Tuesday 11 March 2014 - Yorkshire Cricket Board and Last Man Stands
The YCB is working with the ECB to develop new initiatives in recreational cricket. Our main focus is to retain adults in the game as well as finding new participants and bringing back lapsed players. Last Man Stands is a great initiative to help us increase adult participation in Yorkshire....Read More
Tuesday 11 March 2014 - Yorkshire Over 60s Trial
The Yorkshire Over 60’s squad is looking to recruit new “young talent” ie talent preferably in the just over 60’s age range (it also being possible to play two 59 year olds in each team).
To this end we are running a trial game on Tuesday the 22nd April at the New Rover ground which is just off the Leeds Ring Road (A6120). It is on Smithy Mills Lane off the Long Causeway in Adel and the post code is LS16 8HF.
The Over 60’s play in a national competition, which has been sponsored by the Shepherd Neame Brewery for the last 10 years. However, next year there is a new sponsor Seevent(Plastics) Ltd and the competition will be called the Seevent National 60+ County Championship. The first part of the competition is a regional round robin tournament. The teams in the North region are Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Northumberland/Durham, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. The top 4 sides in each of the four regions then play in a knockout competition to decide the National champion. See the website at http://60cc.co.uk. We also have a team in the 2nd Xl competition. To apply to play in the trial please fill in the following form.
Thursday 20 February 2014 - Child Welfare
SAFEGUARDING CHILD PROTECTION
Helen Dennis will be running the the Safeguarding Child Protection course at Harrogate Hockey Club on 26th March 6.30 - 9.30pm. Cost £30
The above course is a requirement before attending the Safe Hands Course. All Child Welfare Officers and coaches should attend this course every 3 years
If you are interested in this course please follow this link.
Two dates have been booked for this course and both will be held at Ripley Castle
Safe Hands Refresher - Wednesday 19th March 6.30 - 9.30pm: This course is for those people who have attended the Safe Hands course previously or the old Time to Listen course that we ran in 2010.
Safe Hands - Wednesday 30th April 6.30 - 9.30pm: This course is for new Club Welfare Officer who have attended the Safeguarding Child Protection course.
The Safe Hands courses are free for the Club Welfare Officers and will be charged at £15 for coaches
For further details and to book a place please contact Isabel Peel by email or telephone 01423 711799
Saturday 8 February 2014 - Cricket Show
Monkhouse Intersport in Harrogate Cricket are holding a Cricket Show on Thursday 20th February between 5.30-9pm.
Tuesday 4 February 2014 - IOG Spring and Summer Maintenance Course
An IOG (Institute of Groundsmanship) course on Spring and Summer Maintenance will take place at Kirkstall Educational CC on Tuesday 10th April. Further details can be found here.
Monday 3 February 2014 - Le Tour Campsites and Events - Fire Safety Advice
The Fire Service and local councils have prepared a series of information leaflets, should you wish to hold a temporary event. Information is available from several sources on setting up a temporary camp site, using areas as car parking, advertising your event on local Council websites or putting up temporary signage.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Harrogate Borough Council
Richmondshire District Council
Craven District Council
Wednesday 29 January 2014 - Golden Oldies Festival, Cape Town
The Golden Oldies Festival at the end of March 2015 is the perfect way to warm up for the 2015 domestic season! The cost works out at about £1100 per person (exc. flights) for the week and the price includes the three cricket matches, accommodation in one of Cape Town’s finest hotels, the Cullinan, tickets for the three major social events of the week and all transport to and from cricket and the social events.
The South African rand is very weak against the pound so the cost of food, drink etc looks unbelievably cheap to UK visitors. We already have one team, the Nidderdale Taverners, registered and virtually full but we would love to take a second team. Plenty of wives are coming - they tend to have even more fun on these tours than we do! Golden Oldies Cricket Festivals are great fun, and this is a unique chance to play friendly international cricket in and around Cape Town – the most beautiful city in the world. Possible add-ons the week before or after include safaris, the Garden Route and the Zulu battlefield tours. Flights to South Africa are frequent and reasonably priced and it’s only one hour ahead of UK time so there is no jet lag. Anyone who is interested should contact me.
Sir Thomas Ingilby
Ripley Castle Estate
Tel: 01423 770152
The brochure for this event can viewed here
Saturday 25 January 2014 - Charity Rowing Event
In 2005, and at the age of only 22, Pannal CC cricketer George Pepper was diagnosed with MS.
