Tuesday 20 December 2011 - 2012 Club Contacts
Would all clubs please check that their contact details are up to date and submit any changes for the 2012 season using the online form. Please could this be done by end of January 2012 to allow enough time for them to go into the printed handbook.
Thursday 15 December 2011 - 2012 League Fixtures
The revised 2012 League Fixtures are now available to download here.
Wednesday 14 December 2011 - Junior Girls’ Friendly League
The North Yorkshire Women and Girls’ Cricket Development Group are looking into setting up a “friendly league” in 2012 in order to increase the amount of cricket available for girls in North Yorkshire. They already have a small number of teams interested.
As this is intended to be a “friendly league”, the intention is that the girls could be aged anywhere from 8/9 up to 15 in the teams - a format which is presently successfully used between a small number of clubs in the region.
They are seeking either any other clubs who wish to join this group or alternatively, if there are girls out there who would like to play in the league, they should contact John Skinner and he will direct them to their nearest, most suitable club. Any volunteers to help are also welcome.
Anyone requiring any further information should contact John directly.
Monday 12 December 2011 - ACO Accreditation
The Association of Cricket Officials (ACO), supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board, (ECB) is the organisation that represents cricket officials in the recreational game.
The ECB ACO is offering, for one year only, the chance to be a recognised ECB ACO scorer and credit you with a relevant Scorers’ Award; Level 1 or 2. This will not involve any courses or exams, simply a verification of the standard that you are currently scoring at.
This initiative is aimed at verifying and rewarding the work of Scorers at all levels from friendly, school, youth and feeder league matches, up to and including those who score in Premier or Senior leagues or above.
It is recommended that from 2012 all Premier League clubs should have an ECB ACO Level 2 scorer and this process will help clubs to achieve that. This aspect of the game is also an integral part in gaining and maintaining any ClubMark status.
To apply for the accreditation please complete the downloadable application form and return it to ECB ACO. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM even if you do not wish to apply for accreditation so that we can update our database and more efficiently service the needs of scorers.
You will then be contacted to arrange for your verification to take place. This is offered free to all ECB ACO members and if you are not an ECB ACO member then a charge of £30 will be made which will include your first year’s FREE ACO MEMBERSHIP. Details of membership benefits can be found at ,a href="http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecbaco">www.ecb.co.uk/ecbaco but include free CRB disclosure, Insurance, quarterly magazine, and a national appointment system providing opportunities to score at a higher level.
The ECB ACO is committed to providing a pathway for all officials that mirrors that for players and coaches – that is, from the Playground to the Test Arena. If, on the other hand, your ambitions do not extend beyond scoring for your local club, then you are equally valued for the contribution that you can make to this great game of ours.
This offer is only available until the end of March 2012. Further information on this initiative is available from firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the local YCB ACO North Yorkshire branch secretary, Graham Hyde or 07764 753066 or for more information see http://ycbaconorthyorkshire.wordpress.com
Monday 5 December 2011 - 2012 Fixture - ALL CLUBS
Would all clubs please ignore the 2012 fixtures that have been circulated today as there will have to be some ammendments. Revised copies will be sent out later this month.
Friday 2 December 2011 - Golden Oldies Cricket Festival in Adelaide
The next Golden Oldies Cricket Festival will be taking place in Adelaide from Sunday 25th November to Sunday 2nd December 2012: full details are available on www.goldenoldiessports.com and there is a downloadable info document, but in general terms the format will be very similar to the one that we organized here last year, with the Grand Parade of the nations and opening ceremony inside the Adelaide Oval on Sunday evening, three matches against international opposition on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the picnic day for all participants and their wives on Tuesday, a sightseeing day on Thursday and the Finale awards dinner on Saturday night. The player / partner package includes all of the above with the exception of the sightseeing programme, which is extra. Accommodation for 7 nights, food and unlimited drink at the formal festival events, and transport to and from grounds and formal events are included.
A number of people have already contacted me to say that they are keen to take part and I would like to raise one or more teams from Nidderdale and the surrounding area. We have a small pot of money left over from the last festival and will use this to subsidise the cost of the official team on and off field outfits, as a bonus to all those who come with us.
Anyone who is interested in coming should register their name with Sir Thomas on email@example.com indicating whether they are possible, probable or definite tourists. If you can think of anyone who might want to come, please let them know about the meeting: we would like to take a strong contingent from Nidderdale so the more the merrier!
Thursday 1 December 2011 - 2012 Fixtures
The 2012 League fixtures have been requested from Roger Dale and there was concern was over Bedale 2nd XI who will play in Division 9. Bedale’s 1st XI play in the North Yorkshire South Durham League and their fixtures will not be finalised for several weeks. We have organised our own fixtures without consultation with the NYSD as it was felt that we could not wait. As a result there may be some rearrangement of fixtures depending upon whether Bedale 1st XI are home or away when Bedale 2nds are due to be at home. As Division 9 will be shorter than the rest of the Divisions, it is possible that games could be rearranged on the vacant weeks (Division 9 will start on week 2 and finish on week 19).
Friday 4 November 2011 - Trophy Winners
Listed below are all the 2011 Nidderdale League prize winners. The trophies will be presented at the League Dinner on Friday 18th November, preferably to the people who have actually won the awards. Tickets are still available from Chris Newton on 01765 600325.
Division 1 OUSEBRUN
Division 2 SPOFFORTH
Division 3 RASKELF
Division 4 GALPHAY & WINKSLEY
Division 5 STAVELEY
Division 6 GODLSBOROUGH
Division 7 NORTHALLERTON WOLVES
Division 8 RIPON
Division 9 BURTON LEONARD
Evening League WATH & MELMERBY
Division 1 OLLIE UFFINDALL
Division 2 DAVID KELLY
Division 3 TOM STANFORD
Division 4 MIKE STANSFIELD
Division 5 CHARLES HUTCHINSON
Division 6 DAN MAGEE
Division 7 NEIL NEWLOVE
Division 8 BEN FOWLER
Division 9 PHIL CHATTERTON
Division 1 SAM DALE
Division 2 SIMON TAYLOR
Division 3 TONY CLARK
Division 4 CRAIG COSTELLO
Division 5 NIGEL KENYON
Division 6 DAN MAGEE
Division 7 SIMON WALKER
Division 8 ROD MACAULEY
Division 9 KENNY HORNER
Division 1 TOM SPILMAN
Division 2 CRAIG ROBSON
Division 3 JOHN CRADDOCK
Division 4 ADIE ALLAN
Division 5 FRANKIE BROWN
Division 6 TOM MACKRILL
Division 7 CHRIS ECKFORD
Division 8 JUSTIN PARK
Division 9 STEVEN HODGSON
Batting Dan Thirkell
Bowling Steven Pickersgill
Players of the Month (Batting)
April / May OLLIE UFFINDALL
June CHARLES HUTCHINSON
July DAVID KELLY
Aug/Sept AHILAN SIVAKUMARAN
Players of the Month (Bowling)
April / May CHRIS COSTELLO
June CHRIS MONKHOUSE
July DAN MAGEE
Aug/Sept COLIN WIGHT
Div 1 KILLINGHALL
Div 2 MIDDLEHAM
Div 3 MASHAM
Div 4 BIRSTWITH
Div 5 GLASSHOUSES
Div 6 SOUTH KILVINGTON
Div 7 OUSEBURN
Div 8 BURNT YATES
Div 9 LITTLE RIBSTON
Div 1 OUSEBURN
Div 2 SPOFFORTH
Div 3 MASHAM
Div 4 ALNE
Div 5 SHAROW
Div 6 HELPERBY
Div 7 ARTHINGTON
Div 8 RIPLEY (BISHOP MONKTON)
Div 9 WATH & MEMERBY
MOST IMPROVED GROUND - TBC
Monday 31 October 2011 - Adidas Teamwear
League sponsor All Rounder Cricket is offering Nidderdale Cricket Clubs the chance to wear Adidas training and playing kit for the season 2012.
