Articles that celebrate the people and places across the recreational game in Yorkshire.


Saltburn Sharks toast U19 T20 county success

Saltburn Sharks recently became champions of the Durham Cricket Board’s County U19 Club competition after a rousing finale at the Emirates Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street. The Sharks are Saltburn Cricket Club’s under-19 side and had a long route to county honours this season given that the North Yorkshire South Durham Cricket League (NYSD), of which Saltburn are part, have so… Read more →

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Heavy Woollen Cup Final delivers tradition and pies

On assignment for The Cricket Paper, this year’s Heavy Woollen Cup Final was a welcome return to Bradford Premier League leaders and 2017 hosts, Hanging Heaton. A trip back in April had involved ketchup-slathered chips, a talk to Townville’s West Indian overseas player Shkym Haynes and an appreciation for Hanging Heaton’s early league credentials. This time, Woodlands were back in… Read more →

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Meet Scott: back on the cricket field after his second kidney transplant

There are extraordinary cricket matches in Yorkshire every week if you know where to look. None more so than Great Britain Transplant Cricket Club (GBTCC) against Lucky Stars Australia Transplant Cricket Club that took place over two days at Sandal CC back in July. That’s right. There’s a UK representative side for cricketers who have received life-saving transplants. They tour… Read more →

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