Defending champions York have sent a strong message to would be challengers in the Yorkshire ECB Premier League, topping the 300 mark for the second week in a row as they thrashed Castleford by 166 runs at Clifton Park.
Specialist insurer Hiscox has launched a niche insurance policy designed to cater for the bespoke needs of UK Cricket Clubs.
The new product, ClubCricketCover, is available from 18 February 2013 through sports insurance broker, Mead Sport and Leisure Limited ("Mead").
Cricket whites across the UK and Ireland are set to get even whiter as AEG prepares to be bowled over by entries to its 2013 Grassroots cricket campaign, where teams can win new kits, washing machines, and the chance to train at Lord's with their sporting heroes.
England international wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor has signed to play for Walmley Cricket Club in Sutton Coldfield ahead of the 2013 season.
The club plan to field Taylor in their senior men's side and the announcement comes soon after she was linked with a role keeping wicket for Sussex's second team.
Cricket clubs sometimes struggle to make ends meet and over the last few years with our wet summers and drier winters this had meant that a large proportion of the the traditional income to clubs has been lost from match fees and subscriptions.
Although NatWest CricketForce encourages cricket players, supporters, their friends and families to give back to their local cricket club by volunteering to undertake renovation work in club houses and grounds, this does not generate income for the clubs.
Cricket scorers have the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification at a two-day course to be held in Lincoln in March.
Postponed from November, the Level 1 Scorer Course will now take place on two Saturdays, 16th and 23rd March, 2013 from 10am to 3pm at the Lincoln University Sports Complex.
York Cricket Club have capped a momentous 2012 season by clinching their third trophy of the year with an emphatic 153-run victory in the fifth Kiss Mix Lady Taverners Charity t20 Tournament at the La Manga Club.
The West Yorkshire side faced Norwegian outfit Nation in the final of the ten-team competition bidding to add to the Yorkshire Premier League and Kingfisher Beer Cup titles they had already won.
Woodlands retained the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division championship in dramatic circumstances.
Four clubs were in with a chance of winning the championship going into the final day of the season and Lightcliffe were set win their first Division One title after gaining maximum 20 points by beating bottom club Undercliffe by 119 as Bradford & Bingley needed only five runs to beat Woodlands with four wickets left.
Wrenthorpe have won the Solly Central Yorkshire League Premier Division championship for the third season in a row. With one match remaining, Wrenthorpe have an unassailable 11 point lead over Methley, their closest rivals after beating Altofts by 32 runs.
York Cricket Club won the Kingfisher Beer Cup Final at Derbyshire CCC on Sunday 16th September with a convincing 8-wicket victory over Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club.
York, who were last in the National Club final in 1975, restricted Wanstead & Snaresbrook, in their first ever final, to a modest total thanks to some excellent spin bowling and reach their target with some impressive hitting to get home with 15 overs to spare.
Wrenthorpe are poised to lift the Solly Central Yorkshire League Premier Division title for the third year in a row after a dramatic last over win against Townville.
The reigning champions recovered from 90-5 to reach 217-6 thanks to a sixth wicket stand of 90 between Eric Austin (67 not out) and Greig Batty. Townville needed 25 to win off the last over, but could manage only 21 and finished on 214-7 as Wrenthorpe scraped home by three runs.
The First Division championship race is set for a dramatic finale on Saturday with four teams in with a chance of winning the title.
Reigning champions Woodlands, who were 45 points clear at the start of August, have seen their lead cut to four points after their third successive defeat and now only 11 points separate the top four sides.
York have won the Yorkshire ECB League championship for the sixth year in a row, pipping Harrogate for the title after Harrogate had led the table for most of the season.
They made sure of the title by beating their rivals by 140 runs at Clifton Park after making a formidable 289-5. Ryan McKendry scored an outstanding 140 and shared a fifth wicket partnership with Nick Kay, who who was undefeated on 57.
York will play Wanstead & Snaresbrook in the Kingfisher Beer Cup Final after both sides enjoyed comfortable wins in their respective semi final ties.
In York, the hosts welcomed Bamford Fieldhouse from the Saddleworth & District League in Lancashire who had a number of star names to call including ex-Lancashire and England wicketkeeper Warren Hegg, who was captain for the day, and Chris Schofield, who less than a year ago helped Surrey to the CB40 title at Lord's.
Reed CC were have been crowned the Yorkshire Tea Village Cup champions after beating five-times finalists Woodhouse Grange by six wickets in a thrilling final at Lord's.
Tom Greaves was the hero of the day, leading Reedâ€™s pursuit of 185 with a blistering 51 from 49 balls that included seven fours. Earlier he had claimed 2 for 22 in nine probing overs of offspin, including a wicket first ball.
Wimbledon Cricket Club won the ECB National Club t20 Finals with a convincing seven wicket victory over Northern Cricket Club at Edgbaston yesterday.
Wimbledon, who also won the Surrey Championship this season, took early wickets with disciplined bowling from Darren Hooey (3-28), Will Leith (2-11) and captain Neil Turk (2-8) to bowl Northern out for 90 in the final over.
Pudsey Congs won at leaders Woodlands by one wicket after a dramatic last over on a day of exciting finishes in the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division. It was only Woodlands second defeat of the season.
The defending champions posted 201-8 with Simon Mason (44) and Chris Brice putting on 65 for the third wicket and, when Mason was out, Brice continued to hold the innings together finishing on 73 not out.
Cricketers from the villages of Reed in Hertfordshire and Woodhouse Grange in North Yorkshire will pit their cricketing skills against each other when they meet at Lordâ€™s on Sunday 9th September to contest the final of the 2012 Village Cup, sponsored by Yorkshire Tea.
To get to Lordâ€™s, both sides have progressed through six regional knock-out rounds followed by a national quarter and semi-final.
Valley End CC added another notch to their cricketing bedpost with a resounding win over Brentwood CC in the final of the Conference Cup played at Amersham CC last Monday. Every player in this Valley End team started playing at the club as a junior and has been a big part of the incredible success of the club over recent years â€“ Valley End CC won the Village Cup at Lord's in 2008.
After a long, wet, challenging season, the Kingfisher Beer Cup is down to the penultimate stages with the semi-finals due to take place on 26th August. York CC will be hosting Bamford Fieldhouse CC and Havant CC will be hosting Wanstead & Snarebrook CC for what is set to be a tense weekend!