The fixtures for the Theakston Nidderdale League 2016 season are now published.
The season will begin on Saturday 16th April
The season will end on Saturday 10th September
An Explanatory Word
The creation of the fixtures for local cricket is at best a nightmare. We are where we are in terms of the hierarchy of cricket Leagues in Yorkshire as we now feed into the York and District Senior Cricket League, as part of the Yorkshire Cricket Pyramid, who in turn feed into the ECB Premier League North and then to the First Class fixtures. We also have a link with the ECB North Yorkshire South Durham Premier League. These links and dependencies are not new for 2016.
With this in mind, the fixtures are created as best and as fairly as they can. However, there have been some requests made by clubs to avoid games on certain days due to pre-planned events often which are out of the control of clubs. For example, Racing at Thirsk and the Willowman Festival at Knayton.
Below are the requests and how successfully they have been accommodated. We need to work together to solve these puzzles but nothing is beyond solving.
- Markington required an away fixture on 9th July – ACHIEVED
- Crakehall required no home fixtures in April – PARTIALLY ACHIEVED 2/3 – Home fixture on 30th April
- Kirkby Malzeard requested no home fixtures in April – PARTIALLY ACHIEVED 2/3 – Home fixture on 23rd April
- Glasshouses requested no home fixture on 4th June – ACHIEVED
- As a result of a ground sharing agreement, Ripley 4ths must also have an away fixture of 4th June – NOT ACHIEVED but Ripley 4ths will play their home fixture at Newby Hall (Nursery Ground) on 4th June instead as Ripley 3rds have an away fixture
- Thirsk 2nds and Thirsk 3rds requested an away fixture on 18th June – PARTIALLY ACHIEVED 1/2 Thirsk 2nds are away but Thirsk 3rds must find an alternative venue
- Bedale 2nds require fixtures to not clash with their 1st XI who play in a different League. PARTIALLY ACHIEVED Bedale 2nds are scheduled to have a home fixture on 20th August and 10th September but this clashes with their 1st XI. Bedale 2nds must find an alternative venue
- Arthington requested an away fixture on 30th April for le Tour de Yorkshire – NOT ACHIEVED – Arthington 2nds have a home fixture