As we look ahead to recreational cricket outdoors in England during 2022, what will be the trends and challenges for the grassroots game? Coronavirus is still very much with us though we collectively have the experiences of the past 2 years to call upon in managing any future restrictions or setbacks. I’ve said it before […]
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Who should be in this year’s Cricket Yorkshire 50?
The Cricket Yorkshire 50 shortlist is back for 2021 – and you’re invited to share who you think should be included!It’s been going a few years now but the Cricket Yorkshire 50 is this website’s annual shortlist of 50 names across Yorkshire recreational cricket. It’s a chance to celebrate the achievements of players, officials, coaches, […]
What does the badge say about your cricket club?
A cricket club emblem is an integral part of its history and identity. Literally a badge of honour. But what does it say about that cricket club? I was doing some freelance work which involved interviewing Leeds & Broomfield Cricket Club in Kent recently. Their new logo is about a year old; elegant and professional. […]
ECB guides cricket clubs on how to re-open their outdoor facilities
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has issued new guidelines to cricket clubs on the future use of outdoor facilities in England. In doing so, it has shed some light but, for me at least, provoked a hundred other questions. The governing body was drawing sharp, online criticism in certain quarters for their lack […]
White Rose Forum keeps Yorkshire CCC fans connected
The White Rose Forum is proof that amid the breakneck speed of technology and snowballing innovation online, a chance for a natter about cricket without emojis or character limits has its unquestionable place. A Yorkshire cricket forum can be a thriving community, a hotbed of debate or a place where people grumble and throw stones […]
Want to play club cricket overseas this winter?
In partnership with CricX – The Cricket Exchange Agency, we’re looking at opportunities for club cricketers to play overseas this winter. Here’s the really good news. Whether you’re a Minor Counties batsman, an ECB Premier League wicketkeeper or a bowler in the lower leagues, there are clubs in Australia and New Zealand that want you […]
Home is where the heart is for Dickie Bird
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) is a charity that helps those who are born with congenital heart disease in Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire. Cricket Yorkshire has teamed up with the CHSF to showcase their efforts across the region and to hear from their ambassador, the one-and-only Dickie Bird OBE. On an overcast morning, I met […]
Cricket Yorkshire 50: Fifty winners from the recreational game in Yorkshire
The Cricket Yorkshire 50 is my annual shortlist of superstars picked from the recreational game in the county. The CY50 is in its third year and always one of the most popular and fiercely debated articles of the year for the website. Ok, so there are no glittering trophies, red carpet catwalks or paparazzi but […]
VIDEO: Six points on Saturday – Pudsey St Lawrence (1986)
It is 1986. The Pudsey St Lawrence players stroll out onto the field with proper cable-knit jumpers, impressive moustaches as well as bouffant hairdos that look like they could stand up to the rigours of Yorkshire’s weather. As the Yorkshire Television commentary states as a matter of fact: “Every emotion on display at county level […]
Latest: Yorkshire’s Premier League Winter Transfers
Each year, Cricket Yorkshire does a transfer roundup ahead of the first ECB Premier League games in Yorkshire (normally mid-April). Well, given football has its transfer window, it felt like an apt time to offer a mid-winter transfer update across Yorkshire’s four ECB Premier leagues, in addition to the pre-season article in a few months […]