All clubs need a big supporting cast to make the cricket seamless and allow the teams to focus on and enjoy the sport. We need your help to fill some roles.
Junior indoor training will start on Sunday 4th Feb at Boston Spa School Sports Hall. The Under 7 and Under 9 age group will train from 4pm to 5pm and the Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s will be training from 5pm to 6pm.
This year we will be having teams playing in the league at Under 9 (pairs), Under 11 (pairs), Under 13 and Under 15. Please spread the word because we welcome all players, old and new.
It’s no secret that most clubs are struggling to find players. We really need new players for the 2018 season. Currently we field one side on a Saturday in the Nidderdale Cricket league (next season we will be playing in Division 2) and a side on a Wednesday evening in the Harrogate Evening League. At the least we want this to continue and, in order for that to happen, we need players. So if you are someone who used to play and want to get playing again contact us. If you are already playing but fancy a change then contact us. Our facilities are second to none and you will be made very welcome.
Please contact either Dave Jackson on 07803 116028 or John Fawcett on 07900 923999.
The final junior training session takes place this Friday 14th July. Well done to all our players on their cricket and commitment this year.
This year we had 11 sides taking part with North Stainley, Spofforth, Ouseburn A, Ripley, Harrogate, Ouseburn B, Pannal A, Follifoot, Pannal B, Bilton and Knaresborough competing to win the shield won by Studley Royal in 2016. The sides were organised into 3 groups – Bairstow, Root and Rashid – with the two best winners of the groups playing in the final. After a great deal of competitive cricket, Spofforth, Harrogate and Knaresborough came top of their respective groups but the finalists were Spofforth and Harrogate who both achieved maximum points from their fixtures. In the final Spofforth batted first in front of a supportive crowd and posted a total of 244. Despite some good cricket, Harrogate could only end up with 228 which meant the shield went to Spofforth. However, all teams who took part can be proud of their efforts.
As always, the tournament was played in a great spirit and it was really pleasing to see everybody getting on so well and sharing a common love of the game. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped on the day and thanks again to Ken Coad and Mick Dawson for their support of junior cricket.
Once again we have the great pleasure of hosting the Nidderdale Junior Cricket League Under 7s Tournament. This year it takes place on Sunday June 11th and we are expecting over 10 sides to take part. In the past, it has been great fun with the Champions title being won by different clubs each year. Last year, it was Studley Royal but who will get their name on the Shield this year?
Besides the cricket, there will be refreshments for all the family.
We can’t guarantee the weather but we will guarantee that the cricket will be enjoyable.
Coaching sessions for Under 7s cricketers starts on Wednesday 26th April from 5.30 to 6.30. Players old and new are most welcome!
Junior training for age groups U9 to U15 starts this Friday 21st April from 6.30. Training for the U7s will be on Wednesday 26th April from 5.30 to 6.30.