With around six weeks to go until they hope to start the season, the Mewies Solicitors Craven League, which covers a large area from Bradford to East Lancashire, are facing an umpiring crisis. On Cricket Yorkshire, we’ll be looking at all aspect of recreational cricket, including how clubs and leagues encourage more umpires to start […]
Craven Cricket League
Craven Cricket League interviews of clubs, players, umpires and officials.
Bill Marshall asks: can a cricket club survive these days merely by being a cricket club? Probably not, which is why Craven Cricket League club Hepworth & Idle have started and are continuing to spread their wings in different directions. They realise that to stand still is to go backwards and want to become an […]
This Craven Cricket League Covid Group B match saw Bingley Congs 1st XI welcome Cowling to Beckfoot Lane. Cowling might be a village on the A6068 towards that hazy Bermuda Triangle where Yorkshire meets Lancashire but I noticed their shirt sponsor was definitely White Rose; Azeems of Keighley do a mean chicken karahi. I arrived […]
This article has been updated as of 20 November 2019 Those of you who are regular readers of Cricket Yorkshire will know that I flag up the quality of the cricket teas around the county during my adventures. Purely for academic purposes and nothing whatsoever to do with a voracious sweet tooth, I’ve built an […]
Each summer, writer and photographer Andrew Gallon explores the length and breadth of Yorkshire cricket and further afield. Having visited hundreds of clubs across the region over the years, he knows his Hanging Heaton from his Holmfirth and Townville from Tickhill. I asked Andrew to ponder the art of the possible around a Yorkshire League […]
Sometimes the best cricket experiences are the ones that catch you by surprise. I went along to Airedale Cricket Club, outside Keighley, a month back ostensibly to just watch. It’s inevitable as a cricket writer that you look for stories everywhere. I can find it difficult to just take in a game without any obligation […]