Ever thought T20 was a new variant of the game? Think again! Evening league cricket has long been played in the Yorkshire leagues and is a firm favourite with players and supporters alike. The format of the game is twenty six ball overs per side, bowlers to take a run up of no more than twelve yards from the middle stump with any ball delivered above shoulder height being adjudged a “no ball”.
The Harrogate and District Amatuer Evening Cricket League has been in existence since the 1920’s, and draws it’s membership from clubs who play their senior Saturday cricket in the Nidderdale, Airedale-Wharfedale and Wetherby cricket leagues. There are now 38 member clubs (some entering two sides) spread over seven divisions.
Spofforth CC currently has two sides playing in the league, the ‘A’ team playing in division 2, and the ‘B’ side in division 6. The ‘A’ side comprises mainly the Saturday 1st XI, but also incorporates some of our more talented junior players, to help them gain experience playing with and against better cricketers. The ‘B’ side is a more social side, made up of a handful of Saturday 2nd XI players, enhanced with a number of juniors, and some seniors who do not always feature in the longer format of the game.
For more details on the league, please follow the link below.