Alex Miller, a committee member at Ben Rhydding Cricket Club, explains his club’s move to the Nidderdale Cricket League. Cricket clubs do change cricket leagues. It’s not revolutionary but there’s been two interesting examples with cricket clubs opting for something different in 2021. Ben Rhydding swapping Aire-Wharfe cricket for the Nidderdale Cricket League caught my […]
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Here, Kevin Owens shares his thoughts on a cricket club where the youth policy starts at 40. The Forty Club’s motto is ‘inspiring cricketers to enjoy a lifelong love of cricket’. Quite a statement indeed, but given the club played its first game in 1937 and is reputed to be the largest wandering cricket club […]
A trip to Rawdon Cricket Club last Saturday to watch their firsts at home to Pool in the Aire-Wharfe Cricket League proved to be an exercise in patience. No sooner had we left the sanctuary of the car than a sooty, pregnant cloud unleashed a brief but biblical ice storm, raining down hail from up […]
An afternoon of exploring Yorkshire cricket grounds I’d never been to before began with a trip to Silsden Cricket Club who are aiming to rebuild after switching from the Aire-Wharfe Cricket League to the Craven Cricket League. We tipped up just as the home side were warming up; a prerequisite on a day where it […]
Martin Wildsmith of Tong Park Esholt Cricket Club looks at the costs to cricket clubs to run the game and the challenges that come with that.
It was a crisp March morning inside the Carnegie Pavilion when BBC Radio Leeds’ cricket commentator Jonathan Doidge joined me to gaze out at the Headingley outfield and talk county cricket, the club scene and all things sport. The Doidge name will already be known to many of you across club cricket in West Yorkshire […]