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YCB Coaching / Grounds Seminar News

30th Dec 2011
Ian Powell at the Yorkshire Cricket Board has sent some useful information with regards to Coaching courses which are coming up in the new year.

Firstly, a pair of courses are taking place for those wishing to take their first steps into cricket coaching. Both courses are taking place at St Josephs School in York over February and March 2012 with the closing date for applications on Friday 10th February.

Also taking place soon is the YCB's Grounds Assocation Seminar at Cleckheaton Cricket Club on 1st April 2012 (10am start). Here you can discuss your clubs cricket pitch, chat all about scarifying and chew the fat about renovating your wicket. Email yorkshirega@btconnect.com  to book your place at the seminar.

Click on one of the images below for further details on both the YCB's cricket coaching courses and Grounds Assocation Seminar:

 UKCC_Level1 UKCC_Level2 YCB_seminar


For further information, contact Ian Powell at ian.powell5@btconnect.com or you can call him on 01609 777195 (office), 07976 787965 (mobile).

Click here to go direct to the Yorkshire Cricket Board website.



Opening League Fixtures

28th Dec 2011
The league fixtures are close to be announced fully (We'll have the full fixtures posted this week) and naturally the opening round of fixtures have thrown up some interesting matches.

Arguably the game of the day pits 2012 champions Honley against a side who was just pipped to the post in Kirkburton. 'Archie' Moore takes his Honley side over to Riley Lane on Saturday 21st of April where Kirkburton skipper Matthew Wood will certainly be looking for a point to prove after strengthening over the winter.

Elsewhere, the Frank Platt Championship winners Clayton West entertain Shelley and fellow promotees Hall Bower make their Premiership return after a wait of five years with a tough match at home to Delph & Dobcross.

There's a rematch of the 2011 Sykes Cup final in store too, as winners Shepley make the short journey to Skelmanthorpe and title contenders Hoylandswaine will certainly be tested with a visit from an equally fancied Scholes outfit.

In the Championship two sides relegated in 2011 meet each other: Barkisland play host to Broad Oak. The Conference champions Armitage Bridge start their campaign off at home to Lepton Highlanders and their runners up Thongsbridge are at home to Emley Clarence. The newest club to the Huddersfield League, Cumberworth United make their debut at home to Paddock who were relegated from last seasons Championship.

For second teams, the standout opening fixture sees Premiership champions Kirkburton entertain Paddock Shield winners Scholes.

The full fixtures for Saturday 21st April are as follows (all games 1.30pm start):

Drakes Premiership
Drakes Premiership 2
Clayton West v Shelley
Broad Oak v Barkisland
Elland  v Marsden
Golcar  v Hoylandswaine
Hall Bower v Delph & Dobcross
Honley  v Slaithwaite
Hoylandswaine v Scholes
Marsden  v Elland
Kirkburton  v Honley
Meltham v Armitage Bridge
Skelmanthorpe v Shepley
Scholes v Kirkburton
Slaithwaite v Golcar
Shepley v Skelmanthorpe



Frank Platt Championship
Frank Platt Championship 2
Armitage Bridge v Lepton Highlanders
Cawthorne v Hall Bower
Barkisland v Broad Oak
Delph & Dobcross v Holmfirth
Holmfirth v Meltham
Emley Clarence v Thongsbridge
Thongsbridge  v Emley Clarence
Lascelles Hall v Clayton West



Cedar Court Conference
Cedar Court Conference 2
Almondbury v Cawthorne
Lepton Highlanders v Cumberworth Utd.
Cumberworth Utd. v Paddock
Paddock v Linthwaite
Kirkheaton v Rastrick
Rastrick v Kirkheaton
Linthwaite v Lascelles Hall
Shelley v Almondbury



The full 2011 fixtures will be posted soon.


 

Amendment to Championship Wicketkeeper Prize

22nd Dec 2011
Following a further examination of scorebooks, it has been found that the Championship (1st X1) Wicketkeeping Prize should be given to Stuart Rank of Clayton West. The previously notified winner, Luke Kenworthy of Meltham, will, however, also be given a Championship Wicketkeeping Award.





Oddfellows Cup / Earnshaw Cup 1st Round Draw

7th Dec 2011
The draw was also made tonight for the 2012 Oddfellows Cup (Championship and Conference 1st Teams) and Earnshaw Cup (Championship and Conference 2nd Teams) 1st round  :

Oddfellows Cup 1st Round Earnshaw Cup 1st Round
Rastrick v Emley Clarence
Hall Bower v Lascelles Hall
Broad Oak v Paddock
Thongsbridge v Delph & Dobcross
Cumberworth Utd v Thongsbridge
Holmfirth v Rastrick
Linthwaite v Armitage Bridge
Lepton Highlanders v Kirkheaton
Meltham v Barkisland
Emley Clarence v Linthwaite
Lascelles Hall v Lepton High.
Clayton West v Shelley
Cawthorne v Holmfirth Paddock v Cawthorne
Kirkheato v Almondbury
Almondbury v Cumberworth United





Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield 1st Round Draw

7th Dec 2011
The draw for the 2012 Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield 1st round was made tonight and as usual some very intriguing match ups were drawn out.

Cup holders Shepley will start their campaign with a tricky journey to recently relegated Barkisland. Elsewhere Premiership winners Honley will entertain the side who's won most Sykes Cups than anyone; Elland.

