Friday 29 November 2013 - Le Tour Yorkshire Temporary Campsite
Knaresborough Forest Cricket Club will be running a campsite for the weekend that the Le Tour Yorkshire passes through. The following flyer is available to download here.If anyone requires further information or any advice which would be helpful please contact Mick Wilkinson on 07946416197.
Wednesday 27 November 2013 - AGM Notice
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.
There are seven officers retiring from the Management Committee and all have indicated they are willing to stand for re-election. Nominations for these posts can be submitted by using the following form.
Monday 18 November 2013 - Bushfire Relief Fund
From Sir Thomas
We raised just over £1000 for the Bushfire Relief Fund thanks to everyone’s generosity at the annual dinner and I am pleased to attach an email confirming that the money has arrived safely in Springwood, in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. I have sent an auction lot of two nights bed and breakfast and a personal tour of the castle for two people, and Bill is donating a character name in his forthcoming crime novel, ‘Silent as the Grave’. Both will be sold at the Springwood CC Legends Dinner on 28th November."
Wednesday 13 November 2013 - Theakston Nidderdale League Announces New Partnership with CricHQ
The Theakston Nidderdale League is delighted to announce a new partnership with cricket technology giants CricHQ for the 2014 season.
Following the growing demand for real time updates and in depth player stats, we are pleased that we will be able to provide all teams within the league the opportunity to use CricHQ.
CricHQ are world leaders in cricket technology with a platform built specifically for the benefit of leagues, clubs, players and fans. CricHQ has been developed in New Zealand and is backed by a number of high-profile investors including England spinner Graeme Swann and current New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.
As well as helping people stay in touch with their team CricHQ also offers a unique competition management system and produces high-level data that can be invaluable to coaches and players. At the touch of a screen scorers can upload the score and at the same time produce everything from 3D wagon wheels to pitch maps and run charts.
Jamie Burton Sales and Marketing Manager for CricHQ commented, "We are delighted to have entered into partnership with the Theakston Nidderdale League. By using CricHQ's live scoring function supporters will be able to follow ball by ball coverage of matches as they happen in addition to having all the player and team stats in one location. We believe this will help raise the profile of not only the league but the teams that compete within it."
Graham Hyde, Secretary of the Theakston Nidderdale League said, “This is a really exciting opportunity to build on the forward thinking nature of the League and the ground breaking technology that we have used for many years. It is time to take things to the next level by implementing a web based League Management solution and we feel that the package from CricHQ will deliver real benefits to club administrators and players."
CricHQ will be providing a full support package for the league and will be holding trainings session for all clubs before the 2014 season.
The CricHQ support page answers common FAQs and provides how-to guides for the Administration Module and app. Whilst the app can be downloaded for free from the Apple or Google Play stores.
Friday 8 November 2013 - Nidderdale Junior Cricket League AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Arrow Self Drive Nidderdale Junior Cricket League will be held at Knaresborough Cricket Club on Thursday 14th November 2013 commencing at 8.00p.m. All Clubs must be represented. Failure to have a representative present will result in a £10 fine to the Club.
Monday 4 November 2013 - ECB ACO Level 1 Umpires Course starts January 20th 2014
It’s only been a few weeks since the end of the 2013 cricket season but thoughts soon turn to the future. Cricket is of course a year round sport as we can see with England travelling to Australia to battle it out for the Ashes again and the Nidderdale Junior Indoor 6-a-side continues. Cricket has a pathway from juniors, to seniors cricket, to parental contributions, coaching, administration and officials. Once our playing careers are over its good to continue to contribute to the game that has been kind to us in terms of friendship and team spirit for a number of years. Becoming an umpire can keep you in the game, in the middle. It is the best place to watch a game after all!
If you would like to take the first step towards becoming a first class umpire….or are just happy umpiring local league cricket, then there will be a Level 1 Umpires course beginning on Monday 20th January at Ripley Castle Tea Rooms. The course will run for 10 weeks at a cost of £30 where you will learn from experienced and qualified umpiring instructors the laws of the game. It must be stressed that this course can be taken by anyone, current players, parents, coaches or those looking to seek umpiring appointments. Membership of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials is encouraged as this includes a CRB check. Full details will be given in week 1.
