HARROGATE & DISTRICT EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE

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NEWS

CB ATKINSON TROPHY FINAL 2018 - DUE TO WEATHER POSTPONED - TO BE PLAYED 30 JULY


Onto the next Cup Final ...... Due to the storm last Monday, this year's CB Atkinson Trophy Final will now take place on Monday 30th July. North Stainley will take on Markington, this should be a cracker of a match as North Stainley are currently flying high and dominating the top spot in Division 3 and Markington are in a rich vein of form in at the moment smashing all in their way chasing Stainley for the title...

Scotton CC are once again providing the hospitality and facilities they have become legendary for on cup final nights


VENUE:     Scotton CC

START TIME:             6:15pm

 North Stainley             v               Markington



ADDISON CUP FINAL 2018 - Knaresborough Forest A WIN


Knaresborough Forest A 139-7, Beckwithshaw 95

Congratulations to Forest on winning the first silverware of the season



ADDISON CUP FINAL 2018


DON'T FORGET ...... this year's Addison Cup Final takes place this coming Monday when Knaresborough Forest A will take on holders Beckwithshaw on Beckwithshaw's home turf


VENUE:     Beckwithshaw CC

START TIME:             6:15pm

Knaresborough Forest A            v              Beckwithshaw              



15 May- Bishop Thornton CC - Change of Home Venue


With immediate effect Bishop Thornton CC will play all their Home games at Darley CC



26 April - Ripon CC Withdrawal from the League


Unfortunately Ripon CC have had to withdraw their team from Division Two.

Ripon will be removed from the fixture list and all the league & cup matches they were involved in will now become "free weeks".



Bill Daniel


Unfortunately we have received the sad news that Bill Daniel has passed away aged 91.


Bill was a Life Member of the League, had previously served on the Management Committee and also umpired after long service as a playing member and official at Scarcroft CC and NPower CC


Bill's last duty on behalf of the League was to present the George Greaves Cup (as he did every year in memory of his friend)


His funeral will be held at 11am St Paul's Church, Shadwell on Saturday 10th March followed by refreshments at the New Inn, Scarcroft (Family flowers only)



Darley Withdrawal from the League


Unfortunately due to a shortage of players Darley CC have had to withdraw their team from Division Two.

Darley will be removed from the fixture list and all the league & cup matches they were involved in will now become "free weeks".



League & Cup Fixtures 2018


2018 League and Cup Fixtures have now been added to the website


Some points to note:-


The Yorkshire Show is 10-12 July so free week Wednesday 11th


In Division 2 Harrogate have 3 dates they can't play at home I have avoided two but flipping the 3rd fixture on 1st August will mean Follifoot would have 3 home in a row first half and then 3 away in a row fixtures on the reverse half, they can either arrange to play on an alternative ground or Harrogate can give up home advantage and play both fixtures at Follifoot


In Division 4 Corinthians home matches are to be played at Whixley CC this year


In Division 5 fixtures this year have been a bit awkward, unfortunately some teams may have 3 home or away games in a row at some time during the season, however there will be 15 games in total teams playing each other 3 times (twice home/ once away or once home/ twice away).

15 Matches means that one match will have to be mutually arranged to be played on any agreeable date before the 8th August, just let me know when you have arranged to play and let me have the result as usual


Cup final venues have yet to be confirmed, I will update when I have the info.


Cheers, any problems you know where I am, otherwise have a good season


Win in style, lose with pride, respect the game, enjoy yourselves!!


Martin