The wildcard entries this season, Azaad and Almondbury Wesleyans have matches with Hall Bower and Holmfirth respectively as they look to put one over league outfits. Elsewhere 2009 champions, Golcar host last seasons runner-up Skelmanthorpe. Another all-Premiership tie will see two sides who have certainly strenthened this winter lock horns; Shelley and Scholes. The full draw for both competitions are as follows:

Sykes Cup 1st Round Paddock Shield 1st Round
Cumberworth United v Cawthorne Clayton West v Shelley
Kirkheaton v Hoylandswaine Broad Oak v Azaad
Emley Clarence v Lascelles Hall Hoylandswaine v Emley Clarence
Paddock v Broad Oak Meltham v Kirkheaton
Honley v Elland Lascelles Hall v Honley
Almondbury Wesl. v Holmfirth Lepton Highlanders v Cumberworth
Shelley v Scholes Holmfirth v Golcar
Marsden v Meltham Skelmanthorpe v Paddock
Slaithwaite v Almondbury Rastrick v Linthwaite
Delph & Dobcross v Thongsbridge Hall Bower v Delph & Dobcross
Armitage Bridge v Lepton Highl. Cawthorne v Barkisland
Azaad v Hall Bower Elland v Armitage Bridge
Linthwaite v Rastrick Almondbury v Marsden
Golcar v Skelmanthorpe Thongsbridge v Almondby Wesl.
Barkisland v Shepley Shepley v Kirkburton
Kirkburton v Clayton West Scholes v Slaithwaite



AGM Wednesday 7th December 2011

4th Dec 2011
The League's Annual General Meeting will take place this coming Wednesday at Almondbury CC. This will be the last meeting chaired by Roger France, after 22 years in the post of Chairman. Trevor Atkinson will be formally installed as the new Chairman.
The draw for the 1st Round of both the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield will take place during the AGM. The draw will be posted on this site on Wednesday evening




West Yorkshire Cricket Anthology

Anthology01_175px18th Nov 2011
We're well into November and the 2012 season is still quite far away, so here's a recommendation about a superb book should you be missing your local cricket 'fix' through the winter.

'It's Not Lords' is a superbly-written anthology containing lots of excellent local anecdotes, stories and articles on local cricket, penned by local historians and former Huddersfield University students. With a foreward by Gideon Haigh, this fine companion piece is priced just £7.50 plus a small fee for postage and packaging. It would make a fine gift or stocking filler for someone this Christmas, or you could buy it just for yourself!

For those wanting a copy, contact Dave Walker from Shallily Books on 01484 683196 or via post at Shallily Books, The Pavilion, 30 Victoria Springs, Holmfirth, HD9 2NB. Dave can also be emailed at shalliley@btinternet.com.

Click here for a press release in PDF format.
Click here for an article and a short interview with David with the Huddersfield Examiner.




Further 2011 Prizewinners Decided

3rd Nov 2011
The following further prize winners for the 2011 season were decided at last nights Council Meeting:

Reg Haigh Trophy  (Young player of the year)-   Arron Lilley     Delph and Dobcross
Johnny Hunter Rose Bowl  1st X1    (Match winning performance)-  Chris Kilner     Marsden
Johnny Hunter Rose Bowl   2nd X1  (Match winning performance)-   Ian Whiteley    Holmfirth
Non EU Player of the Year            Paul Davis      Skelmanthorpe




New League Chairman Announced

2nd Nov 2011
Following the counting of the votes, submitted by the clubs for the post of league chairman, at tonights Executive Meeting, it was announced that Trevor Atkinson had emerged with a clear majority over the other nominees Paul Whiteley and Ron Tindall. He moves from his current position of Executive Secretary and Treasurer and will chair the Council Meeting to be held in December.




Season 2011 League Prize Winners

6th October 2011
The prize winners for the 2011 season were announced at last nights Council Meeting. The respective winners, which are based on league action only, are as follows:


1st XI











BATTING Inns Not Out H. Score Runs Average
Premiership - Steven Whitwam (Golcar) 18 3 165* 1135 75.66
Championship - Mark Firth (Clayton West) 16 6 94* 603 60.30
Conference - Ben Raven-Hill (Thongsbridge) 20 3 111 814 47.88






BOWLING Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Premiership - Steven Whitwam (Golcar) 236.4 44 822 50 16.44
Championship - Javed Iqbal jnr (Holmfirth) 241.4 63 759 62 12.24
Conference - Carl Jump (Armitage Bridge) 179.2 41 548 46 11.91






FIELDING Catches



Premiership - Tim Rees (Shepley) 19



Championship - Stephen Brown (Lepton H.) 13



Conference - Andrew Gledhill (Armitage Br.) 16









WICKETKEEPING Catches
Stumpings
Total
Premiership - Josh Clarkson (Skelmanthorpe) 30
6
36
Championship - Luke Kenworthy (Meltham) 25
10
35
Conference - Tom Kemp (Thongsbridge) 22
8
30







2ND XI











BATTING Inns Not Out H. Score Runs Average
Premiership - Ashley Pamment (Scholes) 13 5 104* 623 77.87
Championship - Daniel Hoyle (Hoy'swaine) 13 3 160* 724 72.40
Conference - Arron Pratt (Cawthorne) 14 2 192 673 56.08






BOWLING Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Premiership - Daniel Rushworth (Broad Oak) 137.5 36 423 31 13.46
Championship - Ian Whiteley (Holmfirth) 159.4 45 477 48 9.93
Conference - Moin Hussain (Paddock) 133 21 466 34 13.7






FIELDING Catches



Premiership - Richard Burgin (Meltham) 13



Championship - Chris Woodhead (Honley) 15



Conference - Fida Hussain (Almondbury) 11









WICKETKEEPING Catches
Stumpings
Total
Premiership - Ben Speak (Elland) 22
9
31
Championship - Joe McNamara (Honley)
                        M. Battye-Wood (Holmfirth)
11
18

9
2

20
20
Conference - Terry Lyons (Lepton H.) 23
6
29

 



HCCA New Website

5th October 2011
A new website has been launched by the Huddersfield Cricket Coaches Association who
provide Cricket Coach education through ECB approved training courses, that help to develop and support qualified coaches throughout the Huddersfield area.