If you would like to attend this course, please contact Graham Hyde on 07764 753066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Friday 25 October 2013 - Presentation Evening and Annual Dinner *UPDATED*
Venue: The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, Friday November 1st 2013
Guest of Honour – Jeremy Coney
Division One Spofforth
Division Two Pannal
Division Three Harrogate Strays
Division Four Ripon 2nds
Division Five Wath & Melmerby
Division Six Helperby 2nds
Division Seven Arthington
Division Eight Ripley 3rds
Division Nine Arthington 2nds
Evening League Wath & Melmerby
Division One Jack Joy Goldsborough 95.82
Division Two Andy Johnson Pannal 52.00
Division Three Peter Johnson Markington 71.70
Division Four Charlie Hutchinson Bishop Monkton 71.47
Division Five Dan Magee South Kilvington 88.89
Division Six Ed Holmes Glasshouses 155.67
Division Seven Steve Hardy Scotton 2nds 49.50
Division Eight James Braddon Ripley 3rds 54.38
Division Nine Richard Mitchell Newby Hall 3rds) 40.67
Division One Dan Marston Helperby 14.17 (53)
Division Two Ian Taylor Ripley 13.61 (44)
Division Three Tom Halliday Scotton 11.90 (42)
Division Four Henry Worrall (U17) Bishop Monkton 11.55 (47)
Division Five Dan Harris (U19) Wath & Melmerby 7.80 (50)
Division Six Jake Fletcher Boroughbridge 13.13 (32)
Division Seven Ben Fudali Newton-le-Willows 10.12 (33)
Division Eight Keith Brown Ripley 3rds 10.09 (43)
Division Nine Ron Davies Arthington 2nds 9.48 (31)
Wicket Keeping (Catches and Stumpings)
Division One Tom Spilman Helperby 38
Division Two Dave Wood Pannal 25
Division Three Matt Ward Scotton 24
Division Four Richard Grime Studley Royal 3rds 24
Division Five Paul Richardson Wath & Melmerby 21
Division Six Nick Witham Knaresborough Forest 2nds 14
Division Seven Liam Murray Middleham 2nds 24
Division Eight Chris Triggs Burnt Yates 19
Division Nine Harry Collinson (U13) Thirsk 3rds 7
Willis Trophies – Best Performance of the Season
Batting Martin Revill Pannal 3rds 203 27th April
Bowling Simon Wallker Spennithorne & Harmby 8-2 13th July
Theakston Nidderdale League - Player Of The Season
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 Ouseburn
Barrett Cup Knaresborough Forest
Wath Cup Wath & Melmerby
Peter Bentley Cup Middleham 2nds
Crawfurd-Porter - Sportsmanship
Division 1 Ouseburn
Division 2 Knaresborough Forest
Division 3 Rainton
Division 4 Middleham
Division 5 South Kilvington
Division 6 Raskelf 2nds
Division 7 Pannal 4ths
Division 8 Ripley 3rds
Division 9 Newby Hall 3rds
Division 1 Spofforth
Division 2 Birstwith
Division 3 Raskelf
Division 4 Burton Leonard
Division 5 Wath and Melmberby
Division 6: Glasshouses
Division 7: Rainton
Division 8: Bishop Monkton
Division 9: Kirkby Malzeard
Most Improved Ground : Scotton
Monday 21 October 2013 - The Right Track 2014
Following the success of this year’s programme, the Cricket Development Group has decided to organise cricket coaching at the Easingwold Galtres centre during 2014.
The programme is aimed at boys and girls who are competent cricketers but who are not involved in YCB Pathways programmes (for boys). It will provide skills development but also include sessions devoted to fitness and lifestyle, game management and the laws of the game. We are hopeful of again involving students from the University of York St John to work with our ECB accredited coaches.
We will be as flexible as possible with timing and content to limit clashes with other sporting activities and final details remain to be confirmed. Nevertheless, we can confirm that the sessions will be held on Sundays during January, February and March for three separate age groups and costs will be the same as last year:
Under 11 boys/under 14 girls - £80
Under 13 boys/under 16 girls - £90
Under 17 boys - £100
Application should be made on the downloadable form. Participants must be members of a club or other organisation which is a member of the Forest of Galtres Cricket Development Group and have their application supported by their club coach.
Completed forms should be returned by email to Peter Drummond by 31st October at the latest. If applications exceed available places, selection will take place on the evening(s) of 8th and/or 15th November.
This letter has been addressed to clubs in the CDG area who are asked to bring it to the attention of interested members and also directly to individuals who participated in this year’s programme. Please contact Peter Watson on 07796 107642 or at email@example.com to discuss the programme or contact me for any other queries.
Thursday 17 October 2013 - Junior Training
Newby Hall Cricket Club are holding junior training sessions at The Outwood Academy Ripon sports hall on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. The sessions are run by a professional coach and the charge is £5 per session.
If any juniors from any other club in the league are interested in joining in these sessions they will be very welcome to attend. There are sessions on the 16 and 23 October and then will recommence on 6 November for 6 weeks.
Thursday 10 October 2013 - ACO Lunch
Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) North Regional AGM and 5 year celebratory lunch is being held on Saturday 9th November 2013 at York Cricket Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, York, YO30 5RE. More details can be found here
Thursday 10 October 2013 - YCB Coaches Conference
YCB Coaches Conference 2013 Saturday 16th November 2013 - Indoor Cricket Centre – Headingley. For more details click here
Monday 23 September 2013 - Tea Maker
From Jenny Barrett (Pannal CC): "To keep me busy during the closed season I will bake for kids parties, but am good at puds for dinners, such as pavlova (ask Andy Ellis about meringues) key lime pie, banoffi pie. or lemon souffle. Just get in touch. I do not intend to make a profit from any orders, just a contribution which will go to Pannal CC. Contact Jenny if interested on 01423 504996."
Monday 23 September 2013 - Proposed Rule Changes
Would all clubs note the following:
Rule 14. Alterations to Constitution and Rules
Any amendments to the Rules and Constitution of the League shall require a simple majority of those voting. Amendments to the Rules shall only be made at Annual General Meetings. Proposals for amendments to the rules shall be received by the League Secretary no later than the 10th October preceding the A.G.M.
It is YOUR league, you can influence the rules if you wish. We have already had some suggestions, which will be put before the AGM for the clubs to vote on. The AGM will be on 20th January 2014.
