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October 24th, 2014 - Local Giving Workshop for all sports clubs in Harrogate District

Come along to a FREE workshop to find out how you can boost your club’s income

Local Giving is a fantastic scheme which helps sports clubs, local charities, and community groups to boost their income and make the most of online fundraising through match funding – come along to our workshop to find out how from the regional local giving coordinator, Nick Dodd.

Information workshop details for all interested local groups and clubs
Venue: Harrogate Town AFC (indoor)
Date: Thursday 30 October 2014
Time: Workshop will start at 6.30pm, and will finish between 7.30-8.00pm. Refreshments available
More details: Can be found on the attached poster, please pass this around your club/committee members or to your treasurer or fundraising committee.

To read more about how Local Giving can benefit your club, visit the website

To book your free place please email by Tues 28 Oct. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

October 22nd, 2014 - Junior Cricket League AGM

The Junior Cricket League AGM will take place at Knaresborough Cricket Club at 8.00 p.m on Thursday 13th of November.

All clubs are to send a representative to the meeting.

Documents pertaining to the meeting will be emailed to Club Junior Secretaries prior to the meeting.

Knaresborough CC bar will be open at 7.30 p.m for pre meeting drinks

October 6th, 2014 - Northern Cricket Society

The Northern Cricket Society’s first winter meeting is this Tuesday October 7th in the Long Room at Headingley. Sid Fielden and Chris Waters are speaking about their book on Hedley Verity’s 10 for 10.

The meeting starts at 8 as it follows the agm. Thereafter the meetings start at 7.45, always on the first Tuesday of the month and always in the Long Room at Headingley.

The remaining speakers are
Nov 4th David Ripley
Dec 2nd Richard Jones umpire
Jan 6th Richard Blakey
Feb 3rd Richard Pyrah
Mch 3rd Stephen Chalke
Apr 7th Mark Arthur

All are very very welcome to attend these always interesting meetings. Membership for the year is £15 which includes the NCS annual booklet. You can join on the night. If you know a member you can come with them to any meeting for a payment of £3.

October 2nd, 2014 - Presentation Evening and Annual Dinner

The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, Friday 31st October 2014
Guest of Honour – Geoff Miller

Division Winners
Division One Ouseburn
Division Two Newby Hall
Division Three Ripon 2nds
Division Four Thornton-le-Moor
Division Five Helperby 2nds
Division Six Glasshouses
Division Seven Raskelf 2nds
Division Eight Burnt Yates 2nds
Division Nine Newby Hall 3rds

Division One Damien Lawrence (O) Killinghall 1031 runs at 85.92
Division Two Andrew Hogan (O) West Tanfield 694 runs at 77.11
Division Three David Spencer Lofthouse & Middlesmoor 500 runs at 55.56
Division Four Charlie Hutchinson Bishop Monkton 770 runs at 77.00
Division Five Andy Maltas Blubberhouses 2nds 748 runs at 62.33
Division Six Ed Holmes Glasshouses 869 runs at 217.25
Division Seven James McGregor Newton-le-Willows 561 runs at 56.10
Division Eight Tony Wilson Staveley 2nds 547 runs at 60.78
Division Nine Graeme Barraclough Newby Hall 3rds 256 runs at 64.00

Division One Chris Morrison Ouseburn 36 wickets at 11.22
Division Two Joe Furniss Darley 36 wickets at 11.78
Division Three Richard Hooks Ripon 2nds 38 wickets at 8.66
Division Four Simon Pinkney Thornton-le-Moor 37 wickets at 12.57
Division Five Nick Shaw Blubberhouses 2nds 32 wickets at 15.84
Division Six Ben Lake Arthington 30 wickets at 10.67
Division Seven Josh Summerscales Raskelf 2nds 35 wickets at 8.17
Division Eight Callum Puttock North Stainley 2nds 31 wickets at 9.94
Division Nine Shane Jarvis Newby Hall 3rds 23 wickets at 7.26

Wicket Keeping (Catches and Stumpings)
Division One Jonathan Jackson Goldsborough 21 catches, 7 stumpings
Division Two Richard Light Pateley Bridge 20 catches, 1 stumping
Division Three Chris Triggs Burnt Yates 19 catches, 2 stumpings
Division Four Peter Pinkney Thornton-le-Moor 17 catches, 5 stumpings
Division Five Tim Nash Helperby 2nds 15 catches, 4 stumpings
Division Six Alan Fenwick Sessay 3rds 17 catches, 1 stumping
Division Seven Andy Gill Rainton 2nds 11 catches
Division Eight Andy Coulson Bedale 2nds 12 catches, 3 stumpings
Division Nine Ian Western Studley Royal 5ths 5 catches

Willis Trophies – Best Performance of the Season
Batting Ben Lake Arthington 225* on 17th May 2014 v Knaresborough Forest 2nds
Bowling Tom Hixon Studley Royal 2nds 9/17 on 20th September 2014 v West Tanfield
Theakston Nidderdale League – Player Of The Season
Ben Lake – Arthington – MVP score 341.81, 802 runs at 89.11 and 30 wickets at 10.67

Theakson Nidderdale League – Hospitality Award

Cup Winners
Trophies have already been presented – to announce only
Lords International has once again kindly provided shirts for all Knockout Cup Winners.
Please collect at the end of the evening.

