In the last decade, cricket clubs in Yorkshire have been battered repeatedly by the wave of storms to hit the UK. Dudley, Eunice and Franklin might sound friendly enough but the hat-trick of meteorological havoc that arrived on these shores in a single week in February 2022 was unprecedented. Volunteers at cricket clubs find themselves […]
Halifax Cricket League
Halifax Cricket League articles and interviews of clubs, players, umpires and officials.
On 18 July, the Halifax Cricket League’s Vocation Brewery T20 Finals Day produced a showstopper. How many cricketers in Yorkshire (or across the world for that matter) have hit two hundreds in a single day? Rob Laycock of Booth Cricket Club did just that as his club retained their T20 title. For those that appreciate […]
Andrew Gallon savours the views at Warley for this Halifax Cricket League Premier Division match against Blackley. Having lived in Calderdale between 1973 and 1983, a period spanning the formative ages of eight and 18, I’m a bit biased about the district’s scandalously underrated scenery. It’s no accident, however, that many cricket enthusiasts believe the […]
Cricketer Chris Metcalf shares his candid story about struggling with mental health and the unexpected power of a cricket bat sticker. Warning: This article contains references to self-harm and depression. Life changed dramatically for Chris Metcalf when he woke up suddenly in the middle of the night and, in his own words: ‘I thought I […]
Andrew Gallon reflects on his journeys across Yorkshire club cricket as an avid ‘groundhopper.’ From the best views, finest cricket teas and strangest geography, dozens of clubs feature in his round-up: The arcane practice of groundhopping – watching matches at as many different grounds as possible – is fairly well known in football. There are […]
The Halifax Cricket League recently got involved with Halifax SOS; a local fundraising initiative aimed at supporting grassroots sport in the region. Coronavirus has brought so much to a juddering halt and this was an example of community activism at its best. Snowflake Media, who put the ticketed online event together, decided to split […]