All Rounder Cricket offers an extensive range of Adidas clothing with your club logo and club sponsor at very reasonable prices. Your club will have the chance to look and feel like a professional. The range they offer is very similar to what the full England cricket team are displaying at present and details can be downloaded here.
Over 25 clubs across Yorkshire have already signed up for the Adidas range of team wear due to the fact that they offer excellent customer service with some of the best kit across the world.
To get more information or to receive some samples call 01132 003676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.allroundercricket.com. If your son or daughter is interested in professional cricket coaching sessions then check out www.procricketcoachingacademy.com.
Thursday 22 September 2011 - Thirsk Cricket Club Golf Day 2011
We are inviting all N&DACL clubs and committee members to our golf day on 7th October 2011. This will be held at the picturesque Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club which is two miles north of Thirsk. ...Read More
Monday 12 September 2011 - Disciplinary Secretary
A very successful recruitment campaign has resulted in Craig Robson of Knaresborough Forest cricket club taking up the role of Disciplinary Panel Secretary and Luke Bickers being appointed to the position of Assistant Disciplinary Panel Secretary. Both Craig and Luke are keen to become further involved with the League and will both have a seat on the League Management Board. Any disciplinary matters from season 2011 should be addressed to Anton Lodge (Disciplinary Panel Chairman) with Craig and Luke taking up the reigns for the 2012 season.
Craig Robson: email@example.com
Luke Bickers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 7 September 2011 - NIDDERDALE JUNIOR LEAGUE FINALS DAY
On Sunday 4th September 10 teams took part in the Finals day hosted by Harrogate CC at St George’s Road. This was the first time that Harrogate had had the chance to show off their new facilities to the junior league and show off they did....Read More
Thursday 1 September 2011 - NIDDERDALE JUNIOR CRICKET FINALS DAY
Harrogate CC will be hosting the finals day for the Nidderdale Junior league on Sunday 4th September with the first game starting at 1015am. The full format for the day is as follows:...Read More
Monday 22 August 2011 - Nidderdale League v MCC
The annual MCC match takes place on Wednesday 31st August at Burton Leonard CC. The match starts at 11.00 am and there is a bar and refreshments running throughout the day. All are welcome.
Monday 22 August 2011 - August 27th Fixures (Week 20)
To All Clubs - All matches start at 1.30 p.m this week
Monday 22 August 2011 - The Secret Cricketer
Wednesday 17 August 2011 - Atkinson Swires Cup Final
The 2011 Atkinson Swires Cup Final takes place this Sunday (August 21st) at Masham CC, when Killinghall take on Blubberhouses. The match starts at 2.00 pm and there will be a bar and refreshments as well as ample parking for all spectators.
Wednesday 17 August 2011 - Nidderdale Cricket League Cycle Challenge
Wednesday sees the start of Simon's Taylor and Giddings (Spofforth CC) epic bicycle journey in aid of Martin House Children's Hospice and Club Refurbishment Fund, around all the Nidderdale League grounds. For more information, and to follow their progress, follow the link http://bit.ly/egG8ZT.
Friday 12 August 2011 - Registration on Players
No player my be registered after the 18th Saturday of the season (Tomorrow - August 13th) without the approval of the Management Committee or the League Secretary.
Friday 12 August 2011 - Nidderdale XI v All Rounder Pro Coach XI
On Sunday 4th September Wath & Melmerby CC are hosting a 20/20 cricket match consisting of ex County Players, current Yorkshire coaches and, fingers crossed, the current Yorkshire Captain, Andrew Gale and current Yorkshire player, Richard Pyrah, versus a team of current and past Nidderdale league players and guests at Ouseburn CC. ...Read More
Friday 12 August 2011 - Pateley Show
On Monday 19 September, the Nidderdale Show takes place in Pateley Bridge. The cricket match between a Show XI and the Craven League commences at 11 a.m. If you would like to be included in the team, please contact Ellie Jackson on 07715406794 or email@example.com before the end of August when all details can be advised. Admission and lunch are included.
Friday 12 August 2011 - Nominations wanted to carry the Olympic Flame
The Olympic Flame will be visiting our district on Tuesday 19th June 2012 and they are urgently looking for nominations for people to carry it for part of the journey. If insufficient people from the Harrogate district are put forward, people from outside will fill in the gaps – which would be a shame for all those people who would have loved to have had the honour, but weren’t nominated!...Read More
Monday 8 August 2011 - Return of Trophies
Trophies and Willis Cups shall be held until the 21st August of the following season by which date they shall be returned to the League Secretary under Rule 27 b). There will be a £25 fine for not returning trophies and cups by the due date.
Monday 8 August 2011 - Over 60s One Day International Cricket
An Over 60s One Day International Cricket 50 over match takes place at New Rover CC on Friday 19th August between England and Australia. The match starts at 1.00pm and there is a bar, food (BBQ, Fish n Chips) running through out the day.
Monday 8 August 2011 - Representative Side Club Clothing
Would all cricketers that have represented the Nidderdale League side in the last five years please check if they have any league shirts or sweaters to return the League Side Manager. Anyone in possession of these items may arrange their return to Alec Houseman by phoning 01423 780789.
Thursday 4 August 2011 - Tom Scatchard Memorial Day
On Sunday 14th August, Bishop Thornton Cricket Club are hosting a cricket match in memory of one of their lifelong members, Tom Scatchard who sadly passed away in April at the age of 96.
Play will commence at 1.30pm between Bishop Thornton and Christies XI. The Christies XI is a team put together by Tom Scatchard's grandson Marik Scatchard. There will be refreshments and BBQ from midday as well as a raffle. Everyone will be welcome and we look forward to seeing you to support what we hope will be an absolutely fantastic day.
Wednesday 3 August 2011 - Little Ribston 6-a-Side
Little Ribston will be a holding a 6 a side competition on Saturday 3rd September. Any team wishing to enter shoud contact Andrew Bishop via email.
Wednesday 3 August 2011 - The Dales
The ECB/YCB have had communication from the producers of ITV's 'The Dales' wanting to know if there are any clubs in the League that are staging a major event this year or are embarking on a large project that would be of interest to the programme makers to feature in the show.
Clubs should contact Ian Powell (01609 77195/ 07976 787965) at YCB.