If you're interested in getting into cricket coaching, you can find lots of information at their website by visiting http://www.huddersfieldcricketcoaches.co.uk.

Anyone wishing some further information can contact Course Organiser Dave Robinson on 07941 417932.

 



Pennine Cricket Society

5th October 2011
Coming soon at Golcar Cricket Club, the Inaugural Meeting of the Pennine Cricket Society. Anyone is welcome to the following even which looks superb:

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Date: Thursday 27th October
Time: 7pm
Venue: Golcar Cricket Club, Swallow Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield.
Entry: £2.00

Allan Stuttard, "A Yorkshireman in the Lancashire League - and the Weekes Final"

An entertaining speech by Yorkshireman Allan Stuttard, covering his time playing "away over the hill" in the Lancashire League and the famous "Weekes Final", one of the most amazing comebacks in the history of amateur cricket. This is followed by a chance to chat and reminisce as well as including a "cricket tea" supper. £2 entry. All newcomers and cricket enthusiasts welcome.

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For those seeking out more information about the Pennine Cricket Society here's more about it courtesy of Yorkshire CCC:

A new cricket society has been founded in Huddersfield. The Pennine Cricket Society will cater for cricket enthusiasts of all types - and will meet at Swallow Lane, home of Golcar Cricket Club. It will hold monthly meetings outside the cricket season - from October to March.

"This is a very exciting development," said main organiser Dr Peter Davies. "The aim is to put on some attractive speakers and get people talking about cricket."

The society's first meeting is scheduled for Thursday 27 October - and it will then meet monthly until the start of the 2012 cricket season.

Speakers are to include acclaimed after-dinner speaker Alan Stuttard, Central Lancashire League aficionado Dave Cooper, Hanif Mayet and Farid Karolia from Batley club Mount CC, Todmorden authors Brian, Malcolm and Freda Heywood, Illingworth CC historian Andrew Smith, and cricket website designer Lee Booth.

Meetings will take place at Golcar between 7pm and 8pm and there will also be refreshments and supper at each meeting.

"It's all very exciting," said Dr Davies. "We have some knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers planned and, with the food and company on offer, we can promise some enjoyable nights."



 

Submitting League Averages News

13th September 2011
An important message from the Match secretary as follows:

It has been decided that the match secretary will process the League Prize Winners from the details she has received on the weekly result sheets. There is thus no requirement for clubs to submit League only details. The Averages that are shown in the Yearly Handbook which are for League and Cup (Sykes Cup/Paddock Shield) matches are to be sent in by the clubs. Blank Average sheets for both 1st and 2nd XI averages are now available to download on the Downloadable Forms page in both PDF and spreadsheet formats. The forms for each clubs 1st and 2nd XIs must be returned to the Match Secretary by Saturday 24th September 2011 otherwise the club will be subject to a £50 fine (according to Rule L7 h)

Downloads

Click below to download the relevant form:

1st XI (PDF) Download
1st XI (spreadsheet) Download
2nd XI (PDF) Download
2nd XI (spreadsheet) Download


Sending Your Completed Forms

You may send your completed forms to the Match Secretary by any of the following methods:

By email: matchsecretary@live.com


By fax: 01484 651646


By post: Yvonne Collins
137 Swallow Lane
Golcar
HD7 9HX




Honley Are League Champions

11th September 2011
Honley secured their sixth Byrom Shield championship in seven years yesterday with a hard-earned victory at Slaithwaite in one of the most thrilling final days of a season for a few years. Delph & Dobcross, third before the start of play ensured Honley had to win at Hill Top by taking maximum points at home to Broad Oak, relegating the Linthwaite-based club after three seasons in the top flight. Byrom Shield contenders Kirkburton fell at the final hurdle, although it was academic in the end, by losing at home to Scholes who finished the season with a flourish. There was also high drama at the foot of the table with Marsden, who faced a stern test at Heavy Woollen and Sykes Cup winners Shepley. In a match that went all the distance, Marsden edged home securing five vital points to pull them out of the relegation zone, although Shepley secured a point to give them a treble adding the Hopkinson trophy to their seasons haul. Broad Oak will possibly rue their one run defeat at Scholes the week before as they ended the season level on points with Slaithwaite, but below them by virtue of less six point victories.

In the Frank Platt Championship there was also an exciting conclusion to the season as Meltham, who were second at the start of play, missed out on promotion falling to a 3 run defeat at Emley Clarence. This allowed Hall Bower to leapfrog Meltham with a win at already-relegated Paddock into the all-important 2nd place and promotion to the Premiership joining champions Clayton West who fell to defeat at Holmfirth. This win for Holmfirth secured them safety rendering Almondbury's emphatic victory over Lepton Highlanders in vain as they failed to avoid relegation.




