After many years of outstanding service, Terry Kavanagh is stepping down from the post of Club Treasurer. We are looking for a volunteer to take on this position. If you are interested in playing a role in a friendly village club then please contact Steve Gill on 07881 957395.
Junior registration for the 2016 season will take place on Friday 18th March from 6.30 at the clubhouse. This year we will be running coaching for age groups Under 7 to Under 15. Outdoor coaching begins on Friday 1st April.
All welcome to join!
Unfortunately, there will be no junior indoor training on Sunday 28th Feb and Sunday 6th March due to Boston Spa School requiring the sports hall for examinations. It would have been nice to have had earlier notice of this but I have only been informed of this today. I will try to book Sunday 27th March as an extra week for training.
Junior indoor training for our juniors begins on Sunday 7th February at Boston Spa School Sports Hall. We will be running sessions until 20th March.
For players of age group Under 11 and below, the time will be 4pm – 5pm. For players older than Under 11, the time will be 5pm – 6pm. This year we are hoping to field teams up to and including Under 15 in the Nidderdale Junior Cricket League.
We welcome players old, new and returning and offer coaching with our ECB Level 2 coaches.
If you require any further information then please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our presentation for the 2015 junior season takes place this Sunday 13th September from about 2.30 onwards. We might be having some fun games before that so watch out for emails from the respective junior coaches.
This is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our young players. Who will be joining the names of the Great and Good from Spofforth’s past?
Unfortunately our Friday evening junior coaching sessions end this Friday 10th July. I hope that everyone has enjoyed the season so far. We will be holding a social event in a couple of weeks time. I will be in touch!
You will have received a message from your respective coaches that there is no junior training this Friday 19th June. This is because the ground will be hosting a 20 over friendly. You are more than welcome to come watch the game and partake in refreshments.
Junior training will resume on Friday 26th June.
On Sunday we hosted the Nidderdale League Under 7s Tournament. Ten teams from across the region – Spofforth Knights, Spofforth Squires, Pannal, Beckwithshaw, Ouseburn, Studley Royal, Masham, Follifoot, Ripley & North Stainley – competed for the shield last won by North Stainley. After a series of games, the semi-finalists were Spofforth Knights, Masham, Beckwithshaw and Ouseburn. In the first semi-final Masham (233) beat Ouseburn (220) and in the second our Knights (244) beat Beckwithshaw (234).
The final was a tense, low scoring affair with some very good bowling and fielding. The final scores were Masham 207 and Spofforth Knights 211 thus giving our Knights the trophy. This is a great testament to our coaches who work so hard and so enthusiastically with the players week in, week out.
It is fair to say that the weather made things a little bit challenging. However, with the determination of players, coaches, scorers and parents, we managed to get the competition completed. Massive thanks are due to everybody who helped on the day, whether it be serving tea, cooking burgers, soaking up the rain or simply providing encouragement to some quite cold and damp young cricketers.