Wednesday 3 August 2011 - Crakehall XI v Emmerdale XI Charity Match
This Sunday, August 7th, Crakehall Cricket Club will be holding their annual charity cricket match against the cast and crew of the television show Emmerdale. These matches have raised thousands of pounds for a variety of most worthy causes over the years. All the proceeds from this year's game will be donated to the Prostrate Cancer Fund. The Emmerdale team will be captained by Chris Chitell who plays Eric Pollard. The game is always great fun with the atmosphere of a fair. There will be a range of events. The match will begin at noon and will be held on the historic and picturesque village green, the home of Crakehall Cricket Club. It is hoped that members of other clubs in the Nidderdale league will consider coming along and supporting a very worthy cause, as well as having a great day out.
Monday 1 August 2011 - Yorkshire Post Results
The weekend results have not been published in this week's Yorkshire Post due to an email problem which was out our control which meant they did not arrive at the Yorkshire Post offices until Monday morning.
Tuesday 26 July 2011 - To All Clubs
The following decisions were taken by the Nidderdale League Management Committee on Monday 25th July 2011.
Due to the withdrawal of Dishforth Cricket Club from Division 5 the following promotion and relegation will apply for the 2011 season. Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 are unaffected.
Division 1 2 Down
Division 2 2 Up, 2 Down
Division 3 2 Up, 2 Down
Division 4 2 Up, 2 Down
Division 5 2 Up, 1 Down
Division 6 2 Up, 1 Down
Division 7 3 Up, 1 Down
Division 8 3 Up, 1 Down,
Division 9 3 Up
An application from Bedale Cricket Club has been recieved by the League to enter a 2nd XI in 2012. This application was approved by the Management Committee and this new team will enter in Division 9, thus making a division of 8 teams.
As a result of Dishforth CC withdrawing from Division 5, all points gained in fixtures against Dishforth will be removed from all clubs in Division 5. This was seen to be the fairest option as not all teams had been given the opportunity to play Dishforth at home. The Division 5 league table will be ammended and published. This decision also affects the end of season calculation of averages, both in league fixtures and cup fixtures. Any performances against Dishforth CC will not be counted in calculation of end of season averages.
Friday 22 July 2011 - Forthcoming Fixtures
Wath Cup Final
TUESDAY JULY 26TH 6.15PM
AT WATH & MELMERBY C C
HELPERBY v BLUBBERHOUSES
Peter Bentley Cup Final
THURSDAY JULY 28TH 6.15PM
AT DACRE BANKS C C
SPENNITHORNE& HARMBY v BIRSTWITH
Monday 18 July 2011 - Cancelled Matches
Rule 24 a:
A result sheet must be sent by ALL TEAMS every week whether the match was played or not, giving the names of all players selected to play.
Monday 11 July 2011 - Junior Indoor Six-a-side League
The invitations for entry into the next session of the Junior Indoor League competition have been issued via e-mail to all club secretaries or to previously named lead coaches. If your club does not have eligible juniors or you are not intending to enter, would the recipients please ensure they reply to the e-mail to help with the administration. Any queries, please contact Val Kitson on 01845 597402.
Monday 11 July 2011 - ECB ACO North Yorkshire Branch to hold their A.G.M. and present an evening with Adrian Grayson
Yorkshire Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials (YCB ACO) North Yorkshire branch are delighted to present an evening with Adrian Grayson on Friday 7th October from 7.30pm in the Tea Rooms at Ripley Castle....Read More
Monday 11 July 2011 - YCB ACO North Yorkshire Branch to Deliver a Level 1 Umpires Course
With all the international matches, domestic county competitions and national cups, you will understand why we need to encourage and maintain a steady flow of new officials to help us manage all of these and the rest of the games that are played up and down the land every week....Read More
Friday 8 July 2011 - Charlie's Day
On Sunday 24 July, Pateley Bridge Cricket Club are hosting a cricket match in memory of one of their lifelong members, Charlie Hardcastle who sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of just 50.
Play will commence at 2pm between a Leeds United XI, organised by Alan Sutton, and Chucky's Badgers XI, a team organised by Tom Hardcastle (Charlie’s son).
There will be refreshments and BBQ from midday as well as a raffle, for which fantastic prizes have already been received. All monies are in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. If you would like any further information or would be willing to donate a raffle prize or help on the day please contact Ian and Liz Eglin on 01423 712224 or 07764967827.
Everyone will be welcome and we look forward to seeing you to support what we hope will be an absolutely fantastic day.
Thursday 7 July 2011 - Tour Fixure Wanted
Birchanger CC from Essex are trying to obtain a fixture for a forthcoming tour. One of their ex-players moved up to Leeds recently and now plays for Knaresborough Forest. He has arranged a twenty over evening match against his team on Tuesday 2 August but they are looking for either a day match or another twenty over evening game on Thursday 4 August. They could also do Weds 3 August but this will clash with the final week of the Harrogate Evening League. The nearer to Leeds for the match the better but they are willing to travel up to an hour or so. They will be fairly weak as not many of their decent players are touring!
If there are any teams that can help, please contact Ross Leavers, Birchanger CC on 07801 493753.
Thursday 7 July 2011 - Player Wanted (Must be over 50)
Despite our best efforts at resuscitation, some of our number are just too far gone, and Wellington Gold is one player short for the Grey Fox Quarter Final v Fishlake in York this coming Sunday. It’s at 2.30pm at The Retreat, off Heslington Road.
If anyone out there wants to play or knows of someone who might step up for ‘The Zimmermen’ then please let our captain Steve Relf know asap. firstname.lastname@example.org 01757 248643 07939 056061
PS – players who have appeared for a Grey Fox team are ineligible, as players may only represent one team.
Thursday 7 July 2011 - Venue Change Saturday 9th July
The Division 4 match between Lofthouse and Thornton Watlass will now be played at Thornton Watlass
Thursday 7 July 2011 - Lord's Taverners U11- Sunday 10th July 2011 v Bradford at Idle CC
The following players have been selected to play against the Bradford league on Sunday 10th July at Idle CC.
Natt Cutts (Capt) (Knaresborough)
Herbie Milton (Helperby)
Charlie Papworth (Harrogate)
Ralph Hillhouse (Harrogate)
Charlie Stokes (Beckwithshaw)
Luke Haidar (Pannal)
Ethan Emsley (Beckwithshaw)
Ben Wilkinson (Harrogate)
Callum Halliday (Harrogate)
Connor Eddleston (Birstwith)
Alfie Davies-Varnier (Studley/Glasshouses)
12th Man Cal McLachlan (Birstwith)
Tuesday 5 July 2011 - Blubberhouses Duck Derby
The annual Blubberhouses CC Duck Derby take place this Sunday (10th July 2011), starting at 12.30 p.m. Tickets are £1 each and everyone is welcome to come along and support.
Tuesday 5 July 2011 - Forthcoming Fixtures
Saturday 9th July
Kirkby Malzeard 2nd v Galphay & Winksley 2nd to be played on September 3rd
Sunday 10th July 2.00 p.m
RIPLEY SHIELD at Ripley CC
Nidderdale Representative XI v Nidderdale Overseas XI
Wath Cup Semi Finals - Tuesday 12th July 6.30 pm
Helperby 2nds v Staveley
Blubberhouses 2nds v Glasshouses
Peter Bentley Cup Semi Finals - Thursday 14th July 6.30 pm
Northallerton Wolves v Spennithorne & Harmby
Knaresborough 2nds v Birstwith 3rds
Monday 4 July 2011 - Masham CC Six-a-Side
Masham Cricket Club are holding their annual Hawkes Cup Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament on Sunday 10th July starting at 10.30 am. This is sponsored by Sean McCourt of The Black Swan, Fearby. Teams taking part are Masham, Thirsk, Goldsborough, Richmond, South Kilvington and Rainton. There will be a BBQ, Bar and Cricket teas. All are welcome.
