2014 News

Tuesday 15 April 2014 - 2014/5 Junior Indoor League

Entries for the new Junior Indoor League are now being taken. Clubs can download the following form which need to be completed and then sent to Val and Bill Kitson.

Friday 11 April 2014 - 2013/4 Junior Indoor League Finals

The finals will take place on Saturday 12th April at Pateley Bridge.

1 pm. U9 Studley Royal A v Harrogate
2 pm. U11 Harrogate A v Ouseburn
3 pm. U13 Harrogate A v North Stainley A
4 pm. U15 Studley Royal A v Harrogate B
5 pm. U17 Knaresborough v North Stainley

Monday 7 April 2014 - Kirkby Malzeard 2nds

Kirkby Malzeard 2nds have informed the League Secretary that they wish to withdraw from Division 9 of the Theakston Nidderdale League with immediate effect. This also means they will not compete in the Peter Bentley Cup.

Any League fixtures scheduled to be played against Kirkby Malzeard 2nds in the 2014 season will now be shown as a free week and Bedale 2nds will receive a bye in the first round of the Peter Bentley Cup.

The fixtures on the CricHQ system will be amended accordingly.

Friday 4 April 2014 - 2014 Season To-Do List And Reminders

Before the Season starts
• Collect balls
• Collect handbooks
• Chairman’s Undertaking – to Graham Hyde (GH), scanned, emailed copies are OK
• Transfer Forms– to GH, scanned, emailed copies are OK
• Don’t delete players from your CricHQ site after the start of the season if they transfer as their history will be lost. Tell GH
• Overseas Players – to Tony Whittaker (TW) 1 week before the season
• Recreational Overseas Players – to TW

• Add your players
• Assign them to a team (this will make it easier later on)
• Assign administrators for teams – results submission
• Assign administrators for junior team managers
• Scoring using a tablet is optional but encouraged
• Stay calm, it will work out – ask GH, ask your juniors, don’t struggle
• Post-match process now on website – emailed out
• Submit ground marks and sportsmanship marks on web site
• CRB Checks
• National Player Survey will be coming soon – please complete and encourage participation
• Tour de France – 5th/6th July – No fixtures
• Cup Secretary is now Tricia
• New Umpires’ Secretary, Rob Allison
• No Evening League
• Amended promotion and relegation this season for divisions 3-8 to accommodate Whixley 1st and 2nd XIs in 2015
• Support our sponsors
• Annual Dinner is Friday 31st October at the Cairn Hotel with Geoff Miller
• Enjoy the season and play nicely

Thursday 3 April 2014 - Match Result Reporting

At the end of a fixture, be it a Saturday League fixture, Sunday or midweek fixture, you will need to submit a result to the League via CricHQ. There are two paths to follow.

1) Use the CricHQ app on your tablet or smartphone to score the game and upload it at the conclusion, by midnight on the day of the fixture. Then submit ground and sportsmanship marks via the League web site by clicking the MENS > SEND MATCH DATA link no later than 3 days after the conclusion of the fixture.

2) Score the traditional way in a scorebook. If you choose this route, you then have two options after the game. The HOME team must AT LEAST submit a basic scorecard via CricHQ by midnight on the day of the fixture but may submit a full scorecard. Then, no later than 3 days after the fixture, BOTH TEAMS must submit a full scorecard via CricHQ and then submit ground and sportsmanship marks via the League web site by clicking the MENS > SEND MATCH DATA link.


Wednesday 2 April 2014 - Theakston Nidderdale League Pre-Season Captains Meeting

Please can you ensure that at least one representative from your club is present at the pre-season meeting at Ripley Town Hall on Friday 4th April at 7:30pm

The following items will be available to collect:
• The balls that you ordered at the AGM
• 2014 Season handbooks
• Teamsheets
• Post Match results reporting process

It is usual for the captain of each team to attend this meeting but this year we welcome Mark Arthur the CEO of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Jonathan Bairstow, Jack Leaning and Ben Coad, so if any of your club members wish to hear what they have to say about cricket in Yorkshire, then please bring them along too.

