This time, South Kirby is the focus, thanks to an article by Linda Dewhirst whose husband Paul was skipper of South Kirkby Colliery Cricket Club in the 90s who still play in the Pontefract Cricket League. The feature is a look back at the culture of a cricket club, observations of a working mens […]
This weekend produced an extraordinary Dales Council Cricket League match the likes of which you’ll never have seen before. It poses so many questions. One team in Bradford hit over 500 in 45 overs. Yes, you did read that right. It’s the first instance I’ve ever seen of a triple hundred scored in a limited-overs […]
If you think about it, generations of families have sustained cricket clubs the length and breadth of the country for years. Every club I’ve been involved with during 30 years of playing club cricket has had a number of families at its heart. Thanks to journalist Bill Marshall who put this little report together below […]
Have you heard the one about the bunch of overweight, badly-shaped 40+ year olds trying to play cricket 10 years after retirement? No? Allow me to introduce you to The Travelling Exiles. We’re a squad of 30 or so former cricketers in the Hull area who have launched a T20 side for 2019 to raise […]
Martin Wildsmith of Tong Park Esholt Cricket Club looks at the costs to cricket clubs to run the game and the challenges that come with that.
Author Jeremy Lonsdale examines how Yorkshire cricket clubs faced the challenges of starting again in April 1919, after the First World War. *** Exactly 100 years ago this month, the first cricket season after the First World War got under way as all over Yorkshire local clubs again took to the field. After the […]