Monday 4 July 2011 - Ripon Triathlon Road Closure (Saturday 9th July)
Please be advised that due to a death in swimming section of last year’s Ripon Triathlon, this year the organisers have paid for the road to be closed from Minskip to Ripon between 12:00 and 16:00 hours on the Saturday 9th July for the Cycle section.
For anyone trying to drive to a match in the area this causes massive headaches (see Proposed Cycle Route). From what we can gather the road is closed from Minskip to Ripon in the northbound direction only but there is very litte information on the internet to confirm this or whether it is both lanes.
Thursday 30 June 2011 - Leeds Area Cricket Council Invitation Cup
The Nidderdale League XI take on the Halifax League in the Leeds Area Cricket Council Invitation Cup, this Sunday (2nd July) at Studley Royal Cricket Club starting at 2 p.m.
Wednesday 29 June 2011 - Lord Taverners U11
The following players have been selected to represent the Nidderdale league on Sunday versus Sheffield at Ripon CC. Start time 2.00pm
Herbie Milton - Helperby
Dom Tear - Knaresborough
Natt Cutts (capt) - Knaresborough
Cal McLachlan - Birstwith
Ralph Hillhouse - Harrogate
Alfie Davies-Varnier - Studley Royal/Glasshouses
Robbie Leventhal - Harrogate
Will Eardley - Beckwithshaw
Connor Eddleston (Wkt) - Birstwith
Will Hubbert - Birstwith
Tom Booth Harrogate
12th man Ethan Emsley - Beckwithshaw
Wednesday 29 June 2011 - Ingilby Shield 2011
This year’s Ingilby Shield is once again taking place at Ripley Cricket Club and will see an Overseas XI take on a Nidderdale District Representative XI. The match will commence at 2.00 pm on Sunday 10th July. It will be ideal for an afternoon of entertainment with a Barbeque, Beer Tent, ample free parking and toilets.
The Overseas XI Captain Jason Wylie said, “I believe the teams have been fairly evenly balanced over the years and with the tally at 5 to 3 in favour of the Overseas, it would be great to notch another victory up and put a bit of a cushion between the sides”.
There are clubs represented on both teams from throughout the Nidderdale League so it will be a wonderful cricketing spectacle to come along and support your club or country. The full teams will hopefully be announced in next week Advertiser.
Friday 24 June 2011 - Jack Fox
It is with great sadness that we announce the news that Jack Fox passed away on Monday 20th June. Jack was a Life Member of Goldsborough Cricket Club and an avid supporter long into retirement. A fanatical sportsman in his younger days he played for the club for several years. After he stopped playing he became a regular watcher of anything to do with cricket (and any other sport) and he watched Yorkshire 1st's or 2nd's at every opportunity. Indeed we understand that he watched Yorkshire 2nd's so regularly that the lunch ladies included him in the numbers!
He also developed a 'circuit' of Nidderdale matches on a Saturday - but always ended up spending most time at Goldsborough. His words of 'sage advice' ringing in many young cricketers ears !! Despite failing health he remained a regular until relatively recently. Jack's funeral service is on Tuesday 28th June at St Andrews Church Starbeck 2:45pm, followed by a private cremation for family only.
Friday 24 June 2011 - Week 11 (Saturday 25th June) change of Venue
On Saturday 25th June (tomorrow), Northallerton Wolves in Division 7 will play their home fixture against West Tanfield 2nds at Thornton-le-Moor.
Thursday 23 June 2011 - All Rounder Cricket Mid Season Sale
League website sponsor, All Rounder Cricket will be holding a mid season sale on Sunday 3rd July from 10 a.m to 4 p.m at their Headingley shop. There is 50% off selected items and 10% off everything else. You will also have the opportunity to meet Yorkshire's Club Captain, Andrew Gale between 10 a.m and 12 p.m. Clubs can download a flyer about the sale here.
Monday 20 June 2011 - Lord’s Taverners U11 Sunday 19th June 2011
After a massive bail out and clean up by Pete Armitage, Julian Bowden and their salvage crew the first of the U11 Lord’s Taverners games was able to go ahead on Sunday afternoon versus Upper Airedale.
On a green and obviously damp wicket Upper Airedale won the toss and elected to bat, which at the time seemed like a strange decision, but wasn’t quite as strange as they managed to amass 139 runs for the loss of only 4 wickets. It would have been a lot more had the fielding not been quite so outstanding with 2 good catches and a diving one handed attempt that had it have stuck would have deserved to win the match on its own.
The reply got off to a very positive start with the first ball of the Nidderdale innings being despatched to the boundary in no uncertain terms. Things didn’t go all Nidderdale’s way and although there were contributions from all the batsmen wickets kept falling at regular intervals and the runs dried up for a while. To the point where the last over saw a new batsman in and 14 runs needed to win. Having only needed just over 4 an over from the start the odds didn’t look good, but it has to be said that the Nidderdale batsmen rather than the opposition bowlers held their nerve better and 14 runs were duly scored the last one off the final ball of the innings. Well done to all concerned a full scorecard can be seen on the junior results site.
Many thanks to all involved from Birstwith CC without whose efforts the game would never have taken place.
Friday 17 June 2011 - To All Clubs
From Duncan Clark, Harrogate CC
I am pleased to be able to confirm that we will be able to give full changing facilities to teams and umpires from this Saturday.
Friday 17 June 2011 - To All Clubs - ECB Compliance
Following the incident of Mohammed Amir playing for a club in the Surrey League whilst suspended, the ECB have asked that the following let be forwarded to all clubs. The letter can be downloaded here.
Thursday 16 June 2011 - Play Hard, Play Fair and Stay in the Game
ECB and MCC have announced a new joint initiative – ‘Play Hard, Play Fair and Stay in the Game’ aimed at improving standards of behaviour in junior cricket.
The initiative, which is also supported by PCA, ESCA and the HMC Schools, has been devised to help educate youngsters about the challenges they may face as players or as captains and promote a wider acceptance and understanding of the ‘Spirit of Cricket.’
Drawn up in close consultation with age-group players, coaches and managers, the project invites all children participating in Under 15 cricket this summer to take part in an online quiz based around ten different cricketing scenarios and include an opportunity to win tickets to an npower Test Match.
It is accompanied by the implementation of a new code of conduct for junior cricketers which is being circulated to all junior clubs and match officials.
ECB Head of Non-First Class Cricket Paul Bedford said: “As well as learning that cricket is a fun and enjoyable sport, we want all young cricketers in whatever competitive situation they are in to understand that they have a crucial role to play in upholding the game’s historic reputation for fair play.
“There is no place for bad behaviour in cricket and this initiative is designed to help teach the next generation of players about the importance of showing respect to your opponents, match officials, coaches, scorers and spectators.”
