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 […]
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Craven Cricket League interviews of clubs, players, umpires and officials.
Want to buy your own cricket ground? Well, one’s for sale in Haworth
Do you like the idea of owning your own cricket ground? Well, now you can, if you’re quick. The former home of Haworth West End Cricket Club, high above the village of Haworth in West Yorkshire is for sale – by informal tender. The deadline for sealed bids to Dacre, Son & Hartley Keighley is […]
A nod and a munch to the best cricket teas in Yorkshire
This article on the cricket teas of Yorkshire; a specialist subject of mine was originally published in 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 […]
Haworth Cricket Club: A scenic postage stamp
A dapper gentleman shepherds us into a car parking berth in the middle of Haworth. It transpires he is an author and has set up a stall to sell copies. It’s £4 to park all day via the machine or £10 for a copy of his book and the parking included. Rows of cars have […]
Craven Cricket League: Time to shake things up?
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 […]
Craven Cricket League faces umpiring crisis
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 […]
Can a cricket club survive just on cricket anymore?
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 […]
Craven Cricket League: Karahi and hawk-eyed umpiring
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 […]
What could a Yorkshire League Knockout Cup look like for 2020?
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 […]
Airedale Cricket Club deliver views and showstopper cakes
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 […]