Send details of any proposals to Graham Hyde by 10th October
Monday 16 September 2013 - 2013 Season Averages
Please supply, in accordance with League rule 27 k) and l) Prizes:
k) Prizes will be given for the best batting and bowling averages in each division, qualifications to be:
Batting - minimum 12 innings
Bowling - minimum 30 wickets
Prizes will be given for the most catches and stumpings by a wicket-keeper in each division.
l)Club Secretaries or team Captains shall supply ON LINE within 21 days of the end of the season a list of those likely to qualify for league averages. Abandoned matches count in the averages. Figures received after 21 days will NOT be considered for awards. THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Averages must be submitted via this link
Thursday 12 September 2013 - Theakston Nidderdale League Dinner
The League Dinner is always the season's "must attend" event and will again be held at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate on Friday 1st November. The special guest will be former New Zealand captain and Test Match Special Commentator, Jeremy Coney. Jeremy will be joined by the ever popular sporting impressionist Kevin Connelly. Plan ahead now, start saving and lets have a great night with all League Clubs represented. Tickets are priced at £32 which will include a full evening of entertainment, presentations and 4 course meal and coffee. Why not organise a table of 10 for your club?
For more information, please contact Chris Newton on 01765 600325 or 07748 591163
Thursday 12 September 2013 - Junior League Presentation Night
The Annual Presentation Night of The Arrowselfdrive.com Nidderdale Junior Cricket League will be held at Harrogate Cricket Club on Thursday 19th September 2013, starting at 7.00pm.
All Clubs are welcome to attend, but we request that all Age Group winners are in attendance along with Lords Taverners and Joe Lumb players to celebrate another successful season of junior cricket.
For the first time 12 Trophies have been contested during the season.
We look forward to seeing players, managers, parents and supporters on the night.
Thursday 12 September 2013 - Nidderdale Junior Cricket Finals Day
Following the torrential rain on Friday and then an extremely foggy Sunday morning with a very heavy September early morning dew, conditions were going to be difficult to see the curtain come down on the junior cricket 2013 season. However the day improved, the sun shone and a full day of cricket was completed....Read More
Monday 9 September 2013 - Junior Indoor League
The fixtures and general information for the coming season, which starts on 21st September, were issued to all coaches on 23rd August. To date, 19 of the 67 coaches involved have not responded or acknowledged receipt. Some may be on holiday, but please check your emails.
Monday 9 September 2013 - The Grey Fox Trophy Final
The Grey Fox Trophy final between Central Yorkshire over 50’s and the Nidderdale Notsoyoungs will be played at Scarborough Cricket Club on Sunday 15th September. The 30 over match starts at 1.00pm start.
Entry to the ground is free and there will be the marvellous YBS sponsored curry, cakes and entertainment. The bar will be open from 12 noon.
Please come along for another fantastic grey fox day.
Friday 6 September 2013 - YCB Groundsmen Association Newsletter
The first edition of the YCB Groundsmen Association newsletter has been published. They hope to bring you at least a couple of editions per year to keep you updated on events, courses and news to assist you in preparing the best surfaces possible for your clubs. The edition can be downloaded here
Thursday 5 September 2013 - Junior Age Group Play-Off Finals
There are still some Division Play-Off matches to be played to determine Age Group Play Off Finalists, but the following matches will be played at Studley Royal on Sunday 8th September 2013 (the date in the local press may be incorrect):
Mini Pitch :
10.30am Under 9 Pairs Final Bilton or Ouseburn V Harrogate
1.00pm Under 11 Pairs Final Masham V North Stainley
Main Pitch :
10.00am Under 11 Reg Dickens Final Tadcaster & Boston Spa V Bilton or North Stainley
1.00pm Under 13 Final Tadcaster & Boston Spa V Knaresborough
4.00pm Under 15 Final Harrogate V Beckwithshaw
The 15th September will be the reserve day in the event of rain.
All teams will require a scorer, and a match ball.
Umpires will be provided for the Main Pitch matches.
Good Luck to all teams participating in these finals.
Wednesday 4 September 2013 - 2013 Theakston Awards
With the season drawing to a close, it’s time to think about your nominations for Player of the Season and the Hospitality Award. In 2012, the winners were Joe Furniss of Darley CC and Alne CC with their very nearly legendary chocolate cake.
Now, it’s time for you to have your say in where these awards end up this season.
To vote for your Player of the Season click this link and fill in the details. One vote per person
To vote for the club which you think offered the best Hospitality during the season click this link and have your say. One vote per person.
Closing date is Monday 30th September.
Winners will be notified in due course and awards presented at the League Dinner to be held on Friday 1st November at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate.
Friday 23 August 2013 - 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
Thursday 22 August 2013 - Autumn Ground Courses
For details of forthcoming, Autumn Ground Courses, please download the following flyer
Thursday 1 August 2013 - Junior Indoor League
The deadline for entries for the next season is 1st August. Many clubs have not yet replied. Please ensure you return the form ASAP.
If there is a problem, please contact Val.
Monday 29 July 2013 - National Playing Survey – The Responses
In Yorkshire, there were a total of 2933 responses to this survey, so a big thank you. The best news is, that as a League, Nidderdale provided the most responses! A massive thanks to you all, and well done to Studley Royal CC.
Here are the top responses:
1) Which are the top ten clubs by number of responses?
