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

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How to get the best from cricket club insurance

At this time of year, secretaries and committee members are mapping out the year ahead and cricket club insurance inevitably falls under their remit. January is often when insurance will come up on the agenda at cricket club meetings with renewal dates ticking round and, in association with our partner ExtraCover Insurance, it felt the right time to offer some… Read more →

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The Winter Tour: January cricket in the Yorkshire Dales

The drive from the direction of Leeds to the village of Appletreewick in the Yorkshire Dales took us intrepid cricket explorers through sumptuous scenery. After the vast panorama dropping down past the Cow and Calf to Ilkley, there is leafy decadence as we zipped past Bolton Abbey Cricket Club and onto our destination in Wharfedale. Parked at The New Inn… Read more →

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Mark & Charlie’s Story: Opening Up Cricket

December 14th, 2012, is seared into the memory of Mark Boyns (left) who learnt his friend Alex Miller had taken his own life. Alex and Mark were close friends who played cricket together at Sefton Park Cricket Club in the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition. They also shared a common affliction: depression. As Mark describes it: “I simply couldn’t function without… Read more →

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How cricket clubs can stay out of trouble on social media 😳 

Let me take you back to a dark Wednesday afternoon earlier in November. In the Cricket Yorkshire office, I am reading the Yorkshire Cricket Board’s disciplinary regulations for cricket leagues, updated in October 2017, line-by-line. Why? Well, I’ll be honest…there was a moment as the chocolate chip cookies dried up when I asked myself the same question. ** This dive… Read more →

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