Former Kent & England bowler Alan Igglesden, affectionately known as Iggy, died on 1 November 2021, aged 57, after a long battle with brain cancer. I first met Iggy for an article in The Cricketer Magazine; the original interview (read below) came about through a combination of Twitter and the offer of ginger cake. I […]
Craven Cricket League
Craven Cricket League interviews of clubs, players, umpires and officials.
Bill Marshall talks to Craven League secretary, Peter Foster, about the challenge of losing clubs and the committee’s plans to give the league a new lease of life. Just how does a grassroots cricket league stop the haemorrhaging of clubs from within their membership? Of course, some leagues react too late to the bleeding, while […]
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 […]
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 […]