Studley Royal 41
Skipton CI 19
2) Which leagues generated 100 or more responses
Nidderdale & District Amateur League 13% 247
York & District Senior League 11% 212
Halifax Cricket League 8% 147
South Yorkshire League 6% 119
Wetherby & District CL 6% 119
Airedale & Wharfedale Senior League 6% 115
Craven & District League 5% 106
Friday 26 July 2013 - League Secretary Annual Leave
The League Secretary is out of the country, and not contactable from Thursday 1st August until Friday 16th August.
For any League secretarial issues, please contact Tricia Heard: firstname.lastname@example.org 01423 711488
For any umpiring issues, please contact Barry Nickels email@example.com 01937 590637
Thursday 25 July 2013 - Leeds City College Programme
Pro Coach have teamed up with Leeds City College to run a unique Cricket Centre of Excellence from Headingley, allowing students to continue their studies at LCC whilst giving them the chance to train at the first class facilities at Headingley every week as part of their college programme.
The College Open Day will run on Friday 26th July 4pm-6pm at the Headingley Indoor Cricket Centre for all students looking to experience what college life could be like next year.
Wednesday 24 July 2013 - Squad for the upcoming U13 Lords Taverners tournament
The following players have been selected to represent the Nidderdale U13 Lords Taverners:
Nat Cutts, Dom Tear, Herbie Milton, Jack Brennan, Tyler Cant, Craig Robinson, Harry Hill, Luke Haidar, Callum Halliday, Connor Eddleston, Charlie Stokes, Dan Balbi, Will Hubbert, Jonny Winterhalder, Fraser Pitt, Jack Lever.
Game 1 29th July Home vs Halifax to be played at Scotton CC 1pm start.
Game 2 30th July Home vs North Yorkshire to be played at Goldsborough CC 1 pm start.
Game 3 31st July Away vs East Yorkshire to be played at Londesborough Park CC, Market Weighton, 1pm start.
If you want to see the cream of the local U13 players in action we would be delighted to welcome as many supporters as possible and you will be guaranteed a fantastic reception at all the host grounds.
Monday 22 July 2013 - John Barrett Memorial Trophy
The John Barrett Memorial Trophy for u13s sponsored by arrowselfdrive.com was held at Pannal on Sunday 14th July between Tadcaster & Boston Spa v Harrogate. Tabs batted first and faced some very tight bowling from the Harrogate opening pair of C Halliday 4 overs 1 for 13 runs and C Papworth 4 overs 1 for 11runs and then first change R Hillhouse 4 overs 1 for 16 runs reduced Tabs to 20 for 3. J Murray steadied the ship with 25 no assisted by a rapid 25no by D Kilby and a solid 25 by R White helped Tabs reach a total of 116.
Harrogates reply started well with an unbeaten 25 by R Hillhouse, however a brilliant piece of fielding by R White resulting in a run out and more Tight bowling by T Giddings 3 overs for 5 runs and J Murray 4 overs for 11 runs made Harrogate work hard for their runs and after 15 overs Harrogate were ahead of Tabs at the same stage, but a good spell from R White of 4overs 2 for 14 finally swung the game Tabs way restricting Harrogate to 86. R Hillhouse had a outstanding game however R Whites late bowling spell won him man of the match.
Thanks to Pannal for hosting the event with Johns son and Grandson presenting the prizes and Paul Ellis for arranging umpires and selecting man of the match.
Monday 22 July 2013 - Yorkshire all the way - National Survey
From Andrew Watson (YCB): "The survey has now closed with Yorkshire’s final total looking to be around 2900; details on the final total will be available to counties very shortly.
Yorkshire, Lancashire and Essex are the 3 top counties with Yorkshire leading the way with a 1000 lead ahead of our neighbours. On behalf of the YCB and indeed the ECB, I wish to thank everyone who has helped us gain so many responses! A big thank you to you all!
There will be prizes for the leagues with the most returns and clubs with the most returns in the way of tickets to the YCB40 match against the unicorns in August.
We shall be getting in touch with the leagues shortly, providing some feedback on the responses and then some time in Sept/Oct there will be a workshop for all the leagues to examine the responses and what the next steps will be."
Thursday 18 July 2013 - Theakston Nidderdale League Golf Day
The first ever Theakston Nidderdale League Golf Day will take place on Friday 20th September at Knaresborough Golf Club.
The League has teamed up with its official sponsors, Theakston, and Knaresborough Golf Club to offer a fantastic day of golf at the "Best Parkland Course in Yorkshire".
The course at Knaresborough is laid out over beautiful, gently undulating North Yorkshire countryside. Parkland in nature, with many mature trees and strategically placed hazards, it is a pleasure to play.
The holes and the course have just been further developed. In particular - the 8th a par 5 which provides an exhilarating drive from an elevated tee, the 13th hole, a dog leg left demanding an accurate well placed tee shot and the 14th hole, a long par 4 presenting a very interesting and testing undulating green.
The Club employs a 3 colour system to indicate the position of the flag on the green. Red indicates the flag on the front third of the green, yellow for the middle and white for the back third. 150 yard markers on each side of the fairway are to the centre of the green.
The Club has excellent practice and warm up facilities available to both members and visitors.
