Tuesday, 25 March 2014

News from the leagues

posted by John Winn

The challenge matches between he Central Yorkshire League and The Bradford League provide welcome pre-season fare for pcws and the dates for these are as follows

Townville v Cleckheaton April 12th 1:00pm  Lightcliffe v Methley also 12th April 12 noon start.

Last year's fixtures were called off because of snow. The games will be played over 40 overs.

The draw for another Inter league competition, The Black Sheep Cup was made some time ago and is follows

Elsecar v  Woodhouse Grange (4th May), York v Shepley (25th May), Beckwithshaw v Townville (4th May) and Cleckheaton v Hoylandswaine (8th June)

In the Wetherby League Walton have withdrawn their second XI from Div 5 The fixtures will be taken over by Wighill Park but played at Walton.

Yorkshire Over 60s are holding a trial match at New Rover on April 22nd and 59* (sic) year olds and over are invited to apply on a form which is available on The Nidderdale league website. The 2014 fixtures for this age group are available at 60cc.co.uk but most venues are tba. Yorkshire begin their season on April 29th with a home match v Durham and Northumberland, venue not known.

Finally regular readers may remember an account I posted  of a visit to Threlkeld CC in October last when I reported on the damage done to the Cumbrian club's ground by flooding in the summer of 2012. Their extreme cricket calendar has been an amazing worldwide success ( there is even a copy in my local pub) and by googling 'play to resume at Threlkeld' you can find a short video of an update made by ITV in late January which shows footage of the torrent that caused the damage and things are they are now. Threlkeld hope to resume playing at the ground in August; in the meantime they will play home matches at Braithwaite. Their first game of the new season is on the
26th of April when they visit Patterdale.

Threlkeld CC October 2013.
* teams are allowed to play a maximum of two 59 year olds. 

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