Submitting League Averages News

13th September 2011
An important message from the Match secretary as follows:

It has been decided that the match secretary will process the League Prize Winners from the details she has received on the weekly result sheets. There is thus no requirement for clubs to submit League only details. The Averages that are shown in the Yearly Handbook which are for League and Cup (Sykes Cup/Paddock Shield) matches are to be sent in by the clubs. Blank Average sheets for both 1st and 2nd XI averages are now available to download on the Downloadable Forms page in both PDF and spreadsheet formats. The forms for each clubs 1st and 2nd XIs must be returned to the Match Secretary by Saturday 24th September 2011 otherwise the club will be subject to a £50 fine (according to Rule L7 h)

Downloads

Click below to download the relevent form:

1st XI (PDF) Download
1st XI (spreadsheet) Download
2nd XI (PDF) Download
2nd XI (spreadsheet) Download


Sending Your Completed Forms

You may send your completed forms to the Match Secretary by any of the following methods:

By email: matchsecretary@live.com


By fax: 01484 651646


By post: Yvonne Collins
137 Swallow Lane
Golcar
HD7 9HX




Honley Are League Champions

11th September 2011
Honley secured their sixth Byrom Shield championship in seven years yesterday with a hard-earned victory at Slaithwaite in one of the most thrilling final days of a season for a few years. Delph & Dobcross, third before the start of play ensured Honley had to win at Hill Top by taking maximum points at home to Broad Oak, relegating the Linthwaite-based club after three seasons in the top flight. Byrom Shield contenders Kirkburton fell at the final hurdle, although it was academic in the end, by losing at home to Scholes who finished the season with a flourish. There was also high drama at the foot of the table with Marsden, who faced a stern test at Heavy Woollen and Sykes Cup winners Shepley. In a match that went all the distance, Marsden edged home securing five vital points to pull them out of the relegation zone, although Shepley secured a point to give them a treble adding the Hopkinson trophy to their seasons haul. Broad Oak will possibly rue their one run defeat at Scholes the week before as they ended the season level on points with Slaithwaite, but below them by virtue of less six point victories.

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Honley CC with the Byrom Shield (Photo Courtesy of Slaithwaite CC - www.twitter.com/slaithwaitecc)

In the Frank Platt Championship there was also an exciting conclusion to the season as Meltham, who were second at the start of play, missed out on promotion falling to a 3 run defeat at Emley Clarence. This allowed Hall Bower to leapfrog Meltham with a win at already-relegated Paddock into the all-important 2nd place and promotion to the Premiership joining champions Clayton West who fell to defeat at Holmfirth. This win for Holmfirth secured them safety rendering Almondbury's emphatic victory over Lepton Highlanders in vain as they failed to avoid relegation.



Headingley CC Looking For A Friendly

7th September 2011
Nick Saunders, the secretary of Headingley Cricket Club has enquired about playing an away friendly fixture with any available Huddersfield League club's 2nd XI.
Nick has kindly asked if anyone interested could email him on uknsaunders@gmail.com.



Hall Bower Win the Earnshaw Cup

5th September
Hall Bower 2nd X1 beat Linthwaite 2nd X1 on Sunday (4th September) to take the Earnshaw Cup.

Scores:
Hall Bower 249-7 (J Greenway 73, D Moss 63, S Hellawell 56)
Linthwaite 150 (L Renwick 36; M Beaumont 3-38, J Hunter 3-36).




Clayton West Win the Oddfellows Cup

29th August 2011
Clayton West beat Thongsbridge on Sunday (28 August) to take the Oddfellows Cup.
Clayton West 165 for 9 (T Barber, 75no, Gibson 29, Iqbal 3 for 13)
Thongsbridge 138 all out (Wagstaff 47, T Raven-Hill 31, Del Prete 3 for 38, T Barber 3 for 15)




Shepley win the Sykes Cup

21th August 2011
Shepley beat Skelmanthorpe today (Sunday) at a sunny Elland CC to add the Sykes Cup to the Heavy Woollen Cup they recently won. It was not all plain sailing, however, as, after winning the toss and batting, Shepley found scoring not easy. At 99 for 8 after 38 overs Skelmanthorpe must have thought they were going to retain the cup. However, Danny and Craig Glover managed to take the total up to 145 before they were both dismissed in the last over. Danny made 45 and Craig 12 to post a competetive target in what turned out to be a low scoring final. Skelmanthorpe's innings never got going and they were blown away by Craig Glover, who finished with figures of 8 for 26 off12.5 overs. Skelmanthorpe were all out for just 53 off 26 overs.
Unsurprisingly, man of the match adjudicator Craig Macreadie, chairman of Broad Oak CC, named Craig Glover as his man of the match.



Scoles win the Paddock Shield

16th August 2011
Scholes beat Slaithwaite last Sunday (14 August) to lift the Paddock Shield. Batting first Scholes scored 286 for 7 with Adam Steers hitting 107, Lewis Sykes 58 and Chris Lawson 42. H Garside took 5 for 32 for Slaithwaite.
In reply Slaithwaite were dismissed for 166, Jack Bryson top scoring with 53. Chris Lawson took 3 for 30.

Adam Steers was named Man Of The Match




White Rose Trophy Final Victory

15th August 2011
The Drakes Huddersfield League won the White Rose Trophy yesterday (Sun 14 August) with a 54 run victory over the North Yorkshire & South Durham League at Honley CC. Huddersfield League batted first and posted a total of 225 for 8. The innings was built around a superb knock of 130 not out by wicketkeeper Chris Gill (Broad Oak). His innings took 142 balls and contained  17 4's and a six. The next highest scorer was Liam Wiles (Shepley) with 32.
The North Yorkshire & South Durham League were dismissed for 171 off 45.4 overs with skipper Arron Lilley (Delph & Dobcross) taking 3 for 19 off 10 overs and Sam Scott (Shelley) 3 for 26 off his 10 overs.
Not surprisingly Chris Gill was named Man Of The Match for his 130 not out, which followed his unbeaten 143 in the semi final.