MCC’s Head of Cricket, John Stephenson, said: “MCC is delighted to be working in partnership with the ECB to deliver this new initiative, which will help to ensure thousands of young people adopt the Spirit of Cricket principles of playing hard and fair.
“MCC Spirit of Cricket represents a central force for good in the game at all levels – from the grassroots to the Test match arena – and has been embraced by the world’s finest players. We hope this new initiative helps young cricketers to learn about the benefits of teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship, and encourages them to win and lose magnanimously.”
To view the online quiz, go to www.ecb.co.uk/playhardplayfair
Wednesday 15 June 2011 - Lord’s Taverners U11
The following players have been selected to represent the league in the first game of the U11 YJC festival to be held on Sunday 19th June at Birstwith CC. Start time 2.00pm
Natt Cutts (Capt- Knaresborough)
Herbie Milton (Helperby)
Dom Tear (Knaresborough)
Cal McLachlan (Birstwith)
Charlie Papworth (Harrogate)
Ben Wilkinson (Harrogate)
Ralph Hillhouse (Harrogate)
Callum Halliday (Harrogate)
Connor Eddleston (Birstwith)
Oliver Fryer (Birstwith)
Robbie Leventhal (Harrogate)
12th Man Alfie Davies-Varnier (Studley Royal/Glasshouses).
For most of these players this will be their first experience of representative cricket, so support from members of the league would be much appreciated. A Bar and BBQ will be available for the duration of the match.
Tuesday 14 June 2011 - To All Clubs - Notification of Results
"Reminder to all home teams. Please refer to Rule 24d Notification of Results. HOME TEAMS - I do not need ground marks for your own ground."
Monday 13 June 2011 - Neil Burtwistle Memorial Twenty-20
The Neil Burtwistle Memorial Twenty-20 Trophy takes place on Sunday 19th June at Burton Leonard CC.
Four teams are taking place comprising Pannal CC, Burton Leonard All Blacks (Under 35s), Burton Leonard Over 35s and a Burtwistle Invitational XI made up of friends and playing colleagues of Neil from outside the club.
Pannal CC and the Burton Leonard All Blacks kick off the day's entertainment at 10.30 am, with the second semi-final due to start at 1.30pm with final to follow at about 4.30pm. All times are approximate and subject to the weather. All games will be played under normal 20-20 rules with a white ball/black sightscreens & coloured clothing.
A bar, BBQ and tombola will be running during the day and all are welcome.
Sunday 12 June 2011 - Coad Cup U9 Finals
North Stainley won the first trophy of the 2011 Arrowselfdrive.com Nidderdale Junior Cricket Season on Sunday when they won the third Under 9 Pairs Knockout Coad Cup. Previous winners have been Beckwithshaw and Birstwith.
A pleasant day, where the rain held off, at Studley Royal saw 8 teams, who had qualified from previous rounds totalling 23 teams, contest from the Quarter Finals to the Final,
Over 200 supporters watched teams from Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Stainley A and B, Studley Royal A and B, Spofforth and Pateley Bridge.
The Semi Finals saw Studley Royal A (248 runs) well beaten by a strong Spofforth team (309 runs) who are in their first season with the Nidderdale League, while in the other Semi Final eventual winners North Stainley A (330 runs) were too strong for Harrogate (281 runs).
In the Final Spofforth, after scoring 309 and 287 in the previous rounds, were restricted to 255, after losing 8 wickets at a cost of 32 runs, so a confident North Stainley A went into bat and scored 329 to win by 74 runs.
North Stainley were worthy winners of the tournament and in the Final Tobias Hinds took 3 wickets during a very good fielding display by the North Stainley team. Then with the bat Lidster 36, Aston 20, Blacks 20 and O,Donnell 26 ensured a comfortable win in the Final for North Stainley at their third attempt after falling at the Quarter Final stage in the previous two years.The Man of The Match award was won by Lewis O,Donnell.
The winning North Stainley players were: Ben Lidster, Archie Wilksey, Luke Aston, Kieran Bramley, Samual Maddison, Harry Blacks, Lewis O,Donnell and Tobias Hinds.
Presenting the Trophy and Medals to the Winners and Runners Up were Dean Harrington the Under 9 and 11 Hon Secretary and the Junior League Chairman Ken Coad. Harrington thanked all the junior players for such a good day’s cricket, and commented in particular on the high standard of fielding throughout the day. The Coad Cup continues to give a Cup Competition to the younger end of Junior cricket as well as the Under 15 and Under 17 cup competitions.
The full results were:
Spofforth 287 v Pateley Bridge 248
North Stainley A 304 v Beckwithshaw 261
Studley Royal A 362 v North Stainley B 221
Harrogate 327 v Studley Royal B 217
North Stainley A 330 v Harrogate 281
Spofforth 309 v Studley Royal A 248
North Stainley A 329 v Spofforth 255
Thursday 2 June 2011 - U11 Lord’s Taverners practice session Sunday 5th June
There will be a practice session on Sunday 5th June at Birstwith CC staring at 1.00pm for all U11 Lord’s Taverners nominated players able to attend. Anyone unable to attend please contact Paul Ellis or Emma Lyons.
Tuesday 31 May 2011 - Under 9s Coad Cup Finals Day
The Finals Day of The Under 9 Coad Cup will be held on Sunday 5th 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:
North Stainley A
Helperby A or North Stainley B
Studley Royal A
Studley Royal B or Pateley Bridge B
Pateley Bridge A
Refreshments will be available all day in the Pavilion.
Friday 27 May 2011 - Leeds Area Cricket Council Cup
The first round of the Leeds Area Cricket Council Cup takes place on Sunday 29th May against the Wetherby League at Walton CC and the following team has been selected:-
Ollie Uffindall ( Ouseburn - Captain)
Chris Base ( Killinghall )
James Bryant ( Ouseburn )
Tom Clark ( Spofforth )
Sam Dale ( Ouseburn )
Dave Leather ( Dacre Banks )
Chris Morrison ( Ouseburn )
Jonathon Ross ( Spofforth )
Simon Taylor ( Spofforth )
James Townsend ( Burton Leonard )
Steve Wilkinson ( Blubberhouses )
Tuesday 24 May 2011 - Lord’s Taverners Nidderdale Junior League U11
The Following have been selected for the initial Nidderdale League squad for Lord’s Taverners at U11 for the Yorkshire Junior Cricket festival taking place in June and July.
Nat Cutts Capt (Knaresborough)
Dom Tear (Knaresborough)
Cal McLachlan (Birstwith)
Will Hubbert (Birstwith)
Alfie Davies-Varnier (Studley Royal/Glasshouses)
Connor Eddleston (Birstwith)
Callum Halliday (Harrogate)
Ralph Hillhouse (Harrogate)
Ben Wilkinson (Harrogate)
Robbie Leventhal (Harrogate)
Charlie Papworth (Harrogate)
William Eardley (Beckwithshaw)
Ethan Emsley (Beckwithshaw)
Luke Haidar (Pannal)
Herbie Milton (Helperby)
Oliver Fryer (Birstwith)
Tom Booth (Harrogate)
Charlie Stokes (Beckwithshaw)
Tuesday 24 May 2011 - To All Clubs
May I remind all clubs that a fully completed score sheet MUST included a sportsmanship mark every week and ground marks when your match was away. If this information is not on ALL result sheets then you will incur a £10 fine. Please read Rule 24 particularly e) .
