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Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield Draw

4th Dec 2014

The draws for the preliminary round of the Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield and the draw for the first round of the Sykes Cup were made at the league AGM and are as follows:

Matches are to be played on Sunday 19th April with a reserve date for Sunday 26th April.

Sykes Cup Preliminary Round
Paddock Shield Preliminary Round
Emley Clarence v Upperthong
Lepton High v Thurstonland
Rastrick v Denby Dale
Denby v Linthwaite
Birkby Rose Hill v Cumberworth Utd.
Kirkheaton v Cartworth Moor
Cartworth Moor v Hall Bower
Thongsbridge v Rastrick
Paddock v Denby
Denby Dale v Emley Clarence
Thurstonland v Lepton Highlanders
Upperthong v Birkby Rose Hill



Matches are to be played on Sunday 3rd May with a reserve date for Sunday 10th May.

Sykes Cup First Round
Paddock Shield First Round
Slaithwaite v Marsden
To be made following the Preliminary Round
Golcar v Clayton West

Birkby R. H. / Cumberworth v Shelley

Rasrick or Denby Dale v Skelmanthorpe

Thurstonland / Lepton v Emley / Upperthong

Holmfirth v Broad Oak

Hoylandswaine v Delph & Dobcross

Shepley v Thongsbridge

Lascelles Hall v Kirkburton

Scholes v Cawthorne

Kirkheaton v Almondbury

Paddock / Denby v Moorlands

Cartworth Moor / Hall Bower v Meltham

Elland v Honley

Almondbury Wes. V Barkisland

Linthwaite v Armitage Bridge


Oddfellows / Earnshaw Cup Draw

4th Dec 2014

The first round draw for both the Oddfellows Cup and Earnshaw Cup were made at the league AGM and are as follows:

Matches are to be played on Monday 25th May.

Oddfellows Cup First Round
Earnshaw Cup First Round
Thurstonland v Hall Bower
Linthwaite v Lepton Highlanders
Rastrick v Almondbury Wes.
Holmfirth v Cartworth Moor
Lascelles Hall v Holmfirth
Emley Clarence v Meltham
Armitage Bridge v Cawthorne
Denby Dale v Clayton West
Cartworth Moor v Almondbury
Hall Bower v Armitage Bridge
Cumberworth v Denby Dale
Kirkheaton v Cumberworth Utd.
Paddock v Thongsbridge
Almondbury Wes v Paddock
Marsden v Denby
Birkby Rose Hill v Upperthong
Clayton West v Emley Clarence
Moorlands v Thurstonland
Lepton Highlanders v Kirkheaton
Thongsbridge v Rastrick
Meltham v Linthwaite
Almondbury v Lascelles Hall
Upperthong v Birkby Rose Hill
Denby v Marsden


Lady Sykes Candlesticks Award Winners

8th Oct 2014

The following have been awarded the Lady Sykes Candlesticks

Mark Roberts (Armitage Bridge)

Robert Moore (Honley)

They will be guests of the league and the awards will be presented at the Annual Drakes Huddersfield League Dinner Friday 14th November.


Modernisation Rules Updates

8th Oct 2014

The result of the vote of the EGM on the Modernisation Rules was 34 for and 4 against. The new rules, which include fielding circles, leg side wides etc will be in force for an experimental period.of 12 months.


Northern Cricket Society 2014 Speakers

4th Oct 2014

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

The meeting for the upcoming Tuesday starts at 8pm. Thereafter the meetings start at 7.45, always on the first Tuesday of the month and always in the Long Room at Headingley.

The remaining speakers are

  • Nov 4th David Ripley
  • Dec 2nd Richard Jones (umpire)
  • Jan 6th Richard Blakey
  • Feb 3rd Richard Pyrah
  • March 3rd Stephen Chalke
  • Apr 7th Mark Arthur

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


2014 Award Winners

4th Oct 2014

The following award winners for Season 2014 have been announced:

Jack Gledhill Award (Best Allrounder Bat/Ball)
Paul Cummins (Skelmanthorpe)

Reg Haigh Award (Best young player)
Irfan Amjad (Skelmanthorpe)

Johnny Hunter Rose Bowl Award (1st and 2nd X1 cricketers match winning performances)
1st X1 Arron Lilley (Delph & Dobcross)
2nd X1 Michael Midwood (Elland)

Hopkinson Trophy (most points in last six games first teams)
Marsden and Denby Dale (joint winners)

Schweppes Trophy (most points in last six games second teams)
Shelley

FE Greenwood Award (most improved Ground / Facilities)
Armitage Bridge

Tom Walker Trophy (Groundsman of the Year)
Neil Berry (Almondbury Wesleyans)

All trophies will be presented at the Annual Drakes Huddersfield League Dinner Friday 14th November.