For more details of the Club's facilities follow this link
Thursday 18 July 2013 - Wath Cup Final – Update
It came to the attention of the League Secretary that Harrogate 4ths potentially played an ineligible player in the semi-final of the Wath Cup. The Secretary quickly moved to investigate the case, liaising with Tricia Heard and Duncan Clark, the secretary of Harrogate CC. Both contacts were to establish the games and the teams that the player had played in. Contact was also made with Steve Clark, the captain of Harrogate 4ths by Luke Bickers, the League Disciplinary panel secretary.
At a meeting of the League Disciplinary Panel on Tuesday 16th July, the matter was discussed, and given the evidence, it was ruled that Harrogate 4ths would be withdrawn from the final of the Wath Cup.
Due to the timing of this incident, and the timing of the final, it was felt by those League Management officials in attendance, that it was only practical to go back to the semi-final and therefore Alne 2nds should proceed to contest the final on Sunday 21st July.
There are a number of lessons to be learnt from the Cup Competitions this season in which we have seen several teams guilty of playing ineligible players and subsequently removed from the competition.
The League Management Committee are unable to check each individual team sheet and cross reference individual players. There just isn't enough time. The League Management Committee rely on the honesty of teams but is conscious that more communication about the rules on player eligibility needs to be done. Clarification over junior players needs tightening up too.
The Wath Cup final will be played between Alne 2nds and Wath & Melmerby on Sunday 21st July at 2pm at Birstwith CC.
Monday 15 July 2013 - 2103 Finals Day
The 2013 Finals Day will take place on Sunday 21st July at Birstwith Cricket Club. This is the second year that the Theakston Nidderdale League have held three finals on the same day and if last year's event at Knaresborough Forest was anything to go by, the day will be a cracker.
The day kicks off at 11am with the Peter Bentley Cup Final between Ripley 3rds and Middleham 2nds.
Then, at 2pm, its the Wath Cup Final between Harrogate 4ths and Wath and Melmerby.
At 5pm we have the Barrett Cup Final between Galphay & Winksley and Knaresborough Forest.
The League wishes to thank Birstwith Cricket Club for agreeing to host the day and any support is more than welcome. There will be a bar, a BBQ and a raffle throughout the day.
Thursday 11 July 2013 - Golden Oldies - Cape Town 2015
If any clubs or individuals who would like to represent Nidderdale at the Golden Oldies Festival in Cape Town (22-29th March, 2015) please contact Sir Thomas.
Prices for the full package, which includes the parade of nations and opening ceremony, three friendly international cricket matches, coach transfers to and from the grounds and social events, the welcome party, picnic day and farewell awards dinner and seven nights of accommodation range from £913 at the cheapest hotel listed (the Garden Court) to £1095 at the Cullinan Hotel.
You would pay for your own flights, sightseeing and meals outside the official itinerary, but at 15 rand to the pound, a good three course meal costs about £24 and a beer is roughly £1.20 Golden Oldies week in Cape Town is going to provide first class value for money. Wives and partners are very welcome: it’s a really social tour for the ladies.
Wednesday 10 July 2013 - Bob Mellor Cup
The Bob Mellor Cup finals day was held at a scorching hot Knaresborough Forest Cricket Club on Sunday 7th July.
The first semi final saw Knaresborough take on Harrogate. Batting first Harrogate lost 2 early wickets, but 37 not out for Rob Tinker, and 35 not out for Harry Warren helped them to a total of 150-6. Ben Cutts took 3 wickets for 31 runs. In reply Knaresborough were undone by some tight bowling by Peter Clark who took the first 4 Knaresborough wickets for only 8 runs. Harry Warren and Rob Tinker both took 3 wickets each, as Knaresborough ended on 53.
In the second semi final Beckwithshaw took on Ouseburn. Ouseburn posted a total of 144-9, with Dan Lawson 35 not out, and Kieran Horner 39 not out. In reply Tom Whittaker scored 35 not out for Beckwithshaw, but they ran out of overs and finished on 97-8.
In the final Harrogate batted first. Some excellent fielding from Ouseburn kept the runs down in the early overs, but Harrogate were able to accelerate in the second half of the innings, scoring 156-5 runs, with Louis Foxton making 36, and Harry Warren 38. J Amsden took 3 wickets. In reply Ouseburn were bowled out for 43, with Peter Clark claiming another 4 wickets. His fellow opener Harry Forster took 4 wickets for 4 runs, which together with his 19no won him the Arrowselfdrive.com Man of the Match award.
Thanks to John Bradd and all at KFCC for hosting the day, and thanks to Paul Ellis and Craig Robson for umpiring, and selecting the Man of the Match.
Wednesday 10 July 2013 - John Barrett Memorial Trophy
The Finals of the John Barrett Memorial Trophy for under 13s sponsored by Arrowselfdrive.com will be held this Sunday 14th July at Pannal CC starting at 10.00am
The Final will be contested between Tadcaster and Boston Spa and the winners of Harrogate v Spofforth
Wednesday 10 July 2013 - Advance Notice of 2013 League Dinner
This year's "must attend" event will again be held at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate on Friday 1st November. The special guest will be former New Zealand captain and Test Match Special Commentator, Jeremy Coney. Jeremy will be joined by the ever popular sporting impressionist Kevin Connelly. Plan ahead now, start saving and lets have a great night with all League Clubs represented.
Tickets are priced at £32 which will include a full evening of entertainment, presentations and 4 course meal and coffee. Why not organise a table of 10 for your club?
