Craven Cricket League 2019 Champions Crossflatts are moving to the Bradford Premier League for 2021. It is a decision that piqued my curiosity as I’ve tracked the progress of Crossflatts (including their All Stars success) and even bowled a few overs at their place. The Bradford Cricket League’s expansion (after merging with the Central Yorkshire […]
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Airedale Cricket Club deliver views and showstopper cakes
Sometimes the best cricket experiences are the ones that catch you by surprise. I went along to Airedale Cricket Club, outside Keighley, a month back ostensibly to just watch. It’s inevitable as a cricket writer that you look for stories everywhere. I can find it difficult to just take in a game without any obligation […]
Rejoicing at cricket in Silsden & Addingham
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 […]
How do cricket clubs recruit new players?
It is a running joke at my local cricket club that Graeme, our 3rd XI captain, is like the Craven Cricket League’s version of Harry Rednapp when it comes his ability to rack up the new signings. At a time when some clubs are struggling to put out sides or fulfil fixtures due to a […]
Are cup competitions losing their shine?
After getting on for nearly ten years running cricketyorkshire.com, I’d like to think I can spot a trend or two in Yorkshire cricket. One such evolution that seems to stretch across many clubs and leagues involves the glory of the cup and in some quarters, its diminishing appeal. Some leagues force their clubs to enter […]
Fryup, anyone? Still off the beaten track
Cricket Yorkshire continues to welcome a raft of new writers (see Write for Cricket Yorkshire, if you’re interested) and Tony Hutton is the latest contributor with his incredible knowledge of Yorkshire club cricket. I’ve been fortunate to know Tony for quite a few years and we bump into each other everywhere from a windswept Weetwood […]