Monday 23 May 2011 - Around the Grounds Cycle Challenge
To celebrate the occasion of Spofforth CC joining the Nidderdale and District Cricket League, club members Simon Taylor and Simon Giddings have decided to embark on a sponsored cycle challenge, taking in all 60 grounds currently in use in the league. Sir Thomas Ingleby will set them off from Spofforth on Wednesday 17th August, and they arrive in Middleham on Saturday 20th. Further details can be found at Spofforth CC Cycle Challenge.
Sunday 22 May 2011 - Ground Wanted
Headingley CC are looking for a ground to hire on Sunday 29th May for an afternoon friendly and ideally no more than 30 mins drive from Leeds. Please contact Nick Saunders at email@example.com or on 7766772725.
Thursday 19 May 2011 - 2011 Coad Cup
The draw for the second round of the 2011 Coad Cup (Junior Under 9s) can now be downloaded here
Thursday 19 May 2011 - Harrogate Druids CC
Would any club be interested in playing a friendly against the Harrogate Druids CC on either Sunday 24th July or Sunday 11th September. Should Tea provision be a problem, the Druids would do teas for both sides. Please contact Simon Corner on 01423 565314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 13 May 2011 - To All Clubs - Fines
When a club has incurred a fine - the invoice is sent from the League Secretary. Any queries should therefore be addressed the the League Secretary NOT the Treasurer
Monday 9 May 2011 - Rain Affected Matches
Following last Saturday's matches where the weather intervened before the matches started, all clubs need to be aware of Rule 21 a) v)
In the event of rain before play commences, the number of over's allowed per bowler shall be reduced pro rata. No such reductions shall apply should the number of over's to be bowled be reduced once play has started.
Thursday 5 May 2011 - Roller no longer for sale
Follifoot CC's Stothert & Pitt 32RD tandem roller has now been sold.
Wednesday 4 May 2011 - Lords Taverners Ripon Race Day
Due to the great success at the Golden Oldies last August, The Lords Taverners are again trying to raise money for the Lords Taverners Children’s Charity by arranging a day at Ripon Races.
Details of the Lords Taverners Racing Evening with Yorkshire Cricket’s Current and Past Stars can be downloaded here
For every 6+ tickets purchased per person, you will receive £4.00 off per ticket.
Sunday 1 May 2011 - Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, Adelaide 2012
The next festival is taking place in Adelaide, South Australia from 25th November to 1st December, 2012 and several teams and individual players have expressed an interest in participating. Last year’s festival was hugely enjoyed by everyone who took part and it will be even more fun for those attending as overseas visitors.
The GO package includes:
Hotel accommodation in Adelaide – reduced prices for the festival - see the festival brochure
Attendance at the opening ceremony, the parade of the nations through Adelaide and the welcome party afterwards, with unlimited food and drinks.
The picnic day with unlimited food and drinks
The farewell awards dinner with food and unlimited drinks.
Cricket – three friendly international matches on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Free coach transfers to all of the above
Three festival newsletters during the week
Loads of fun and laughter with some of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet on or off the cricket pitch.
Every cricketer who will be over 40 on 26.11.12 is eligible to play, and the league encourages everyone who wants to go put their names forward to the league at an early stage. We are aware that a few clubs are planning to go under their own steam, but for all those individuals who want to go, you are invited to join one of the Nidderdale League Golden Oldies teams. Players of all ages (over 40) and abilities are welcome to join us with wives / partners if applicable, and WE WILL TAKE AS MANY NIDDERDALE LEAGUE TEAMS AS WE NEED TO ENABLE ALL OUR PLAYERS TO PLAY, and will, with funding left over from last year’s festival, provide (or at least subsidise – subject to available funding!) one-off Nidderdale Adelaide Festival 2012 team apparel for everyone to wear while we are out there.
Gulliver Sports Travel, who were extremely efficient when they made all the travel arrangements for our festival, will make all the airline bookings etc for us.
Costs are as per the Adelaide leaflet: we will probably make one of the mid-range hotels our base for the week. Anyone wanting to stay on and see more of Australia afterwards is welcome to do so: shame to go all that way and not visit Sydney etc. If you are interested put your name down on the form, and we will contact you with further information.
Special Offer for Nidderdale sides
As a token of their gratitude for the exceptional hospitality provided by the league and host grounds last year, Air New Zealand have made a very special offer to any teams from our area who want to play in Adelaide: they will be entered free of charge and the registration fee of $300 will not apply. Local teams applying for the festival should endorse their entry form ‘2010 Festival Nidderdale League Team
Any queries, please contact Sir Thomas.
Tuesday 26 April 2011 - North Yorkshire Women and Girls U13 & U15 Trials
Any girls who wish to be considered for selection for North Yorkshire Girls Under 13s or Under 15s are invited to attend trails on Thursday 28th April, at Spofforth Cricket Club, HG3 1BA. Directions can be found at http://www.spofforthcc.org.uk. The teams will play district cricket matches against West; South & East Yorkshire.
The session will be held from 6pm until 7.30pm. Girls should have experience of hard ball cricket. Spofforth are opening their bar if parents wish to stay and have a drink whilst the girls are training. Please contact Jane Hildreth by email, if you wish to attend or would like more details.
Thursday 21 April 2011 - Internet Explorer 6
Several people have reported problems using the new site in Internet Explorer 6, for which support was never intended as it is now regarded by web savi people as an obsolete browser. If there is anyone still using IE6, it is advisable to upgrade your browser to a later version not only to view this site properly but also to close various security holes that are inherent in IE6. More on this subject can be read on Wikipedia.
Wednesday 20 April 2011 - First Aid Training
Emergency Aid Wednesday 27th April Bilton Cricket Club 6.30-9.30 pm
First Aid training is important for all coaches, team managers and volunteers. This basic course includes a certificate valid for 3 years and provides participants with a basic knowledge of resuscitation and first aid. This course is suitable for clubs looking to achieve clubmark status and is recognised by most NGBs as a suitable qualification to accompany the UKCC Level 1 and 2 coaching awards
Cheque payable to Harrogate Borough Council to be sent to Chris Rogers Sport and Leisure Harrogate Borough Council Scottsdale House Springfield Avenue Harrogate HG1 2HR
Terms and Conditions
Register on www.coachingnysport.co.uk/harrogate and contact Helen.email@example.com or telephone 01423 556701
Monday 18 April 2011 - Yorshire Groundsmen Association Regional Representation
Please find a document to download from Ian Powell outlining the new structure of the YCBGA which can be downloaded here.
Friday 15 April 2011 - YCB Approved List of U12 Players in Open Age Group Cricket
The YCB have today published a list of 64 Under 12 years old cricketers who are eligible (with parental consent etc) to play in Open Age Cricket under ECB Guidelines. In addition, there is an agreement between ECB and YCB that those players who played in the 2010 Under 11 District Festival (May Day Holiday YCB 6 District Festival not NOT Lords Taverners) or the 2010 YCB Under 11 county team are also eligible.
All 64 young players have been sent an individual card certifying that they are qualified to play Open Age Cricket to show to umpires etc with team cards prior to a match and a letter to hand to their club if they wish to be considered for any selection.