For more information, please contact Chris Newton on 01765 600325 or 07748 591163
Friday 5 July 2013 - An Appeal from Bill Kitson
Nothing unusual in that you might think. Someone once said that when I was bowling I used to appeal on my run-up. But this is a different sort of appeal.
When we started the Nidderdale Junior Indoor League in 2001, nobody could have guessed how popular it would become with 400 plus youngsters now involved. Nor could I have had the remotest idea how the demands on my time would have spiralled with the increasing popularity of my books. It seems on both counts that we are the victims of our own success.
Although Val and I are happy to continue with the organizing and admin of the Indoor, we can unfortunately no longer commit to attending every week throughout the winter. Twenty-three Saturdays is a lot to ask of anyone and that is why I’m asking for helpers to come forward to ensure the continuation of the NJIL.
If you are an umpire, a scorer, a coach or player and you could give up five hours of your time for a few Saturday afternoons in winter on a rota basis, at either Pateley Bridge or Harrogate High School, your help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone previously involved has our contact details (the handbook phone number is incorrect) so in the first instance please contact me via email.
A measure of the success of the Indoor is that one of the players who came up through the age groups, Jonny Tattersall (Knaresborough CC) fielded substitute at Headingly in the recent Test Match, whilst another, Ben Coad (Studley Royal CC) has already played for Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition.
Wednesday 3 July 2013 - Bob Mellor Cup Finals
The finals of The Bob Mellor Cup for Under 15’s, sponsored by Arrowselfdrive.com, are being held at Knaresborough Forest CC on Sunday 7th July.
10.00 1st semi final – Harrogate v Knaresborough
13.00 2nd semi final – Beckwithshaw v Ouseburn
17:00 Final between the winners of the semis. The final starts at 5pm.
Knaresborough Forest CC will be putting on refreshments throughout the day.
Monday 1 July 2013 - Keep Valuables Safe During Games
There has been a number of incidents at clubs over the weekend where valuable items such as phones and wallets have gone missing. Please be extra vigilant of valuables in clubhouses and changing rooms. Unfortunately not everyone is as trusting as most of us are.
There was an incident at Goldsborough Cricket Club on Saturday 29th June where valuables were removed from the changing rooms and the same occurred at Pannal Cricket Club. If you have realised that anything is missing and blamed it on drink or general forgetfulness, check again, and if necessary PLEASE report it to Harrogate police. They want to build up a picture of what happened.
The League recommends that valuables are locked away or given to the scorer for safekeeping during matches.
Saturday 29 June 2013 - ECB Survey
With the eyes of the sporting world firmly focused on the battle for the Ashes this summer, in partnership with the YORKSHIRE CRICKET BOARD the ECB today launched its first ever national survey of recreational cricket throughout England and Wales.
The National Cricket Playing Survey is now open. This survey is live from 28th June until 14th July 2013 and is aimed at all current players, lapsed players, potential players and cricket fans.
The survey will give club cricketers a unique opportunity to have their say on all aspects of the recreational game, influence its future development and take part in a competition to win Investec Test Match tickets. Devised as part of the ECB’s new strategic plan, Champion Counties, the survey is designed to give ECB a greater understanding of how best to serve the needs of recreational cricketers at all levels.
The findings will support ECB’s wider plans to invest more than £96 million into community cricket over the next four years across all its 39 County Cricket Boards in England and Wales.
David Collier, Chief Executive of ECB said, “It’s vital that our recreational game continues to grow so we can nurture the next generation of potential England stars and maintain cricket’s position as the nation’s number one summer sport.
“There’s never been a better time to be involved in cricket with more opportunities to play the game than ever before for girls, women and disability cricketers as well as men and boys.
“That’s why we want to hear from players of all ages, as well as anyone actively involved in local cricket clubs including coaches, umpires, scorers or volunteers about how we can make our club game even stronger going forward.”
The YCB cannot stress how important the results of this survey will be, as it will be measured area by area, league by league. It will give the leagues and the YCB a great opportunity gauge players comments and help shape our support for the leagues and clubs for the future.
We urgently need your help and support in encouraging everyone within cricket to complete the survey, thus helping to influence the future of club cricket and support the ECB and all County Boards in getting “more people playing more regularly in teams”
Entitled ‘The National Cricket Playing Survey,’ the online questionnaire takes approximately ten minutes to complete and includes entry into a prize draw for ten pairs of tickets to the Investec Test Series against India in 2014.
Please complete the survey here
Tuesday 25 June 2013 - Roller Wanted
Crakehall are looking for a new wicket roller to enhance the ground, and at the moment have a walk behind 850kg unit.
They are looking for a sit on unit that is slightly heavier, and will consider any condition if some one has an old one at the back of the shed. Interested parties should contact their treasurer, Andy Nelson.
Tuesday 25 June 2013 - ECB National Player Survey
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has committed to carrying out a National Player Survey annually over the next four years with the first survey going live on Friday 28 June.
The aim of the survey is to generate greater insight into player demographics, attitudes and why people choose to play cricket or in some cases why they choose not to participate. This will help not only the ECB to better understand who its customers are, but also at the local level, and what players think about the game. The ultimate aim is to get more players playing more regularly in more teams across the county.
This is your opportunity to really make a difference on how local cricket is shaped going forward and what players want from the sport. The survey questions are mostly generated nationally but there is some local led content, providing an opportunity to explore local issues.
