Steve Tindale

The club is sad to report the untimely passing of former member, player and Vice President, Steve Tindale..

Steve first played for the club in 1970 and made over 400 appearances before work commitments took him away from the village to West Bridgford Nottinghamshire  in 1985. He scored over 4,000 runs, mainly for the 2nd Xl, including 2 centuries, one never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it against Shadwell. He spent a number of seasons as Vice-Captain to the former first Xl captain Terry Kavanagh who adds that “even many years later they always greeted each other as “skip” and “vice”.

Steve also served time on the club’s Management Committee for which he was elected a Vice President on moving away. Steve and his wife Jane made many return visits to the village staying with friends Jim and Joan Steggles and never missed an opportunity to visit the club.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and the club offers its sincere condolences to Jane at this most difficult of times.

Election of Cricket Chairman

Thank you to those of you have voted in the above. The result of which is that Mr John Fawcett has been elected to serve in this position for the forthcoming season. I would like to both congratulate John and thank Terry Kavanagh for his canditure. There is now much to do, i trust that the committee will give John their full support and i would hope that the membership will too.

Important Club Member announcement – Election of Cricket Chairman

Dear Member

At the AGM of Monday 13th November the position of Cricket Chairman was left unfilled. Two candidates have now made themselves available, those being Mr Terry Kavanagh and Mr John Fawcett both of whom have very many years of experience and service to the club. At the outset of my chairmanship and with the club having had a very difficult year it is, I think, vital that members be given the opportunity of selecting from the two candidates he whom you believe can make a start on re-building player numbers, inspire the next generation of young cricketers and ensure that the playing side of the club is put on the road to recovery, this will echo the theme of my year as Club Chairman. The contact details of the candidates are below and I would actively encourage you to speak to them both about their plans for cricket in the forthcoming season before casting your vote.

To vote please text 07968321535 with your name and your choice of candidate, only the result will be disclosed to the candidates, the requirement for your name is to check your qualification to vote. In order to vote you must be a member of the club, this includes life members, vice presidents, committee members, playing members which is to include those juniors who have played senior cricket in past season.

I would encourage all of you to take the time to consider the excellent qualities of both candidates very carefully before you vote. The ballot is open now and will close at midnight on Saturday 25th November after which I will announce the results to the candidates before publishing them on the club’s website and social media.

Best of luck to both candidates.

Terry Kavanagh: 07983671855
John Fawcett: 07900923999

AGM – Monday 13th November 2017

The club’s AGM will take place in the clubhouse, Monday 13th November 2017, commencing 8.00pm.  It is no exaggeration to say that YOUR club needs YOU now more than ever before! Please come along, listen to what your committee has been up to and have your say on how you want your club to be.


Dave Roberts

The club is deeply saddened to announce the death of Life Member David Roberts.

David was involved with the club from the early 1950s when he started his playing career in the very first junior team at the club in 1953 and went on to become a much valued and much appreciated member of the successful 1st Xl in the 1960s, 70s and onto the 1980s. He became part of a highly respected opening partnership with his life long friend David Jackson and they became masters at working the quick single and unsettling the opposition. They never called, just trusted each others judgement, and to my recollection neither was ever run out whilst batting together.

Both before and after his retirement David played a full part in the running of the club particularly as assistant to Brian Marshall on the ground and with his work behind the bar where he was particularly responsible for the cleaning of the beer pipes for many years and was always proud of the quality of the draught beer and lager served in the clubhouse. Along with his trusty and ever reliable tractor he was he was always available to “fetch and carry” anything which was required. For all his efforts he was elected a Life Member of the club a number of years ago.

As well as at the cricket club David will be much missed around the village with his responsibilities as a Parish Councillor, Spofforth in Bloom, tidying of the church yard – the list is endless. However he will be missed greatest by his family and on behalf of everyone at the club we offer our condolences to Val, James, Rachel and Emma and his grand-daughters Holly and Daisy.

He will be very greatly missed by us all.

2017 Season Nidderdale League

Due to recent developments a decision has been taken by the club and considered by the league to the effect that Spofforth will fulfill their existing fixtures in the 1st Division but will not, for this season at least, field a 2nd XI.

Steve Gill
Club Chairman

T20 Charity Event – Sunday 24th July 2016

A huge thanks to all involved in Sunday’s T20 Cancer Charity Cricket Day which was a huge success for players and supporters alike raising a total of £540 to be shared between The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and The Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Centre.  Three teams, Spofforth, Bishop Auckland and Horsforth played in a tri-tournament with some really entertaining and competitive cricket on display.  Spofforth beat Bishop Auckland in the opening game with Luke Heinemann scoring 100 runs off 42 balls to chase down 206 in 16 overs.  Bishop Auckland lost to Horsforth CC in the second game setting up a final between Spofforth and themselves.  Horsforth overcame Spofforth but not without Heinemann once again chipping in with a classy ton.

Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone who worked so hard to make this a great event particularly Craig Hunt – next year please!!!!