HARROGATE & DISTRICT EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE

Probably the Oldest Evening Cricket League in the World

NEWS

REMINDER - Young Player of the Year Award & Individual Averages 2017 

Every year the League Award the John Barrett Trophy to the Young Player of the Year, Clubs are asked to nominate players (either from their own club or from opposition sides) along with their reasons for the nomination to the League Management Committee (via the Match Secretary) for their consideration. 

As per Rule 11(c), Individual Averages for League batting and bowling must be submitted to the Match Secretary by the end of August to be considered for awards.
The criteria for qualification this year is:-

Batting Average
Divisions 1, 3, 4 & 5      -     Six Innings and 200 Runs
Division 2 (only 7 teams)  -  5 Innings and 171 Runs

Bowling Average (NOT economy rate!)
Divisions 1, 3, 4 & 5      -      14 Wickets
Division 2 (only 7 teams)  -   12 Wickets

Points to note:
Only League Games Count - Cup games do NOT
Only matches for the A team OR the B team in their respective divisions count (not a combination of both!)
Scores from matches started but abandoned due to the weather ARE included.

Lastly,

If your club does not submit their averages you will NOT be considered for an award. If this happens do not go to Twitter like a child to call the league liars, cheats and of fixing the winner because you believe you should have won, find out why before you throw accusations publicly, and do not criticise the way the league is run, unless you are also soon to be offering your help!!

Thanks, and send those Averages and Young Player nominations in before September :-)

CUP FINALS 2017

Monday 10th July - Addison Cup

Knaresborough A vs. Beckwithshaw at Knaresborough CC
Beckwithshaw 116-5 beat Knaresborough A 101-8

Monday 17th July - CB Atkinson Trophy

Burnt Yates A vs. Whixley at Knaresborough Forest CC
Whixley 133-5 lost to Burnt Yates A 137-5

Monday 24th July - George Greaves Cup

Spofforth vs. Studley Royal B at Ripon CC
Spofforth 118-6 beat Studley Royal B 86-6

DIVISION TWO -WITHDRAWAL OF LITTLE RIBSTON

After struggling to fulfil fixtures and field a full side all season so far unfortunately Little Ribston have regretfully, despite their best efforts to continue, had to inform the League Secretary of their intention to withdraw from the league with immediate effect.

All future fixtures with Little Ribston in Division will now be "byes" and teams involved will have a free week.
To be fair to all teams, all points gained in previous matches have been removed and the tables adjusted accordingly

Please ensure Division 2 captains are aware

CHANGE TO DIVISION 5/6 FIXTURES

Due to the withdrawal of Little Ribston B from the league there are now 8 teams in the bottom division allowing the fixtures to be re-done so it becomes a full season with no free weeks and no "play-offs".
There is now no division 6
Please make sure that you update your club records so there is no confusion regarding opponents and venues during the season.

In the Greaves Cup Rainton now have a "BYE" in the first round and go straight through to meet Spofforth in the Semi Final on 26th June


IMPORTANT - EVENING LEAGUE AGM, CHANGE OF DATE & TIME

Please be aware that due to circumstances beyond our control (local elections and a Brownlee brother!!) the AGM of the Evening League will now be held at Knaresborough CC on Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7:30pm prompt and not as previously stated, remember ALL clubs need to be represented

INDIVIDUAL AVERAGE WINNERS 2016

BATTING
DIVPLAYERCLUBIRNOAVEHS
1Aaron BrunnerKnaresborough Forest A7522074.57152*
2Miles SuttonPateley Bridge8352370.4090
3Rob HainsworthDarley8278246.33115*
4Richard GrimeWath & Melmerby 6264388.00
5Dan AtkinsonKillinghall64893163.00150*
6Craig RobsonKnaresborough Forest B6211370.3354*
BOWLING
DIVPLAYERCLUBOMRWAVEBB
1Graham ShorterGoldsborough A33.003131718.41
2Mike EglinPateley Bridge24.511551212.92
3Michael BeecroftDarley32.011981118.00
4Graham BassittMarkington25.05103176.065-4
5Lewis O'Donnell (U14)North Stainley17.3082117.45
6Rob EllisKnaresborough Forest B38.081821611.383-8

3rd AUGUST - END OF 2016 SEASON!

Congratulations to all the Cup and Division winners and runners up, commiserations to all those that ended up in positions they didn't wish to be in.

The relegation places are dependent on how many teams enter or leave the league before next season - so all may not be lost!

!! END OF SEASON LEAGUE AVERAGES !!

Please pay attention to rule 11(c) regarding the submission of individual averages:-

(c)
Funds permitting, suitable prizes shall be awarded to League Champions, and winners of individual batting and bowling averages.
A minimum of 6 innings and 200 runs for batting, and a minimum of 14 wickets for bowling or the equivalent proportion in divisions with more or fewer teams are required to qualify.
Clubs must submit individual averages for consideration to the Assistant League Secretary no later than August 31st each year.
Scores from abandoned matches will count in the calculation of divisional averages but scores from cup games are excluded.

For the 2016 season the criteria is as follows;
Divisions 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 - Six innings & 200 runs Batting, 14 wickets Bowling
Division 3 - FIVE innings & 171 runs Batting, 12 wickets Bowling

If no-one qualifies please send the closest you have or let me know you have no qualifiers.

Please email me with as much detail as possible to brown_9@talktalk.net by the last day of August deadline to be considered

Also please send your club's nomination for young player of the year to the same email address, with a brief summary of why the management committee should consider them for the award

Many thanks

Martin