Two Circles have been contracted by the ECB to carry out the first year of the survey, analyse the results and report back to County Cricket Boards, its Leagues and wider networks. The results will be prepared and analysed at county level and over the four years it is intended that cricket will build trend based participation data.
All leagues and cricket clubs in Yorkshire will be contacted to ask their players to complete this survey. The key to success is both the number of responses and ensuring that they reflect a broad cross section of clubs / teams at all levels, players of different ages and from different backgrounds.
The Deadline for completion is set for Sunday 14 July 2013 and it is intended for results, including national and county level trends, to be presented / available in early October.
This survey will form an important strand of insight led planning going forward and how the YCB and Nidderdale League can support recreational cricket.
In the spirit of competition, the Nidderdale League Management Committee are offering 3 grants of £50 each to the clubs who provide the most number of responses.
The survey will be published online at however the site will not go live until 28th June. Further communication and a link to the survey will be sent nearer the go live date.
Friday 21 June 2013 - 2013 Grey Fox Trophy
Fixture details are now available for this year’s Grey Fox Trophy where in 2012, the NidderdaleNotSoYoungs reached the Headingley Final.
Our fixtures are as follows:
Sunday 23rd June v Wellington Gold at Pocklington CC 2.00pm start
Sunday 30th June v Wetherby League at Spofforth CC 2.00pm start
The Yorkshire Building Society are now sponsoring this competition and will be providing a ‘pop-up’ curry restaurant and children’s entertainments at our game against the Wetherby League on Sunday 30th June. Food at this game will be provided by The World Curry Festival where it will provide free food for players and umpires. The public can buy their curries at very reasonable prices.
The Grey Fox semi-finals will both now be played at Headingley on Sunday 18th August, with an 11.00am start and The Grey Fox final 2013 will be played at Scarborough (North Marine Road) on Sunday 15th September, with a 2.00pm start.
In addition, we are playing the Sydney Cricket Ground Touring Side at Ripley CC on Sunday 14th July with a 12 noon start.
If you are over 50 and would like to make yourself available for any of these games, please contact the Team Manager, Justin Park on 07944 905855
Friday 21 June 2013 - Come Watch the Match
This Summer for the first time Sweat Personal Training are offering the opportunity for 8-15 year olds to book on to day trips to Headingley Cricket Ground to watch Yorkshire CCC play a match. The day includes travel from Harrogate to the ground and back again, a guided tour of the coaching facilities and a coaching session as well as a once in a lifetime experience to meet the players and get signed autographs.
They are running 2 trips to the following games:
Yorkshire CCC Vs Nottinghamshire Outlaws, Sunday 21 July 10am-6pm, £40
Yorkshire CCC Vs Unicorns, Tuesday 13 August 10am-6pm, £40
Details of the trips can be found on this website .
Tuesday 18 June 2013 - Arrowselfdrive.com Nidderdale Junior Cricket League Under 7s Tournament
The Arrowselfdrive.com Nidderdale Junior Cricket League Under 7s Tournament was held at Spofforth CC on Sunday 16th June. Eight teams competed in a competition organised into two leagues. The winners of each league played each other in the final.
Bairstow League Table
Studley Royal 2
Root League Table
North Stainley 6
After some very close league games, the two finalists were North Stainley and Follifoot. In an exciting match, Follifoot beat North Stainley by 247 runs to 233. It was wonderful to see these young cricketers from all of the teams enjoying the game and entertaining the large crowd of spectators. Medals to both of the finalist teams were presented by Junior League Chairman, Ken Coad, and Under 7 Tournament Organisor, Jason Westerman.
It is now planned that this tournament will become a permanent fixture on the League and Spofforth cricketing calendar.
Wednesday 12 June 2013 - U11 Representative fixture v Huddersfield Sunday 16/06/13
The following U11's have been selected to represent Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Junior Cricket festival on Sunday 16 June at Wath and Melmerby CC (HG4 5JB)
Meet at the ground at 12pm
Any problems to be directed to Paul Ellis 07759820186
Monday 10 June 2013 - Under 9 Coad Cup Finals Day
8 teams, with 64 junior players, supported by many family and friends arrived at Studley Royal CC on Sunday 9th June to attempt to lift the Coad Cup, The four previous winners were Beckwithshaw, Birstwith, North Stainley and Harrogate. Harrogate, with two teams through to the Quarter Finals arrived as favourites, and a fine day allowed the matches to start as scheduled at 10.00am.
Bilton 334 beat Harrogate C (Kites) 272
Studley Royal 294 beat Follifoot 279
Harrogate A (Eagles) 375 beat Pateley Bridge 250
Ouseburn 283 beat Goldsborough 249
Harrogate A (Eagles) beat Bilton 257
Ouseburn 320 beat Studley Royal 266
Harrogate A (Eagles) 405 beat Ouseburn 238
Mick Dawson, the League Under 9 Secretary, presented the medals to both Finalists and the Coad Cup to the winning Harrogate Captain.
Monday 10 June 2013 - Nidderdale Junior Cricket League U7s Festival
Spofforth CC is hosting the Nidderdale Junior Cricket League U7s Festival on Sunday 16th June. The first games start at 10 am. The teams taking part will be competing in 3 groups so we have Spofforth, Studley Royal and Knaresborough Forest playing in the Bairstow League; Follifoot, Ouseburn and Harrogate in the Bresnan League and finally Ripon, North Stainley and Beckwithshaw playing in the Root League. The final will be played by the 2 best teams from the group stages based on points gained and runs scored.