'Jim The Cat' cricket Luncheon Club

17th Sept 2014

Jim the Cat enters its third year at Elland CC. The same format as always - meal plus cricket speaker - and we look forward to your company at the first dinner on FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER

Times: 12 noon-3pm with lunch served at 1pm

MAIN COURSES
SLOW BRAISED CHICKEN LEG WITH FONDANT POTATO
COD STEAK WITH A LEMON & DILL CRUST
BRAISED BELLY PORK
STEAK & POTATO PIE WITH SUET CRUST
BEEF BOURGUIGNON
CHICKEN BREAST WRAPPED IN BACON WITH LEE/MUSHROOM SAUCE
FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
DESSERTS
TREACLE SPONGE & CUSTARD
ETON MESS
APPLE CRUMBLE
SPOTTED DICK & CUSTARD
FRESH FRUIT SALAD
BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING

Elland CC is one of the premier cricket clubs in West Yorkshire. It is famous for:

Welcoming the Australian tourists in 1878
Winning the Huddersfield League on 19 occasions (the most for any club)
Playing against the Indian Parsees in 1886
Hosting many Sykes Cup finals
Signing top overseas pros like Wes Hall
Staging Yorkshire 2nd XI games
Producing England players like Richard Blakey
Capturing the Sykes Cup on 14 occasions (the most for any club)

To give Elland CC an accurate idea of numbers, we kindly ask you to reserve a place at each dinner. To do this, please contact Peter Davies in advance, either:

email: peterdavies80@hotmail.co.uk
by phone (and feel free to leave a message): 01484 647952

2014-5 dinners

Friday 10 Oct | Friday 14 Nov | Friday 12 Dec | Fri 9 Jan | Fri 13 Feb | Fri 13 Mar

All 12 noon to 3pm with lunch served at 1pm | £12.50

Full speaker list to follow


Level 1 Umpires Course

9th Sept 2014

The Halifax/Huddersfield ECB Scorers & Umpires Branch are looking to organise a Level 1 Umpires Course commencing on 7th October 2014 for 8 weeks at Broad Oak CC. Anyone who is interested in this course can inform David Haikings either at e-mail (david.haikings@ntlworld.com) or Mobile 07835 634726 no later than Weds 17th September 2014 when the training packs will be ordered.


2014 League Dinner

The Annual League Dinner will take place on Friday 14th November 2014 at Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield (6.15pm for 6.45pm). The guest speaker is Peter Bowler, an ex-county cricket with Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Somerset who now works in the legal profession, and is also regarded as an accomplished after dinner speaker. He will be supported by Jamie Sutherland, a comedian from Liverpool. The cost of tickets will be held at last season's price of £32.50, and clubs are reminded that in line with this season's rule change, all member clubs are committed to the purchase of a minimum of four tickets for the Annual Dinner.

Please contact Norman Clee on ncleedhcl@btinternet.com for more details and for ticket purchases.


Ramadan - Cricket tea rules

From 28th June 2014 the month of Ramadan will commence, and will last for 29-30 days. For those of Muslim faith this involves, amongst other things, refraining from consuming food and drinking liquids, from dawn until sunset. As a consequence of this there will be potential implications with regard to Rule L8(n) "the visiting team shall purchase no less than five teas, or alternatively contribute the total selling price" for teams comprising of all or mainly all Muslim players.

During the month of Ramadan, we ask that Rule L8(n) be relaxed for any visiting teams comprising of all or mainly all Muslim players, and that those visiting teams be allowed to purchase less than the specified minimum number of five teas.

We also ask that in order to be allowed the relaxation of Rule L8(n), that such visiting teams inform the Secretary of the home club of the number of teas required, no less than 72 hours before the start of play. Failure to do so will mean that Rule L8(n) may be enforced by the home club.

During the month of Ramadan it is also expected that any host clubs with a predominantly Muslim membership will provide teas for visiting teams and also free teas for the umpires and visiting scorer, at all matches.


Legends vs Locals Match

18th June 2014 

It's a chance to see some true cricket legends in action as a team of Test and county heavyweights team up against the finest young talent in our local ranks. Players such as Mark Ramprakash, Matthew Hoggard, Devon Malcolm, Phil Defreitas, Dominic Cork and more are signed up to play for the legends.

The action starts at 5:30pm on Thursday 10th July 2014 and will take place at Elland's Hullen Edge ground. Entry is £10 per adult with Concessions/U16's only £5. There's also a family ticket for sale (2 adults, 2 concessions) at just £20. More bulk/group tickets are alos available. For advance tickets, please contact Richard Blakey on 07768 558102 or via email on richard@richardblakeyleisure.co.uk.


