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 […]
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Halifax Cricket League articles and interviews of clubs, players, umpires and officials.
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 […]
Since 2011, Cricketyorkshire.com has been promoting all forms of Yorkshire cricket from interviews with Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid to hundreds of club visits and talking with those that so impressively power the grassroots game. That’s over a million words, thousands of photos and yes, a few cricket teas along the way. Going […]
The Spencer Wilson Halifax Cricket League annual dinner and awards presentation evening ended up being quite the knees-up. A chance to meet some of the clubs I’ve visited over the last decade and celebrate individual and team achievements, this was billed as home of hill top and valley bottom assembling en masse. On an evening […]
As I write this, the November rain is peppering the windows of the Cricket Yorkshire office. A journey into town for supplies had meant I returned home resembling a deep-sea diver who’d just returned to the surface. It’s a funny time of year. There’s a smattering of indoor cricket leagues starting up and pockets of […]