 5 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
RIPLEY J BRADDON BATTING DIV 5
RIIPON SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD DIV 8, RICHARD MOSS BATTING/PLAYER OF THE MONTH AUGUST
SHAROW I HILTON BATTING DIV 9 & B JOHNSTONE WICKET KEEPING DIV 5
STAVELEY V HESLOP WICKET KEEPING DIV 8
With Graham Hyde
BOROUGHBRIDGE WATH CUP SHIRTS
RAINTON EVENING LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Wednesday 2 January 2013 - Adult Pre Season Training at Headingley with Pro Coach
Pro Coach are running an Adult Pre Season coaching course at the Headingley Indoor Centre from Thursday 10th January to the 14th March in the evening (7pm-9pm). The course has proven very popular in the past for players looking to excel in league cricket to those who use the game for the social benefits. Huge improvements in confidence, tactics and technique were very noticeable last pre season, we hope some of your members will once again benefit from the expert coaching. Bookings can be made online here and more information is available here.