Freedoms and forward-defences: Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls

The BBC Three film Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls is an absolute must-see documentary available on iPlayer. There are moments of wit, courage, selflessness and from the accents to the urban landscape, it is unmistakably Yorkshire. At its heart are the stories from an Asian girls’ cricket team who formed at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford and grabbed headlines by… Read more →

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Have your say in the Cricket Yorkshire Reader Survey

Your views always matter here at CYHQ and this is the time of year when I ask for readers to share their opinions on: What articles you like What interviews you want How the website performs on desktop/mobile What products/services you are willing to buy here It’s been a really encouraging year with more people reading the Cricket Yorkshire website… Read more →

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A nod and a munch to the best cricket teas in Yorkshire

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 encyclopaedia over the years in my head of those Yorkshire grounds where a satisfying cricket… Read more →

Nick Webster and Joe Root (Super 1s)

Disability Cricket: Super 1s has arrived in Yorkshire!

Super 1s is a recent cricketing success story that has now come to Yorkshire. It offers young people with disabilities, aged 12-25, the opportunity to regularly play cricket and had its official launch at the end of May in London, backed by none other than Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Through the creation of community cricket hubs, funded by the Lords… Read more →

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Martin Ivill on life as Yorkshire Over 60s cricket captain

Nowhere in the lyrics by the Beatles of ‘When I’m 64’ does it mention scrapping against the new ball on a sapping afternoon at Kirkstall Educational in the Over 60s County Championship. Such reticence by John Lennon and Paul McCartney reflects the fact that even though cricket is viewed as a game where we can play to an age where joints… Read more →

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Is this the most incredible scorecard of the cricket season?

Hampsthwaite Firsts vs Ouseburn 2nd XI in Division Four of the Nidderdale Cricket League wouldn’t, at first glance, be an obvious fixture to showcase on the Cricket Yorkshire Podcast. However, this match has one of the most eye-catching scorecards you’ll see this season. It features a sizzling double-hundred, a record-breaking tenth-wicket partnership and a victory that flipped the formbook on… Read more →

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