White Rose Trophy Final this Sunday at Honley
Team News

10th August 2011
The final of the White Rose Trophy between the Drakes Huddersfield League and the North Yorkshire & South Durham League is be played this Sunday (14 August) at Honley CC with a 1.30pm start. Team Manager Norman Clee has named the following team:

Arron Lilley(c) Delph & Dobcross
Chris Gill (wkpr) Broad Oak
Jonathan Butterfield Kirkburton
Liam Wiles Shepley
Sam Scott Shelley
Jack Hargreaves Broad Oak
Zahid Ahmed Paddock
Tom Brook Scholes
Ben Potter Hoylandswaine
Stephen Brown Lepton Highlanders
Danny Clee Marsden
 
12th Man Oliver Davidson Kirkburton




Earnshaw Cup Final Re-arranged

10th August 2011
The Earnshaw Cup for 2nd teams between Hall Bower and Linthwaite has been re-arranged for Sunday September 4th, commencing at 12 00




White Rose Trophy Final this Sunday at Honley

9th August 2011
The final of the White Rose Trophy between the Drakes Huddersfield League and the North Yorkshire & South Durham League is be played this Sunday (14 August) at Honley CC with a 1.30pm start. Team Manager Norman Clee has not yet finalised the team, but it will be posted on this site as soon as it is known.





Sykes Cup Final to be re-played

7th August 2011
The final of the Sykes Cup between Shepley and Skelmanthorpe, which was due to be played today (Sunday) at Elland CC, was called off without a ball being bowled. Heavy rain made the outfield too wet for the match to be played. The match will be played on Sunday 21 August, again at Elland CC with a 12.00pm start.




Oddfellows/Earnshaw Cup Finals

3rd August 2011
The venues of the Oddfellows and Earnshaw Cup Finals was decided at the Council Meeting held on 3rd August. The Oddfellows Cup Final (1st Teams) will be held at Clayton West where the hosts entertain Thongsbridge. The Earnshaw Cup for 2nd teams will be staged at Hall Bower, who play Linthwaite. The matches will be played on Sunday 21 August with a 12.00pm start.




 

Twenty 20 Trophy Final Result

2nd August 2011
Kirkburton were the winners of the Romida Twenty20 Trophy at Golcar on Sunday. Kirkburton, after being put into bat scored 217 in their 20 overs with Greg Buckley top scoring with 72. Golcar were dismissed for 177 with Buckley taking 4 for 27 to take the man of the match award.



Twenty 20 Trophy Final

30th July 2011
The final of the Romida sponsored Twenty20 Trophy takes place tomorrow (Sun 31 July) at Golcar CC. The match features host club Golcar and Kirkburton and starts at 2.00pm.



Twenty 20 Trophy Semi Final Result

26th July 2011
Golcar reached the final of the Twenty 20 Trophy with victory at Delph on Monday evening (25th July). After being put into bat Delph subsided to 24 for 4 after 5 overs. Grant Jones then lead a recovery with 75 not out to help post a target of 153. Will Hinchliffe took 4 for 20. Golcar reached that target with only 2 balls to spare with skipper Steve Whitwam hitting a six to finish on 45 not out.

Golcar now host the final against Kirkbuton to be played next Sunday 31 August (2.00pm start)




Twenty 20 Trophy Semi Final News

24th July 2011
On Friday evening the semi finals were played with Kirkburton reaching the final beating Honley by 7 wickets. Despite reaching 100 for 0 off 10 overs, Honley subsided to 158 all out. Kirkburton knocked the runs off in 14 overs.

The other semi final was unfortunately un-completed, after rain swept in at Delph during the 2nd innings. Delph had posted 176 all out, and with the tie interestingly poised with Golcar on 51 for 4 off 5 overs, the umpires had no alternative but to take the players off, as the rain, which started falling at the start of the innings, increased in severity.

The match will be re-played on Monday evening (25th July), with a 6.30pm start. The final will be played next Sunday at either Delph or Golcar, depending on the result.



Paddock Shield Final

14th July 2011
Also drawn this evening was the right to host this season's Paddock Shield final pairing Premiership 2 champions and current leaders Slaithwaite and Holme Valley challengers Scholes. It was Scholes who came out of the hat with the tie taking place at their Chapelgate ground on Sunday August 14th. 1.00pm start.

Paddock Shield Final
Scholes vs Slaithwaite



Twenty 20 Trophy Semi Final Draw

14th July 2011
The top four teams as it stands in the Huddersfield League will do battle for the Twenty20 Trophy after the draw for the semi-final was made tonight. Honley will be entertaining in-form Kirkburton in a mouth-watering prospect at Far End Lane while Golcar and their followers will make the trip over the tops to current league leaders Delph & Dobcross in another which is set up to be a great game. Both matches are on Friday 23rd July with a 6.30pm start.

Romida Twenty20 Trophy Semi-Final
Honley vs Kirkburton
Delph & Dobcross v Golcar



Urgent Message From the Registration Secretary

10th July 2011
Would all clubs please be aware that any player over the age of 13yo, who has not been registered, correctly, on the relevant RTDF form will be ineligible to play in any matches after the amnesty announced at the council meeting of the 6th July 2011.

Should any club play such a player they will be fined & have points deducted for each occurrence.

If there is any doubt as to whether a player has been registered then please call me for clarification.

Stephen Sykes, Registration Secretary.




Oddfellows/EarnshawCup Semi Final Final Draw

9th July 2011

Oddfellows Cup
Clayton West v Linthwaite
Holmfirth v Thongsbridge
 
Earnshaw Cup
Hall Bower v Clayton West
Linthwaite v Hoylandswaine

All games to be played on Sunday 24th July. 1.00pm start.