The format of the cricket will be 8 a side pairs cricket. The final is expected to be played at about 3.30 pm.
There will be refreshments including a BBQ throughout the day along with a bar so come along and see the stars of tomorrow.
Monday 10 June 2013 - Disability Funding
Following a highly successful summer of Paralympic sport, BT and the Sunday Telegraph have teamed up to help ensure the rise in profile and participation of disability sport continues.
They’ve recognised the invaluable role that sports clubs like yours play in finding and nurturing the Paralympic champions of the future, and they want to help. That’s why the two organisations have come together to launch the “Paralympic Momentum” programme.
They’ll be awarding grants of £1,000 to 15 sports clubs that are encouraging disabled people to get into sport. They have already started to award these grants and the closing date is only days away, so don’t delay! Details of how to apply can be found by clicking here.
Thursday 6 June 2013 - UNDER 10’S REPRESENTATIVE TRIALS
The trial for the U10’s will take place on Sunday 9th June at Beckwithshaw CC. Timings 9-12 noon.
Only year 5 and the year 6 that could not make Monday’s trial to be sent.
Admin forms as forwarded to Club secretaries to be completed and brought along on the day. Contact is Paul Ellis.
Thursday 6 June 2013 - Knaresborough Bed Race
This Saturday (8th June 2013) will see the 46th Annual Great Knaresborough Bed Race.
Players and officials are being warned that the town and surrounding area will be very busy and there will be road closures. The road closures are:
• Knaresborough Market (from Noon);
• Silver Street (from Noon);
• Knaresborough High Street (from 12:30);
• Bond End (from 12:30);
• Boroughbridge Road (part – from 12:30);
• Harrogate Road (part – 12:30);
• Brewerton Street (part);
• Fisher Street;
• Castle Ings;
• Waterside (from Castle Mills to High Bridge)
The roads are expected to open again from 5pm.
Monday 3 June 2013 - Coad Cup
The Finals Day of The Under 9 Coad Cup will be held on Sunday 9th June at Studley Royal CC.
The timetable for the day is :
9.45am - Cup Draw
10.00am Quarter Finals
11.45am Semi Finals
1..30pm Cup Final
Teams through to the Finals Day are:
Pateley Bridge A or Knaresborough A
Harrogate C (Kites)
Newby Hall or Goldsborough
Harrogate A (Eagles)
Refreshments will be available all day in the Pavilion.
Monday 3 June 2013 - Ben Coad makes full Yorkshire debut
Ben Coad (aged 19) of Studley Royal CC made his debut for the full Yorkshire team against Gloucestershire at Headingley on Sunday in the Yorkshire Bank 40 match. He bowled well to take 1-42 in his 8 overs as well as taking a catch. Ben has very much grown up at Studley Royal Cricket Club. He played throughout the junior system, starting with the Young Tykes on Monday nights and through the U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17. As soon as he was old enough he started to play senior cricket on a Saturday moving up through the 4th, 3rd and 2nd teams in the Nidderdale League and then in the 1st team in the York & District Senior League. Indeed, the day before his Yorkshire debut he played for Studley Royal 1st XI taking 3-6 in 9 overs to maintain the club’s position at the top of the Premier League. Ben gained a contract with Yorkshire Academy in 2010 and has made very good progress since then to impress with the Academy and in Yorkshire 2nd XI to earn this opportunity in the 1st XI.
The Coad family is at the heart of Studley Royal Cricket Club and his parents have both been integral in building the system that has allowed Ben to reach this high level. Ken Coad is club chairman and has always striven to build the club around the junior set up while his mum, Sue Coad, has been junior secretary and has worked tirelessly to oversee junior cricket at the club for many years which has thrived during this time. His brothers, Matthew and Dan, both play for the club as well. This is a very proud moment for Ben, his family and Studley Royal Cricket Club as Ben takes this next step in his development.
Friday 31 May 2013 - Cricket Clubs and Tax
You may have seen articles in the press recently about HM Revenues and Customs and their action to “crack down on finances in minor leagues”.
Tax Man targetting village cricket clubs
Local clubs bowled over by the Tax Man
The Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League wishes to remind all clubs of the League’s amateur status and wishes to pass on guidance provided by the ECB on matters of tax.
Club finances are the responsibility of individual clubs.
Thursday 30 May 2013 - Childrens' Day at Headingley CC
Details of a FREE family event at Headingley CC on Sunday 9th June can be downloaded here.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 - U11 Representative Trials
The Trials fror the Nidderdale League U11s will take place at Wath & Melmerby CC on Monday 3rd June 6.15-8.30pm. This Trial will be for U11 age group only and a separate trial will be held at a later date for the U10’s, this is purely because of the numbers of candidates involved. The ground’s postcode is HG4 5JB.
Please ensure that all candidates have the details forms that were sent earlier to club secretaries as this will be the only contact details we have for each individual. Any questions to Martin Bean 07730 532274 or Paul Ellis.
Wednesday 22 May 2013 - U13 Representative Team Trials Cancelled Again
The postponed U13 taverners trials have been cancelled yet again and will now take place at Scotton CC on Friday 7th June 6-9pm.
Players coming 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 please contact the U13 manager Tom Halliday
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.
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.