Theakston Nidderdale League: Starbeck dazzle at Spofforth
Cricket Yorkshire
by Mark Doherty
4d ago
‘Spofforth is the centre of the universe’ – a schoolfriend once said in all seriousness to answer a question posed by the young unsuspecting geography teacher during a lesson one Thursday afternoon at Harrogate Grammar School. Now, being totally honest, he probably knew that wasn’t the case, but watching the reactions of the only adult ..read more
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Bilton pay King’s ransom in Roundhay Park
Cricket Yorkshire
by John Fuller
5d ago
Having not been for years, the prospect of a return to Roundhay Park was an appealing one.  The rough plan was to take in some of North Leeds’ Aire-Wharfe League Division One game with Bilton and perhaps a dip over to watch Leeds Gladiators of the Dales Council League at the Roundhay Oval.   The first ..read more
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Women’s softball: Richmondshire win at Knaresborough Forest
Cricket Yorkshire
by Mark Doherty
5d ago
Sunday arrived and I was certainly worried about the weather. The forecast over the weekend was very unsettled, with threats of drizzle and longer showers, potentially disrupting games scheduled on both days. I’d looked at the fixture lists for the next few weeks on Monday, pencilling in various destinations, trying to ensure that I continued ..read more
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Ryedale Beckett League: Thornton Dale defeat Ampleforth
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by Andrew Gallon
5d ago
If you don’t like the weather in Britain, wait an hour. There’s a lot of truth in the saying, usually trotted out by knowing locals to overseas holidaymakers. I was reminded of it recently when, a mere 45 minutes before the scheduled start of a Thursday evening fixture at Thornton Dale Cricket Club, whipped up ..read more
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Pontefract & District League: Down to the wire at Feverley Hills
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by Andrew Gallon
5d ago
Two days before my trip to Thornton Dale, I had been in the markedly different surroundings of Featherstone, a former pit village synonymous with – and renowned for ­– rugby league. They used to say, if you were after a decent scrum-half, all you had to do was whistle down the shaft of one of ..read more
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Home from home with Romany Cricket Club
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by Cricket Yorkshire
1w ago
Peter Hockin from Romany Cricket Club shares stories and the popularity of friendlies in Yorkshire. **** The Romany was formed in 1902 and have been playing friendly matches ever since except for the war years.  We used to play most Saturdays and Sundays but more and more of the opposition joined leagues which meant that ..read more
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Rachael Mackenzie: Inspiring women and girls in cricket and life
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by John Fuller
1w ago
Rachael Mackenzie has an extraordinary story to tell. A thai boxing class at university ultimately led to incredible success in a rise to the top of the women’s world rankings in two weight categories. A switch to boxing was no less impressive as she became England boxing champion and is now a keynote speaker on ..read more
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Quaid e Azam Sunday Cricket League T20 Finals
Cricket Yorkshire
by John Fuller
1w ago
The final day of June became a bonus dose of T20 cricket from Roberts Park in Saltaire, after a planned event at the Bradford Literature Festival was cancelled. It was an overcast day that threatened rain but thankfully, none materialised which meant an uninterrupted programme for the Quaid e Azam Sunday Cricket League’s T20 Finals ..read more
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Licking cows, special teas and new nets as Pickering visit Pannal
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by Mark Doherty
1w ago
I love grounds like Pannal; secluded from the main road, transporting you away from everyday life, almost suspending normality. There are still the distant sounds of cars travelling on the main road that runs between Harrogate and Leeds, and the occasional blast of the train’s horn to signal its final approach to Pannal Station ..read more
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Mick Savage Trophy action from Penistone Cricket Club
Cricket Yorkshire
by Andrew Gallon
1w ago
Penistone Cricket Club’s Queen Street ground could look very different when the 2025 Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League season gets underway. The club, whose First XI play – and are going great guns – in Division Two, the league’s fourth tier, hope next spring to unveil a state-of-the-art pavilion. According to Penistone Cricket & Sports ..read more
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