Romida Twenty20 Quarter Final Draw

6th July 2011
The draw for the quarter final of the Twenty20 Trophy was made tonight at the monthly league meeting. The round, all consisting of Premiership teams sees Golcar with a local derby against Broad Oak while in-form Sykes Cup semi-finalists Skelmanthorpe entertain another side bang in form; Kirkburton. Elsewhere, Barkisland who are currently experiencing a tough season so far face a difficult encounter with Honley and finally 2008 winners Delph & Dobcross are at home to current holders Elland. The full draw is as follows: 

Golcar v Broad Oak
Skelmanthorpe v Kirkburton
Barkisland v Honley
Delph & Dobcross v Elland

All matches to be played on Tuesday 12th July. 6.30pm start. 


Sykes Cup Semi Final Teams

1st July 2011
The teams for the Sykes Cup semi-final on Sunday (3 July) are as follows:  

Shepley
Danny Glover (Captain)
Tom Sykes (Wicketkeeper)
S.P. Singh
Tom Denton
Tim Rees
Liam Wiles
Amar Rashid
Huw Ellis
Nigel Hoyle
Sam Haigh
Craig Glover
 
12th Man: Ali Reza
 
Scorer: Joe Lee
Golcar
Steven Whitwam (Captain)
Mark Wilson (Wicketkeeper)
Lee Baxter
Michael Illingworth
Jack McNamara
James Sykes
Craig Horner
Craig Ruscoe
Christopher Fawcett
William Hinchliffe
Michael Smith
 
12th man: A. N. Other
 
Scorer: Josh Woodhead
 
Umpires - To be confirmed

Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield Semi Final Draw

22nd June 2011
The draw was made tonight at Golcar Cricket Club for the semi-final of the Huddersfield League's premium cup competions. In the Sykes Cup, Shepley, who despatched Hoylandswaine out at the quarter final stage have been rewarded with a home tie against Golcar who overcame Delph & Dobcross in what is sure to be the tie of the round. Meanwhile, Cawthorne who earned a terrific victory against Premiership Marsden in their first season since switching from the Huddersfield Central League will entertain Sykes Cup holders Skelmanthorpe. The full draw for both competitions is below: 

Sykes Cup Semi Final
Shepley v Golcar (July 3rd) 
Cawthorne v  Skelmanthorpe (July 10th)

Paddock Shield Semi-Final  
Scholes or Hall Bower (to be played July 3rd) v
Kirkburton (July 10th)
Golcar v Slaithwaite (July 10th)



Urgent Action Required

20th June 2011
ALL CLUBS should check that any 13-15 year olds playing in their sides are fully registered.

Following recent revelations it would appear that there is some confusion around the Registering of Players 13yo to 15yo. As in previous season any player 16 & 17yo had to be registered if they were to play in the Leagues 1st or 2nd xi matches.

At the AGM in January it was passed by the Council that all players 13years and over had to be registered if they intended to play in 1st or 2nd XI matches. Those players involved could not simply be added to the list of retained players from season 2010, unless they were already registered for that season. All those players now being registered should be submitting a RTDF form as if they were new players for this season. They will then be placed on the Clubs List of registered players with a (j) notation indicating they are an under 17yo.

I, therefore, would ask all clubs to check their registered players list and if necessary submit an RTDF form immediately in order to address this apparent widespread anomaly.

Stephen R Sykes, Registration Secretary




Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield Quarter Final Ties

13th June 2011
As you may know, inclement weather the country over put paid to any cricket action in yesterdays Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield ties. All scheduled matches have now been rearranged for the carry-over date of Sunday June 19th with the exception of Slathwaite vs Honley (Paddock Shield) which takes place starting tonight (13th June) until a finish.


Heavy Woollen / Crowther Cup Semi-Final Draw

6th June 2011
An all Huddersfield League semi-final looks to be a distinct possibility following the draw tonight. Shepley, following Sunday's fine victory over Bradford League heavyweights Woodlands were rewarded with a home tie against either fellow Premiership outfit Slaithwaite or Bradford 2nd division side Yeadon depending on the winner of their yet-to-be arranged 3rd round tie. In the Crowther Cup for 2nd XI sides, Kirkburton's reward for knocking out an ever-strong Wrenthorpe side in the 3rd round will entertain Yeadon. The full draws are as follows:

Heavy Woollen Cup Semi Final Crowther Cup Semi Final
Gomersal v Hanging Heaton
Shepley v Slaithwaite or Yeadon
Methley v Ossett
Kirkburton v Yeadon

Providing there are no fixture clashes with the Sykes Cup or Paddock Shield, these ties will be played on Sunday July 3rd. 1.00pm start.


Oddfellows & Earnshaw Cups - 2nd Round Draw

2nd June 2011
The draw for both the Oddfellows and Earnshaw were made at the monthly League meeting last night and are as follows:

Oddfellows Cup 2nd Round Earnshaw Cup 2nd Round
Kirkheaton v Holmfirth
Micklehurst v Linthwaite
Armitage Bridge or Thongsbridge v Emley Clarence
Clayton West v Rastrick
Cawthorne v Clayton West
Shelley v Hoylandswaine or Lascelles Hall
Hall Bower v Kirkheaton
Linthwaite v Thongsbridge or Paddock

Ties to be played Sunday 26th June at 1.00pm

 

Thieves on the prowl for ground equipment

31st May 2011
Blackley CC on the Halifax-Huddersfield boundary have had £5000 worth of equipment stolen in a night-time raid on their tackle shed, a week after a similar raid at Mytholmroyd CC, also of the Halifax League, netted thieves £2000 of tackle.



Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield 3rd Round Draw

25th May 2011
The draw for the 3rd round of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield was made tonight at Golcar Cricket Club, and as usual it threw up a few intriguing ties. The undoubtable tie of the Sykes Cup quarter final looks certainly to be over at Hoylandswaine, who will entertain fellow Premiership rivals Shepley for a place in the semi-final. Last season's winners Skelmanthorpe will either make a short trip to Clayton West or the longer journey over to Barkisland who were winners in 2008 depending on who goes through from their cancelled 2nd round match. Delph & Dobcross, runners up last season make a trip to either Golcar, who they've faced twice so far this season, or Premiership new boys Shelley in another match that was beaten by the elements last weekend and finally Cawthorne's reward for reaching the last eight in their first season is a home fixture with Marsden. Both draws for the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield are below:

Sykes Cup 3rd Round
Hoylandswaine v Shepley
Shelley or Golcar v Delph & Dobcross
Barkisland or Clayton West v Skelmanthorpe
Cawthorne v Marsden
Paddock Shield 3rd Round
Kirkburton v Broad Oak
Scholes v Hall Bower
Slaithwaite or Armitage Bridge v Honley
Paddock v Golcar
All ties to be played on Sunday June 12th 2011.


Sykes Cup/Paddock Shield 2nd Round Unstarted Matches

24th May 2011
The Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield matches from Sunday 22nd May which were unable to start are now rearranged for Sunday 5th June all starting at 1pm.

Note: Contrary to what has been printed in the Huddersfield Examiner, the ties will be played on the dates above and not on Sunday May 29th 2011.


Heavy Woollen Cup 3rd Round Draw

9th May 2011
Huddersfield League sides enjoyed a bit of good fortune in the draw for the Heavy Woollen Cup tonight, with all three local sides left in the competition being drawn at home. Delph & Dobcross, who overcame Golcar in Sunday's 2nd round match will play host to Bradford League top flight outfit Gomersal who edged out Spen Victoria in a close game. Shepley welcome Bradford League big guns Woodlands who should provide a stiff test given they rolled over Birstall with relative ease. The remaining Huddersfield League side, Slaithwaite will entertain Bradford League Division Two side Yeadon who were recently relegated from their own domestic top flight in 2010. Meanwhile for 2nd XI sides still left in the Crowther Cup, Skelmanthorpe's reward for a terrific victory over a strong Townville side is a trip to Methley and Kirkburton face a daunting trip to Wrenthorpe who have already beaten Delph & Dobcross and Slaithwaite on their way to round three.

The full draw for both cups are as follows:

Heavy Woollen Cup 3rd Round Crowther Cup 3rd Round
Hanging Heaton v Morley
Delph & Dobcross v Gomersal
Shepley v Woodlands
Slaithwaite v Yeadon
Methley v Skelmanthorpe
Wrenthorpe v Kirkburton
Ossett v Barnsley
Yeadon v Liversedge or Jer Lane

All ties to be played on Sunday June 3rd 2011.


Latest Player Registrations

9th May 2011
ALMONDBURY: - JACK OWEN (ex Lascelles Hall)
DELPH & DOBCROSS: - THOMAS JONES; SAMUEL BAROWIAK.
HOLMFIRTH: - THOMAS HANMAN; ASHLEY COOKE (ex Meltham).
LASCELLES HALL: - JOHN BOOTH (ex Slaithwaite)
LINTHWAITE: - NADEEM ISHAQ
PADDOCK: - TABRAIZ SAJID
RASTRICK: - DAVE ANDERSON
SCHOLES: - RONAN COLEMAN (ex Cartworth)
SHEPLEY: - ALI REZA.


Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield 2nd Round Draws

4th May 2011
The draw for the 2nd round of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield was made tonight at the monthly league meeting held at Almondbury Cricket Club. A few notable draws has already wet one or two appetites in particularly Scholes making their second journey to Marsh Lane in a matter of weeks to take on Shepley while current holders Skelmanthorpe host in-form Elland who have made a very bright start to the season. There's another all-Premiership clash as Shelley entertain 2009 Sykes Cup winners Golcar while Honley's conquerers and Championship outfit Clayton West were rewarded with another away tie, this time over to Calderdale-based Barkisland who they lost to in the 1st round of the Heavy Woollen Cup recently. The full draws are as follows.

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Sykes Cup 2nd Round
Shepley v Scholes (to be played at Scholes)
Shelley v Golcar
Armitage Bridge v Delph & Dobcross
Cawthorne v Almondbury Wesleyans
Skelmanthorpe v Elland
Emley or Hoylandswaine v Lepton Highlanders
Marsden v Meltham
Barkisland v Clayton West
Paddock Shield 2nd Round
Golcar v Shepley
Kirkburton v Barkisland
Scholes v Emley (to be played at Emley)
Slaithwaite v Armitage Bridge
Paddock v Marsden
Hall Bower v Hoylandswaine
Honley v Cawthorne
Almondbury Wesleyans v Broad Oak

Ties to be played on Sunday 22nd May

Note: The Executive have discussed the options available for the Shepley v Scholes Sykes Cup 2nd round tie and have decided on the following:
 
Shepley v Scholes will now be played at SCHOLES CC on Sunday 22nd May @ 1pm
 
The Scholes v Emley Clarence 2nd Round Paddock Shield tie will now be played at Emley Clarence @ 1pm.