Tuesday 1 April 2014 - 2014 Cup Competitions Secretary

Ian Sunderland has resigned from his role as Cup Competitions Secretary with immediate effect. The role will be covered by Tricia Heard. Any Cup related matters should be directed to Tricia. She can be contacted on 01423 711488 or tricia.heard@nidderdaleleague.co.uk

Thursday 27 March 2014 - 2014 Promotion and Relegation

The League Management Committee have approved the Application of Whixley CC to join the league, and Whixley CC will become a member of the league in season 2015.

As a consequence of the admission of Whixley CC to the league in season 2015 the League Management Committee has considered the affect of this on promotion and relegation for certain divisions in season 2014.

In season 2015 Whixley 1st XI will enter division 3, and Whixley 2nd XI division 9. Promotion and relegation from the relevant divisions for season 2014 will be as follows:

Division 1: 2 down (no change)
Division 2: 2 up, 2 down (no change)
Division 3: 2 up, 3 down creating 1 space for Whixley to enter
Division 4: 2 up, 3 down
Division 5: 2 up, 3 down
Division 6: 2 up, 3 down
Division 7: 2 up, 3 down
Division 8: 2 up, 3 down
Division 9: 2 up Whixley 2nd XI to enter in 2015 (making 12 teams)

Wednesday 26 March 2014 - 2014 Laws of Cricket

This is a reminder that there will be an informal session introducing the changes to the laws of cricket for the 2014 season on Saturday 29th March from 2pm until 5pm at Spofforth Cricket Club.

This session is open to anyone with an interest in the game of cricket, players, captains, scorers, junior team managers and parents of junior cricketers, not just umpires. It is a fact that not everyone who plays the game of cricket is aware of all the laws!! It is hoped that this session is a good opportunity to learn about the new laws for the 2014 season, the new local rules in the Nidderdale League and just an opportunity to talk cricket. There will be a chance to test your knowledge in a light-hearted “quiz”.

For Nidderdale League umpires, 2014 appointments will be available to collect and it will be a good time to meet the new Umpires’ Secretary, Rob Allison. League handbooks will also be available. I can introduce the new CricHQ League Management software if anyone is interested and perhaps run through the submission of the umpires’ report using the online system.

The bar at Spofforth CC will be open.

Saturday 22 March 2014 - All Rounder Cricket 3rd Anniversary - Up to 50% discounts + free bats, free gloves & free boots giveaways!

All Rounder Cricket Store will celebrate our 3rd Anniversary on Saturday 29th March 2014 & Sunday 30th March 2014.

This is a date for any cricketer's diary with huge giveaways and discounts to help us celebrate what has been a record breaking three 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.

***Open from 9am until 5pm Saturday & 10am – 4pm on Sunday***

Friday 21 March 2014 - Ripon 3rds v Little Ribston 2nds - Saturday 21st June

Ripon's 3rd team home ground (the Grammar School pitch) isn't available on Saturday 21st June for their home game (v Little Ribston 2nds I believe) so they are looking for a pitch to hire on this date; asking . If any club has a ground available that day, please get in touch with paulbsorby@yahoo.com or telephone 01765 603931.

Tuesday 18 March 2014 - Arrowselfdrive Nidderdale Junior Cricket League Preseason Meeting

The 2014 Pre-season meeting for the Arrowselfdrive Nidderdale Junior Cricket League takes place on Thursday 10th April at Knaresborough CC starting at 8.00pm.

All clubs are expected to pay their fees at this meeting and the following download outlines the amounts due by each club as well as the agenda for the meeting.

Tuesday 18 March 2014 - ECB/YCB Young Player Guidelines Revised

Revised guidelines for young players can be downloaded

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

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.

Thursday 2 January 2014 - Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League will be held at Ripley Town Hall on Monday January 20th 2014 at 7.30pm.

2014 AGM Agenda/Rule Changes
2013 AGM Minutes