When the 2011 County U12A and U12B squads are finalised in several weeks time, if there are any additions ( ie those who have emerged to that standard in the last year) they will be notified to you.
We must stress under ECB Guidelines these are the only Under 12s eligible to play Open Age Cricket in Yorkshire.
The full list can be downloaded here and there is a link on the download page.
Any queries regarding this list should be directed by email to Ian Chappell and not the League Management Committee.
Friday 15 April 2011 - Northallerton Wolves - Change of Venue (Division 7)
Please be advised that Northallerton Wolves will now play all their home games at Thorp Perrow CC with the exception of their first home game which will be played at Northallerton Town Cricket Club.
Thursday 14 April 2011 - League Guidelines for Junior Players in Open Age Group Cricket
There have been a number of pre season enquiries already with regard to this subject.
The current policy of the League is set out on pages 164 & 165 of the 2011 League Handbook as supplemented by the ECB Guidelines handed out to clubs at the recent pre-season meeting. A copy of the ECB Guidelines can be found here
If there is any contradiction between what is said in the ECB Guidelines handed out at the pre season meeting and what is said in the 2011 League Handbook then the Guidelines handed out at the pre season meeting are to prevail.
Please direct any queries in respect of the eligibility of junior players to Graham Hyde 07764 753066
Monday 11 April 2011 - GSB to supply Kaloam
To all clubs currently using Kaloam on their squares, I am pleased to announce the continued supply of this product by GSB loams.
Following the demise of Munro South who went into administration earlier this year, there were concerns about availability and the prospect of having to change loams for end of season works. Fortunately, this will now not be the case.
The full story and more information can be read here
Friday 8 April 2011 - Gang Mowers
Lofthouse and Middlesmoor CC are looking for replacement gang mowers (must be the towed variety). Any contact to made in the first
instance with Dave Fothergill on 01423-755225 or mobile 07850-717634.
Thursday 7 April 2011 - Handbook Ammendments
The following ammendments to the hand book should be noted:-
2nd XI Ian Keddle 01943 462696 (H) 07939 524022 (M)
1st XI Captain Richard Smale Vice Captain Steven Light
2nd XI Stephen Wood 07828 934481 (M) with Stephen Westoby vice captain 07943 601234 (M)
Child welfare officer is Steven Wood
Cancellations Gary Collett (as groundsman)
Secretary: Claire Armer 30, St Andrews Meadow, Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3SW 01765 650310 E-mail: Marmer964@aol.com
Treasurer: Dave Tudbury 07771 793555 (M)
1st XI Captain Mike Armer 01765 650310 (H) 07792 030723 (M) E-mail: Marmer964@aol.com
3rd XI captain Andrew King 07584 481101 (M)
Secretary: Peter Bagnall firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 5 April 2011 - Junior Indoor League
The finalists of the Junior Indoor League to be played on Saturday 9th April at Pateley Bridge Leisure Centre are as follows:
1 pm. Under 9 North Stainley A v Harrogate
2 pm. Under 11 Studley Royal A v Harrogate A
3 pm. Under 13 Knaresborough v Harrogate A
4 pm. Under 15 Harrogate A v Beckwithshaw
5 pm. Under 17 Pannal v Knaresborough
Lost property from the season may not be missed until required outdoor. I have several items:
All from Boroughbridge
1 long sleeve sweater, plain white, small.
1 sleeveless sweater, blue and black V, small.
1 pair GM batsman gloves - orange/black
1 Slazenger, right hand batsman glove - white/red. Large size.
1 Kookaburra, left hand batsman glove - green/black. youths.
i pair of glove liners.
From Pateley Bridge
1 Slazenger left hand batsman glove - red/black.
Please contact me if you can lay claim to any, Val Kitson.
Monday 4 April 2011 - April 2011 - Anyone for Cricket?
Due to a last minute cancellation, Spofforth CC 1st XI seek opposition for a pre-season friendly to be held at Spofforth, Saturday 9th April. Would any team interested in fulfilling the fixture please contact Simon Taylor, Chairman of Cricket, on 07814 133688
Monday 4 April 2011 - Golden Oldies News
Please find a link below to the latest Golden Oldies Newsletter.
Latest Golden Oldies Newsletter
Monday 4 April 2011 - MCC October 2010 Law Changes
Further to Friday's presentation at the Captains' Meeeting. Here is a link to an MCC presentation about the changes.
MCC Law changes explained by John Stephenson
Monday 28 March 2011 - Pre-season Meeting
The Pre-season Meeting takes place on Friday April 1st at Ripley Town Hall
starting at 7.30pm. Handbooks and cricket balls will be available for collection by ALL Clubs. It is also important that clubs ensure their captains make every effory to attend this meeting.
Sunday 27 March 2011 - Atco Commodore 20" For Sale
ATCO 20" Commodore for sale: in good working order, serviced and ready to go. £250o.n.o.
Derek Chapman 01765 689250
Thursday 10 March 2011 - To All Clubs (Division 6)
Bilton Gas Sports have withdrawn from the league with immediate effect therefore you now have two FREE weeks this season.
Monday 7 March 2011 - Recreational Overseas Players (ROPs)
All Recreational Overseas Players (ROPs) and Clubs are reminded that they must complete the following form for the 2011 season even if the player has played in the league for many years or just the odd game.
The form can be downloaded here.
Wednesday 2 March 2011 - 2011 Umpires Rota
The rota for the 2011 season is now available on-line. It can be viewed by following this link. Saturday fixtures up to and including week 8 (Saturday 4th June) are available. The full allocation of umpires for the Atkinson Swires Senior Knockout is listed, including the final. First round of the Barrett Cup, Wath Cup and Peter Bentley Cup are also available.
Any problems, please let me know sooner rather than later.
Nidderdale League Umpires' Secretary
Monday 28 February 2011 - Nidderdale Golden Oldies Team for Adelaide, 25th November to 2nd December, 2012
Who would like to play in a Nidderdale League Golden oldies team in sunny Adelaide next year? Any player who will be over 40 on 26th November 2012 is eligible to play.
The team’s entry fee of $300 has already been paid.
Festival packages include the grand parade and welcome party afterwards, free entry to the Sir Donald Bradman museum, 3 days of cricket inc. lunches, attendance at the picnic day inc lunch, wine and beer, air conditioned coach transfers to and from games and events,, attendance at the finale awards dinner inc 3 course meal, beer and wine, the festival souvenir and 7 nights of accommodation. The package price is from Aus $1895-2345 per person, depending on which team hotel or apartments we choose. Wives and partners are welcome. Flights are extra but we will get good prices via Gulliver Sports Travel, who organized all the travel for the festival last year.
Adelaide is a lovely city very close to some of Australia’s best vineyards and beaches – accessible by tram from the city centre. It also has some very good restaurants and shopping.
The game plan for the week is:
Sunday 25th: arrival, opening ceremony, parade of the nations and welcome party
Monday 26th, Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th: matches against international opposition
Tuesday 27th Mid-week picnic day
Thursday 29th: Day at leisure with optional sightseeing tours
Saturday 1st: Grand Finale Dinner and Air New Zealand Awards
Sunday 2nd: departure – stay a little longer in Australia and see this amazing country.