Atkinson Swires Cup Helperby
Barrett Cup Studley Royal 2nds
Wath Cup Wath and Melmerby
Peter Bentley Cup Birstwith 3rds

Crawfurd-Porter – Sportsmanship
Division 1 Ouseburn
Division 2 Newby Hall
Division 3 Sharow
Division 4 Middleham
Division 5 Spennithorne and Harmby
Division 6 Spofforth 2nds
Division 7 Dacre Banks 2nds
Division 8 Bedale 2nds
Division 9 Ripley 4ths

Ground Marks Awards
Division 1 Alne
Division 2 Birstwith
Division 3 Raskelf
Division 4 Burton Leonard
Division 5 Helperby
Division 6 Spofforth
Division 7 Thirsk
Division 8 Bedale
Division 9 Ripon (Grammar School)
Most Improved tbc

September 30th, 2014 - 2014 Season Review

The 2014 Season Review can be downloaded here

September 22nd, 2014 - Join The Nidderdale Golden Oldies in Cape Town

If you are over 40 and would like to enjoy the cricketing experience of a lifetime, why not join the Nidderdale Taverners XI and Studley Royal XI at the Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival in Cape Town, which is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, from 22-29th March, 2015. The programme kicks off with the Grand Parade of the Nations and Welcome Party on the Sunday evening. Friendly matches are played against international teams on the Monday Wednesday and Friday so we might find ourselves playing against – and socialising with – teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America or the Caribbean. Tuesday is Picnic Day: this time it’s being held at one of the best local Cape vineyards. Thursday is tour day, when you can take one of a selection of tours to local attractions or just take a day off on the beach. The festival closes with the Farewell and Awards Dinner on Saturday night. Most of our players are being accompanied by their wives / partners – who had a terrific time in Adelaide two years ago and know how to party, and many are touring privately for a few days before or after the festival to make the most of their time in South Africa. We are staying at the four star Cape Manor Hotel, on the seafront, in an area that has many dining opportunities. The cost of the eight days, including transport to and from matches and all the official events and our hotel accommodation for the week, is outstandingly good value at just under £1000 per head. The pound is very strong against the Rand and food and drinks will look ridiculously cheap to us – you will be able to eat and drink very well for very little money. Flights are extra, but again available at reasonable cost. We will be playing in our own team kit, commissioned for the occasion. We have very nearly got a full squad and have got our own umpire and scorer traveling with us: we have space for 1-2 more players, and everyone is guaranteed to get three games of cricket if they want them. Alternatively if anyone would like a day off, we hope to have enough cover to enable them to do so.

Participating in a Golden Oldies Festival is an unforgettable, joyous experience and you enjoy mingling with some of the nicest cricketers and their wives that you could ever hope to meet. And it’s just before the League kicks off in April so you will be well prepared for the new season. We welcome cricketers of all standards. Contact to express an interest or request further details.

September 11th, 2014 - 2014 Ingilby Shield

This weekend sees the annual contest between the finest home grown talent Nidderdale has to offer and the Overseas players of the Nidderdale League. The Ingilby Shield is upon us! From 1pm on Sunday 14th September, the two sides will battle it out as we all like to beat and Aussie don’t we? Not literally of course.

Spofforth Cricket Club are kindly hosting the 40 over fixture which will begin at 1pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible to support both teams.

The teams are as follows:

Nidderdale League
James Townsend capt/wkt (Burton Leonard)
Rob Nelson (Bishop Thornton)
David Cummings (Ouseburn)
Tom Rowlay (Burton Leonard)
Matt Williams (Killinghall)
Andrew Taylor (Hampsthwaite)
Josh Cutts (Killinghall)
Alex Durie (Hampsthwaite)
Josh Chandler (Bishop Thornton)
Dan Marston (Helperby)
Dan Harris (Bishop Thornton)

Nidderdale Overseas
1. Damien Lawrence (capt) (Killinghall)
2. Neil Brown (Blubberhouses)
3. Travis Miles (Scotton)
4. Luke Vincent (Alne)
5. Craig Baldwin (wkt) (Bishop Thornton)
6. Dylan O’Malley (Ripley)
7. Andrew Hogan (West Tanfield)
8. Nick Jones (Knaresborough Forest)
9. Nicky Smith (Burton Leonard)
10. Atish (Helperby)
11. Stephen Butler (Dacre Banks)

Sunday 14th September from 1pm at Spofforth CC

September 10th, 2014 - Annual Dinner

The 2014 Theakston Nidderdale League Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening will again be held at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate. This year the date is Friday 31st October with guests to arrive from 7pm for 7.45pm.

Special Guest thsi year is former Derbyshire, Essex and England cricketer and former ECB National Selector Geoff Miller OBE. Geoff will be joined by comedian Josh Daniels.

At this year’s Annual General Meeting it was decided that all League Clubs would be levied with one ticket per team at a subsidised cost of £25 for this event. As each club has paid for these tickets through their annual subscription to the League, we urge you to make use of these tickets. If you have 2 teams, you will receive 2 tickets as part of your annual subscription. We wish to encourage all clubs to be represented at the Dinner and all prizewinners must be represented. If a prizewinner cannot be represented, please inform the League Secretary, Graham Hyde.

When submitting ticket order details, please enter the total amount of tickets required, then deduct the amount already paid i.e. clubs with one team deduct £25, two teams deduct £50 from your payment cheque. This cheque may be post dated to 31st October.

The cost this year of general tickets is £29.00 This is £3.00 less than last year as we have removed the cheese and biscuits course from the menu in order to keep costs own.

Numbers will be allocated upon receipt of payment and final numbers are required by Friday 17th October.

September 1st, 2014 - Groundshare Available At Glasshouses for 2015 Season

Glasshouses Cricket Club is available for the 2015 season for any club looking to run additional teams and looking for facilities as a ground share. Please contact Andy Wilson on 01423 712114 or 07790 234911 if you are interested.

August 29th, 2014 - Thirsk Golf Day

Thirsk Cricket Club are holding a Golf Day on Friday 11th October at Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club. For more information download the flyer