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CRICKET DEVELOPMENT 'DROP-IN' EVENT: Together with the YCB, the local Area Cricket Council are to hold a 'drop-in' event at Heworth CC on Tuesday 24th January at Heworth CC starting at 7.30pm. This follows the highly successful event held at Sherburn CC in December where a number of cricket exhibitors are available to speak to club officials on an informal basis. Exhibitors range from fundraising specialists to coach education advice. The event is totally free of charge, and books are not required.

Hull Zingari  will be holding indoor net sessions for junior and senior players and new players will be made very welcome.  JUNIORS  Haltemprice Sports Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby  .10 Sundays 6pm - 8pm starting February 12. SENIORS Hymers College Sports Hall,Hymers Avenue,Hull. 9 Fridays 6.30pm - 8.30pm starting January 27. 

HUNTERS T20 BLAST DRAW

The draw for the 2017 Hunters T20 Blast has thrown together some great match ups as the sides from Yorkshire League North aim to be the first to get their name on the trophy. The format remains the same as last year with the clubs split into four groups of three, teams in each groups play on a round-robin basis with the group winners progressing to Finals Day at Scarborough's iconic North Marine Road ground on Sunday July 9th.

Group A is likely to be the most hotly contested with two of last season's top four in the Premier League paired together as YORK host SHERIFF HUTTON BRIDGE joining those two will be STAMFORD BRIDGE, who will be looking to avenge the defeat suffered at the hands of Sheriff Hutton Bridge at the same stage last season.

Reigning League champions, and one of the four groups winners last season, HARROGATE visit competition newcomers EASINGWOLD with SCARBOROUGH making up the trio at Back Lane.

ACOMB play host to HULL in a repeat of this stage last last season and will be hopeful of a repeat of thier nine runs victory over the visitors especially as the the third team at The Green is DRIFFIELD TOWN who have arguably the best pedigree of all the teams in the shortest form of the game nnot only reaching the last four in 2016, but also making regular Finals Day appearances in the old Yorkshire League competition. They will travel to ACOMB who will be looking to repeat their thrilling nine runs victory.

Two of last years Finals Day qualifiers meet as YORKSHIRE ACADEMY visit Sandhill Lane to take on WOODHOUSE GRANGE with debutants CLIFTON ALLIANCE joining the pair to complete the final group.

Group matches to be played Sunday 11th June



2017 YORKSHIRE PLAY-OFFS: The winners of Yorkshire Premier League North will play the winners of the Bradford Premier League on Saturday 16th September at Scarborough. The final will be played the following Saturday (23rd) at Headingley.

EAST YORKSHIRE JUNIOR CRICKET LEAGUE: The East Yorkshire Junior Cricket League have arranged a pre-AGM meeting in the upstairs meeting room at Hull  Zingari Cricket Club on Chanterlands Avenue North on Monday 16 January starting at 7pm. The meeting is to discuss proposals of changes in most age groups for the 2017 season and all participating clubs are asked to forward their playing arrangements to the league secretary as soon as possible or attend on the night. Under discussion will be possible changes at Under 11s and Under 13s age groups and the introduction of Under 9s with several Festivals already planned. Under 17s age group may be removed and widened to Under 18s.

The possible changes will be discussed as a direct recommendation from the Yorkshire Cricket Board's Cricket Development Manager for East Yorkshire. Clubs in Hull and East Yorkshire  with junior sections who are currently not members of the league are cordially invited to attend the meeting.

DAVE RIPPON STANDS DOWN: Osbaldwick CC’s David Rippon has, after 45 years as club secretary, decided it is time to hand over the secretarial reins at the clubs AGM. Dave took over the secretary post when the club entered the YDSCL in 1972 and after over taking Sessay’s Brian Flintoff as the League’s longest serving secretary in 2013 has now decided the time is right to step down. As well as his long standing presence in the York cricket arena, he also played professional rugby league for over 20 years with first York and then Batley, Dave or ‘Rip’ has been a well known face on the York sport scene for well over 50 years.Rip was best known for his leadership skills on the pitch, and as a wicket keeper and lower order batsman and also for his ability to socialise with his many adversaries after the game. Something which is sadly lacking in this more modern era of the game. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

YLN / YLS KNOCKOUT CUP: We're delighted to announce that Rudgate Brewery have taken over the sponsorship of the Yorkshire Leagues Knockout Cup. The League are grateful to JP Plant who sponsored the competition in 2016. Rudgate Brewery Managing Director Craig Lee said ''We're really pleased to be able to expand our support of local cricket, and are looking forward to being involved with YLN & YLS.'' Full Cup Draw

U19 T20 BLAST: Following the massive success of last years U19 T20 Blast won by Harrogate, the 2017 competition will be expanded to include entries from teams who are not in Yorkshire League North. Teams from other leagues are more than welcome. Clubs have until 31 December to apply for entry. . Full Details

'SAFE HANDS COURSES': YLN & Y&DSCL are running a number of courses for Club Welfare Officers. It is mandatory that all CWO's hold a valid 'safe hands' qualification. March 28th – Beverley Town CC, 6.30pm. April 3rd – Clifton Alliance CC, 6.30pm. April 4th – Heworth CC, 6.30pm. Contact Phil Robshaw for further details. Email: philip.robshaw@yorkshirenorth.cricket

Y&DSCL AGM - Pickering's Tony Evans was confirmed as League Chairman after Paul Harrand stood down from the role after 5 years. Elsewhere Albert Pattison handed over the Presidency to Bill Carter, and the clubs supported the league proposal to make attendance at AGM's voluntary in future. READ MORE HERE

PLAYER REGISTRATION PROCESS UPDATE - The League has taken the decision to move its player administration functions to the ECB play-cricket system and this means there is a change to the way players will be registered, transferred and loaned between clubs in most cases removing the need for paper forms and e-mail chains. Your club will be able to register new players, arrange transfers and set up loans all with the administration area of your clubs play-cricket site. FULL DETAILS & DOWNLOAD

SCARBOROUGH'S JOHN DODDS PICKS UP TOP GROUNDSMAN AWARD - Congratulations to John Dodds  who has picked up the ECB award for the best outground pitches. It is the fourth time in five years that John has collected this award for his work at North Marine Road.

YLN / Y&DSCL UPDATE ON PLAY-CRICKET - Following an agreement reached with the ECB both the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North, and the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League (including the Conference) will be using play-cricket for all administration with immediate effect. The play-cricket platform is currently undergoing a raft of changes that will culminate with the facility to collect ground marks etc. We currently use 4 platforms, which is both complicated and in some cases time consuming to both League & Club administrators and play-cricket will allow us bring all these functions together on one website.


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Sessay CC, pictured above after winning the National Village Knockout at Lords received the 'Exceptional Sporting Achievement' award at the recent Hambleton County Council sports awards.
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John Dodds (left) & below Scarborough's North Marine Road took the top prize at the ECB awards ceremony