Come and fly the Nidderdale flag in Australia and renew acquaintances with some of the fantastic people who came to Nidderdale last year. Interested? Download the brochure and email email@example.com.
Monday 28 February 2011 - Stay in the game, stay in the spotlight
Many of us in the region will be looking forward to the warmer, summer days when we can once again enjoy that quintesessional English game of cricket. Many will not know much about the dedicated individuals who volunteer to give up their Saturday afternoons to give something back to the game that they love. Cricket umpires and scorers often go un-noticed but perform a valuable service to the game. You can't have a game of cricket without a scorer! Even if you just wish to umpire at your son or daughter's school or score for your local village team, you are as vital to the game and as any first class or county official.
With all the international matches, domestic county competitions and national cups, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO) has the task of encouraging and maintaining a steady flow of new officials to help manage all of these and the rest of the games that are played up and down the land every week. The ECB ACO aims to enhance your feeling of belonging by safeguarding your security by including comprehensive insurance as part of your joining fee.
Creation of a local (North Yorkshire) branch of the ECB ACO will be discussed at the forthcoming meeting, details below and the election of officials will take place. Thriving branches are already in operation in, amongst other areas, York, Leeds and Bradford so if you wish to be part of the management of this branch please come along to the meeting and get involved.
Some important rule changes have been made by the MCC and local umpire Guy Smalley will be running through the Changes. All local umpires and scorers are encouraged to attend.
Date: Friday 11th March
Location: Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, HG3 3AY
Time: 7.00pm Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League Umpires Association (NADACLUA) AGM
Time: 7.30pm Formation of North Yorkshire ECB ACO branch and update of MCC Laws
For more information, please contact Graham Hyde 07764 753066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 28 February 2011 - New League Sponsor - All Rounder Cricket
The Nidderdale Cricket League is proud to announce another new sponsor and the opening of a brand new cricket store All Rounder Cricket. The store will be opening at 9am on Saturday 12th March 2011 and will stock all leading brands, as well as England and Yorkshire apparel. You will find the store adjacent to the Headingley Indoor Cricket School. It will be the largest cricket retailer in Leeds and Bradford.
The launch date of Saturday 12th March will see Yorkshire 1st team players signing autographs in the store and providing expert advice on selecting cricket equipment. There will also be prize giveaways and a chance to win one to one coaching sessions with Yorkshire 1st team captain, Andrew Gale.
As Nidderdale League members we are offering you the first chance to visit our new ‘Bat Cave’ and be one of the first customers through the doors to view our extensive range of exciting offers. There will be discounts for Nidderdale League members announced closer to the opening dates.
The website will be launched on Saturday the 12th of March; you can view this by logging on to www.allroundercricket.com . Alternatively you can email now for information to email@example.com. There is also a brochure to download
Wednesday 23 February 2011 - Sightscreens For Sale ** SOLD **
** SOLD **
Glasshouses CC have a pair of heavy duty sight screens currently surplus to requirements. Heavy bolted metal base with wheels and strong wooden slats reaching over 3 metres high. Only 3 or 4 years old. Interested parties should contact club secretary Andy Wilson to discuss offers, on 01423 712114 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 14 February 2011 - Courses for Scorers
To All Clubs
ONE SESSION SCORERS COURSE DATES 2011
Course Leader : Roger Schofield (he ran the very successful course in 2009)
Course Location: Killinghall CC
Course Dates : Saturday March 26th (3.30-5.00pm), Saturday April 2nd (4.30-6.00pm), Saturday April 9th (3.30-5.00pm).
Course Fee: £5
Would any interested parties, please contact Tricia Heard with names and contact numbers of those who wish to attend by no later than March 12th.
Tuesday 8 February 2011 - Follow Us On Twitter
The League has recently signed up with the social networking site Twitter as an additional method of communicating information. If you wish to follow us we can be found at http://twitter.com/nadacl_cricket or @nadacl_cricket
Wednesday 2 February 2011 - Annual Cricket Show
Monkhouse Sports are holding their Annual Cricket show in Harrogate at their premises on Oxford Street on 24th February 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
This is a great chance for everyone to get their kit for the new season, with 20% off new 2011 stock, and up to 75% on other lines, with a representation of all major cricket brands, exclusive supplier of the Peak Sports brand and expert advice available.
Also the following deals are available throughout the 2011 season
* Clubs receive 20% discount on club purchases
* Members receive 10% discount on personal purchases
* Full team kit and embroidery service available
* Trophies and engraving service available
Wednesday 26 January 2011 - Umpire Training - 2011
Due to a change in the way umpires training is organised and run, we are unable to offer any local courses this winter. The alternative option is to attend a course which has already been arranged by the ECB ACO. The nearest one is at Woodhouse Cricket Club in Leeds. This is a Level 1 course and begins on February 17th at 7.15pm For further information please contact Eddie Thirlwell on email@example.com or 0113 295 9381 by 27th January to book a place.
We welcome any new umpires to the League. For more information please contact the League Umpires' Secretary, Graham Hyde on 07764 753066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 4 January 2011 - AGM Rule Change Amendment
Please note, there has been an amendment to Rule Change#10, so that it now reads:-
RCP – 10 Rule 36. Umpires.
ii) Their expenses shall be £28 each inclusive of travelling expenses except when only one umpire is present when the fee shall be increased to £40, which shall be shared by both teams. The above expenses apply to matches played on Saturdays and/or Sundays.
g) all umpires (whether appointed by the League or a club or acting
voluntarily) must follow the England and Wales Cricket Board One Game - Code of Conduct and The Spirit of Cricket. Where a breach of either the Code or Spirit is alleged against an umpire that umpire must be informed, before he leaves the ground, of the alleged breach and that a complaint may be made against him if no resolution is reached. Any alleged breach of the Code or Spirit by an umpire shall be notified in writing (a complaint) to the Disciplinary Panel Secretary within 7 days.
Upon receipt of a complaint the Chairman of the Panel shall consider the complaint and resolve either i) to take no action save to record the complaint, or ii) to refer the matter for a Disciplinary Hearing under Rule 29.8. For the purposes of Rule 29.8, 29.9 and 29.10 (Disciplinary Hearing, Penalties and Appeals) "a player" includes an umpire.
Sunday 2 January 2011 - Notice of NADACL 2011 Annual General Meeting
To The President, Life Members, Patrons, Management Committee Members and all Club Secretaries,
The Annual General Meeting of the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket league will be held at Ripley Town Hall on Monday January 10th 2011 at 7.30pm.
Each club may send 2 (two) representatives (one should be the secretary) but only 1 (one) vote per club.
Rule 12 states “any club failing to send at least one Delegate to an AGM shall be liable to a fine of £25 subject to the discretion of the Management Committee."
Life Members, Officials and members of the Management Committee may also vote. Coloured voting cards will be issued at the meeting.
For your information, the following documents are available and should be considered before the meeting.
2011 AGM Agenda
2011 Proposed Rule Changes
2010 AGM Minutes
Saturday 1 January 2011 - 2011 AGM
The 2011 AGM takes place on Monday January 10th 2011 at Ripley Town Hall 7.30pm. The AGM Agenda will be sent to all clubs before DECEMBER 20TH. The 2011 League Fixtures are on the website and the Cup Fixtures will be published when the dates have been confirmed.