Latest Player Registrations

30h April 2011
ALMONDBURY: - Sam Knott
BROAD OAK: - Gareth Taylor; Nicholas Howard
DELPH & DOBCROSS: - Daniel Jones (j)
ELLAND: - Courtney Richmond
HONLEY: - Alec Jakeman; Ben Lindley; Louis Kenworthy, Tommy Woodhead
KIRKBURTON: - Callum Power ; James Stephenson
LEPTON HIGHLANDERS: - Joe Dunstan (j); Gareth Garside
MELTHAM: - Robert Moulson; Sam Clegg (j)
PADDOCK: - Anees Rawat
RASTRICK: - Muhammad Saddiq (Non-Eu)
SHELLEY: - Steven Hall
SLAITHWAITE: - Khuram Sajjad


YCB Note: Under 12's in Open Age Cricket

25th April 2011
Note from Yorkshire Cricket Board

For your information please find attached 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 and ECB agreement with YCB that those in the 2010 Under 11 District Festival ( May Day Holiday YCB 6 District Festival not NOT Lords Taverners) or YCB Under 11 county team 2010 are 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

I must stress under ECB Guidelines these are the only Under 12s eligible to play Open Age Cricket in Yorkshire

Any queries to me please only by e-mail and please note I will be on holiday 20th-27th April so there will be no replies in that period

Ian Chappell
Chief Executive
Yorkshire Cricket Board

Company No 07421947

YCB Office, Headingley Cricket Ground , Leeds LS6 3BU

i.chappell@yorkshirecb.com 

07885 369600

The players within the Huddersfield League are:

Player
Club
Place Of Residence

Ben Birkhead

Rastrick CC


Alec Jakeman

Meltham CC


Jacob Saunders
Emley Clarence CC

Nathan Swift

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Kirkheaton



Latest Player Registrations

24th April 2011
ALMONDBURY: - Luke Hill
ARMITAGE BRIDGE: - Hayden Jones (Non-EU); Irfan Nazir (J)
BARKISLAND: - Thomas Wood (ex- Delph & Dobcross)
BROAD OAK: - David Redfearn, Alex Avery; Ryan Wadsworth (J); John Forrest.
CAWTHORNE: - Darren Hayes (ex Aston Hall)
EMLEY CLARENCE: - Sheheryar Hassan (Non-EU).
GOLCAR: - Ben Smith (J)
HALL BOWER: - Mohammed Umar (ex Linthwaite); Philip Vigors.
HOLMFIRTH: - Sam Denton (ex Shepley); Max Gummerson (ex Thongsbridge)
HOYLANDSWAINE: - Lee Wilson (J)
KIRKHEATON: - Ijaz Hassain; Yasir Iqbal (Bradley & Colnebridge); Mohammed Ahmed (ex Birchencliffe)
LINTHWAITE: - Mudassar Bashir (ex Augustians); Rana Sami Ullah.
MARSDEN: - Kevin Ackroyd.
MELTHAM: - Alexander Clegg (J).
SCHOLES: - George Brook (J); Sam Thompson (J).
SHEPLEY: - John Gill (ex Kirkburton).
SKELMANTHORPE: - Richard Brook.


Webmaster Update

22nd April 2011
Welcome to the brand new Drakes Huddersfield League Website, which as you can see is well underway, but not yet finished. Here's a rundown of what's to come in the coming weeks and other news:

Archive
I'm currently working on content for the archive area at the moment. In a league which stretches back well over 100 years this is a section which requires plenty of work and input from other people. If you feel you have anything of note which I can use on this section, contact me as I'm sure most of it will come in useful in helping this website become a busy hub for local cricket fans. At the moment, I'll be working on putting tables from the last few years, from what ever information I can gather from league handbooks and suchlike. Keep checking the homepage for news of updates to this area as it happens.

Gallery
I'm relying on input for willing volunteers on this area of the website. To make this an even greater website, and bring in more visitors of course, a good gallery is a big part of it. If you're an amateur photographer and visit many Huddersfield cricket games we'd love to see your action shots. I can credit you in each image and, if required, watermark your images for protection. Please contact me if you can help.

Club Directories
As you can see, the club directories are all complete with links. I still hope to develop this area some more, by adding links to clubs social networking pages and other details which could be added. Should any contact details on the club pages be incorrect, or if you have any suggestions please contact me.

e-newsletter
You may now register to the e-newsletter, which will be sent out periodically with any latest newsbites and upcoming notable dates in your diary. Should you wish to subscribe, click here and enter your email address and name to be added to our list.

To contact me directly, you can email me at jamiekharrison@gmail.com.


Heavy Woollen Cup 2nd Round Draw

22nd April 2011
Huddersfield clubs had a relatively successful time of things in this season's Heavy Woollen Cup first round, with no fewer than seven clubs (Skelmanthorpe will bid to make it eight following their rearranged game against Morley) all progressing through to give healthy local representation to the 2nd round. However each Huddersfield League club seemed to draw each other for the 2nd round, all of which are played on Sunday 8th May. The full draw for both HWC and Crowther Cup is below:

Heavy Woollen Cup, 2nd Round
Crowther Cup, 2nd Round
Shelley v Morley or Skelmanthorpe
Shepley v Scholes
Slaithwaite v Barkisland
Birstall v Woodlands
Golcar v Delph & Dobcross
Yeadon v New Farnley
Gomersal v Spen Victoria
Townville v Hanging Heaton
Kirkburton v Buttershaw St Paul's
Hanging Heaton v Barnsley
Methley v Barkisland
Skelmanthorpe v Townville
Wakefield Thornes v Yeadon
Wrenthorpe v Slaithwaite
Ossett v Golcar
Liversedge v Jer Lane


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