Pre-Season Friendly Matches

9th April 2014 

With the cricket season virtually upon us, those craving their first fix of cricket action after a long winter can take in some locally arranged pre-seasoned friendlies this weekend, weather permitting of course. Here's a round-up of fixtures taking place this weekend:

Date Match Start Time
Sat 12th April Delph & Dobcross v Uppermill 12:30pm
Sat 12th April Littleborough v Barkisland 12:30pm






Sun 13th April Saddleworth v Delph & Dobcross 12:30pm
Sun 13th April Milnrow v Thongsbridge 1:00pm
Sun 13th April Broad Oak v Honley 1:00pm
Sun 13th April Armitage Bridge v Cartworth Moor 1:00pm
Sun 13th April Slaithwaite v Lascelles Hall 1:30pm
Sun 13th April Barkisland v Sowerby Bridge Church Inst. 12:30pm
Sun 13th April Skelmanthorpe v Clayton West 1:00pm




DBS/CRB Validation Sessions April 2014

3rd April 2014 

Clubs are reminded that all captains, team managers, coaches, umpires and scorers who are over 18 must have a current DBS (formerly known as CRB) certificate. These certificates are valid for 3 yrs before they must be renewed. New / Renewed application forms can be obtained from your League Child Welfare Officer or directly from www.tmgcrb.co.uk 

These application forms need validating before submission. They are supplied with a list of authorised signatories. Roger Peaker and Phil Senior will hold validation signing sessions as follows:

Wednesday 9th April | Broad Oak CC | 7:30pm to 9pm

Friday 11th April | Cumberworth CC | 7:30pm to 9pm

A limited number of blank forms will be available on each night but it would be most efficient if the forms were completed (in black ink) in advance.


ECB & ACO Umpires & Scorers Branch Meeting

20th March 2014

The next Meeting of the Halifax/Huddersfield ECB ACO Umpires/Scorers Branch will be held at 8.00pm on Monday 31 March 2014 and not Tuesday 25 March 2014 as provisionally arranged. It's held at the following venue:

BLACKLEY CRICKET CLUB
Lindley New Road
Elland
HX5 0TE

Tel 01422 372220

If any member is aware of anyone who is a member but not on the circulation list, please make them aware of this meeting amendment.

The guest speaker will be Mr David Ward, from the South Yorkshire Cricket League. He is the County & Regional Umpires Appointments Co-ordinator. This will be followed by a short presentation on the Discipline procedures for the 2014 season.

Free Pie & Peas will be provided after the meeting so please inform Ian Livesey by Thursday 27 March 2014 if you will be attending & require catering to assist with catering numbers.

Ian can be contacted on e-mail ian_livesey_100@hotmail.co.uk  or on 01924 848613.


Club Welfare Officer

26th February 2014

Every club must have a Club Welfare Officer. This CWO must have attended a Safe Hands training course (formerly known as Time to Listen). A certificate is issued for attendance and this certificate is valid for 3 years. After 3 yrs a CWO must attend a Safe Hands Refresher course. These courses have been re-designed over the last year or so and have not been available during the re-training of the trainers. Trainers have now gradually become available and DrakesHCL/SellersHJCL welfare officer Roger Peaker is in the process of arranging both a New and a Refresher course. The New course is planned for May and the Refresher will take place in the Autumn. Clubs are asked to contact Roger (rpeaker@yahoo.com) to record the name of their CWO and to let him know which of these courses they need to register for if they have not attended a course during the last 3 years.

Clubs are also reminded that all captains, team managers, coaches, umpires and scorers who are over 18 must have a current DBS (formerly known as CRB) certificate. These certificates are also valid for 3 yrs before they must be renewed. New/Renewed application forms can be obtained from Roger or directly from www.tmgcrb.co.uk

These application forms need validating before submission. They are supplied with a list of authorised signatories. Roger Peaker and Phil Senior will hold signing sessions in early April. These sessions will be advertised on this website mid-March.


ECB & ACO Umpires & Scorers Branch Meeting

12th January 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Halifax/Huddersfield ECB ACO Umpires/Scorers Branch will be held at 8.00pm on Tuesday 14th January 2014 at the following venue:

BLACKLEY CRICKET CLUB
Lindley New Road
Elland
HX5 0TE

Tel: 01422 372220.

Pie & Peas will be provided after the meeting. Please make every effort to attend if possible. If you do intend to attend the meeting and would like ‘Pie & Peas’ please let David Haikings know by Sunday 12th January to assist with catering numbers.


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