MS is the most commonly diagnosed neurological condition in people in their 20's and 30's in the UK. Despite this, George found it difficult to find other MSers of his age, even online. This frustration led him to set up a website, where MSers could meet and share experiences. This later became www.shift.ms. You can read more about George's story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7965363.stm.
Today, this registered charity has over 5500 members worldwide.
In order to raise money to support George, his team, and all shift ms members, Phil Critchley is attempting to row 52 half marathons in 2014 on a concept 2 rowing machine at level 10. This will obviously take a lot of dedication, time and hard work. I have already completed 5 of these, but only raised £65 so far out of my target of £2000.
Donations can be made at Just Giving.
Monday 20 January 2014 - West Tanfield CC Tour Weekend Campsite
West Tanfield CC are planning to run a campsite at their ground on the weekend of the 2014 Tour de France. Caravans and tents will be welcome over the weekend at £10 per night and we will be opening the remainder of our ground as a car-park on the day for a cost of £3 per car. They have an ideal roadside location and there will be a bar, barbecue and other attractions on the day (Saturday 5th July). Anyone wanting more information, or wanting to book a caravan or camping place, then please contact John Craddock on 07761 796012 or Mike Dyson on 07745 559327.
Thursday 9 January 2014 - Cricket Laws – A Refresher or a Reminder
Barry Nickels and Guy Smalley of the YCB ACO North Yorkshire Branch will be delivering a refresher course to any umpire, captain, player, coach or generally anyone involved with the game of cricket on Saturday 29th March between 2pm and 5pm at Spofforth Cricket Club. The session is free of charge and will be informal and discussion is positively encouraged as are questions. The bar will be open.
Please circulate this around your club members, junior sections, coaches and parents.
If you intend on coming and so we know how many people we might be expecting, please email Graham Hyde.
MCC has decided to make some alterations to the Laws of Cricket, which came into effect on 1 October 2013 as part of the Laws of Cricket 2000 Code 5th Edition 2013.
Some of the changes made in this 5th Edition are significant and materially alter the outcome from the 4th Edition, whilst others are simply aimed at creating more clarity or consistency with other Laws, rather than involving a change in policy.
There is no release of a revised version of Tom Smith’s.
Please read the following document, which outlines the major changes and gives a guide on their interpretation and application. This document is available to view online, broken down by Law in the ‘2013 Changes’ section of MCC’s website. This online version also contains some video clips of relevant examples, which will help to clarify areas of the Law in a user-friendly format.
The most noteworthy changes are as follows:
- A new No ball Law (24.6) making it a No ball if the bowler breaks the wicket during his delivery stride. (See Law 24)
- A batsman with a runner is now protected if he is ‘stumped’ off a No ball. Previously, he would have been out run out. (See Law 2.8)
- The moment at which a batsman can be out Handled the ball has been limited to when he is playing the ball or its immediate aftermath, i.e. when defending his wicket. Consequently, only the striker can be out this way. Any subsequent handling by either batsman will be subject to Obstructing the field. (See Laws 33 and 37)
- Hit the ball twice – it is no longer possible to score any runs after making a lawful second strike (in defence of his wicket). Previously, runs could be taken after a lawful second strike only after an overthrow had occurred, but this option of run scoring has been removed completely. (See Law 34)
- Practice on the field – players are now allowed to bowl a ball to a fielder as a loosener, even if it bounces on the ground, as long as it does not waste time or is not being done to damage the ball. (See Law 17)
Thursday 9 January 2014 - CricHQ Training Sessions
The use of CricHQ will be mandatory for the 2014 season and the future. All results will be reported through it.
Our neighbours from the Wensleydale Evening League are implementing this software at the same time as us so we are going to do joint training sessions, on 2 different nights, in 2 different places. The session in Thornton Watlass is primarily for the Wensleydale League and the session in Ripley is primarily for the Nidderdale League but you can attend either session.
You must register by following the link so we know how many people are coming.
At least one person from each club needs to attend. You can bring more than one person and this is positively encouraged.
The training will take place as follows:
Tuesday 25th February - Buck Inn, Thornton Watlass from 7.30pm [Register]
Wednesday 26th February - Ripley Town Hall from 7.30pm [Register]
The training sessions will cover how to use the system from a club administrators perspective which includes managing your database, entering results, setting up team administrators etc,
There will also be a section on how to use the scoring application and how this links into the competition management system which provides a quick and easy way to upload results.
Each session should not take any longer that 2 hours but that will be dependent on the number of questions there are.
Please register your interest and see you on one of the sessions.