Club Cricket

Drama As Woodlands Retain League Title

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.
22 September 2012

Wrenthorpe Win Solly Central Yorkshire League

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.
20 September 2012

York End 37-Year Wait With Kingfisher Beer Cup Win

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.
17 September 2012

Wrenthorpe On Verge Of Title Hat-Trick

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.
12 September 2012

Grandstand Finish In Store For Bradford League

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.
12 September 2012

York Win Sixth Premier League Title In A Row

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.
11 September 2012

York And Wansted Reach Kingfisher Beer Cup Final

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.
10 September 2012

Reed Celebrate National Village Cup Win 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 Reed’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.
10 September 2012

Wimbledon Win ECB National Club T20 Championship

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.
7 September 2012

Pudsey Congs Beat Woodlands By One Wicket

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.
5 September 2012

Village Cricketers Prepare For Lord's Final

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 Lord’s on Sunday 9th September to contest the final of the 2012 Village Cup, sponsored by Yorkshire Tea. To get to Lord’s, both sides have progressed through six regional knock-out rounds followed by a national quarter and semi-final.
3 September 2012

Kingsnorth Majestic In Valley End CC Conference Cup Win

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 – Valley End CC won the Village Cup at Lord's in 2008.
31 August 2012

Season's Coming To An End? Time To Get Your Fundraising Hats On

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!
22 August 2012

Woodlands Increase Their Lead

They bowled out Mills for 131 with overseas player Sarfraz Ahmed taking 5-34 and Pieter Swanepoel 4-42, but they found themselves in trouble after sliding to 64-6 before Sarfraz came to their rescue, guiding them to a two wicket victory with a disciplined innings of 38 not out.
21 August 2012

Harrogate Smash Scarborough But Miss Out On Double

The following day York had to settle for six points in their match against Rotherham. Snell was in even better form, hitting 17 fours in his 140 while Oliver Hairs made 70 in York’s total of 293-3. However, Rotherham denied them maximum points as they replied with 228-7 with Stuart Guy (90) and his brother, former Yorkshire wicket keeper Simon (47) their top scorers.
21 August 2012

Woodlands' 15-Match Unbeaten Run Ends

Leaders Woodlands’ 15-match unbeaten run came to an end when they suffered a 51-run home defeat against Lightcliffe to give renewed hope to the chasing pack in the First Division title race. Chris Taylor made 63 and Alex Stead 55 to enable Lightcliffe to reach 220-6 before bowling out the defending champions for 169, slow left arm bowler Chris Greenwood taking 3-58. Woodlands’ top scorers were opener Sam Frankland with 48 and Chris Brice 34.
15 August 2012

Neston's Young Guns One Game Away From Televised Cricket Final

Neston's youthful 1st XI cricket team is one victory away from appearing live on national TV. The Cheshire Premier League side, nicknamed the Shrimpers, play Northern from the Liverpool Competition on Sunday (August 19) for the right to play on Sky Sports next month in the National Finals day of the ECB T20 competition at Edgbaston.
15 August 2012

England Cricket Legend Paul Nixon Coaches Kibworth Cricket Club U11s

Just weeks after the players met Andrew Strauss and watched the England team train at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Nixon coached the Under 11s at their club in Leicestershire. The former England wicketkeeper passed on techniques that he learnt from his experience in the England team and gave one-to-one coaching.
10 August 2012

Club Cricket - MVP Ratings Update

We take a look at the latest Cricket World Club Most Valuable Player Ratings as the club cricket season begins its final full month.
9 August 2012

South West & Wales Club Cricket Round-Up - July 2012

Cricket World look at the state of play across the 26 ECB Premier Leagues at the end of July in our monthly club cricket league round-up.
5 August 2012

Mr Predictor - Who Will Be England's Next Coach?