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Joe Lumb Team March On

5th June 2016

Sajid_S_Kirkburton_001Huddersfield's Joe Lumb team made it two wins from two matches defeating visitors North Yorkshire & South Durham by 121 runs on a sunny afternoon at Golcar. Batting first, Huddersfield made a solid score of 241-6 after 50 overs, with opening batsman Jacob Mulhall (Lepton Highlanders) providing a platform for the innings with a superb 77. Jack Hinchliffe (Armitage Bridge) made an unbeaten 60 and there were also good contributions from Muhammad Ali (Elland) with 23 and 18 from Sam Baxter (Hall Bower).

In reply, North Yorkshire & South Durham found themselves in trouble falling to 39-2 and then 75-7 as Siraj Sajid (Kirkburton; pictured inset) and Jevan Peacock (Broad Oak) got to work with the ball. Sajid eventually finished with 4-47 and Peacock 3-15 as NY&SD were eventually bowled out for 115. Other contributions with the ball were Nathan Cyrus (Slaithwaite) with 2-25 and one wicket for Ben Shufflebotham (Almondbury Wesleyans)

The Huddersfield Joe Lumb team are next in action on Sunday July 4th where they take on Barnsley at Almondbury Cricket Club.

Sykes Cup & Paddock Shield QF Draw

20th May 2016

The draw for the quarter final of the Sykes Cup (1XI) and Paddock Shield (2XI) has been made and is as follows. All ties are scheduled to be played on Sun June 12th.

Sykes Cup Third Round
Paddock Shield Third Round
Delph & Dobcross v Armitage Bridge
Barkisland v Hoylandswaine
Slaithwaite v Shepley
Clayton West v Broad Oak
Meltham v Broad Oak
Moorlands v Scholes
Scholes v Hoylandswaine
Kirkburton v Slaithwaite

Sykes Cup & Paddock Shield 2nd Round Draw

4th May 2016

The draw for the second round of the Sykes Cup (1XI) and Paddock Shield (2XI) has been made and is as follows. All ties are scheduled to be played on Sun May 15th. 

Sykes Cup Second Round
Paddock Shield Second Round
Broad Oak v Skelmanthorpe
Marsden or Thongsbridge v Moorlands
Clayton West v Slaithwaite
Kirkburton v Meltham
Scholes v Honley
Rastrick v Barkisland
Meltham v Thongsbridge
Slaithwaite or Denby Dale v Linthwaite
Moorlands v Delph & Dobcross or Marsden
Hoylandswaine v Armitage Bridge
Barkisland v Sjepley
Honley v Broad Oak
Armitage Bridge v Cawthorne
Delph & Dobcross v Scholes
Shelley v Hoylandswaine
Cumberworth United v Clayton West

Opening League Fixtures Rearranged

27th April 2016 

The opening round of Drakes League fixtures - which of course were all postponed in advance - have now been arranged for Sunday July 24th. As this was originally the date for the T20 Finals day, this has now been put back a week to Sunday July 31st.

The fixtures are as follows:

Drakes Premiership
Drakes Premiership Two
Armitage Bridge v Elland
Cumberworth United v Honley
Barkisland v Delph & Dobcross
Delph & Dobcross v Barkisland
Broad Oak v Hoylandswaine
Elland v Armitage Bridge
Golcar v Kirkburton
Hoylandswaine v Broad Oak
Honley v Shelley
Kirkburton v Golcar
Shepley v Scholes
Scholes v Shepley
Skelmanthorpe v Cawthorne
Slaithwaite v Skelmanthorpe

Jedi Championship
Jedi Championship Two
Denby v Clayton West
Cawthorne v Hall Bower
Kirkheaton v Slaithwaite
Clayton West v Almondbury
Lascelles Hall v Holmfirth
Denby Dale v Rastrick
Meltham v Marsden
Holmfirth v Lascelles Hall
Moorlands v Thongsbridge
Marsden v Meltham
Rastrick v Linthwaite
Shelley v Moorlands

Cedar Court Conference
Cedar Court Conference Two
Almondbury v Almondbury Wes
Almondbury Wes v Denby
Hall Bower v Thurstonland
Birkby Rose Hill v Mirfield Parish Cav
Lepton Highlanders v Cumberworth United
Emley Clarence v Upperthong
Mirfield v Denby Dale
Linthwaite v Mirfield
Mirfield Parish Cav v Birkby Rose Hill
Thongsbridge v Lepton Highlanders
Upperthong v Emley Clarence
Thurstonland v Kirkheaton

Paddock Shield First Round Draw

25th April 2016 

Following Sunday's completed Preliminary Round matches for the Paddock Shield, the First Round draw has been made and is as follows. All matches to take place on Sunday April 31st (1:00pm start). Could all home clubs please be reminded that they will be required to supply a club umpire who will be partnered with an Umpires Association Official.

Paddock Shield First Round
Kirkburton v Birkby Rose Hill
Marsden v Thongsbridge
Slaithwaite v Denby Dale
Holmfirth v Hoylandswaine
Elland v Scholes
Cawthorne v Meltham
Almondbury Wes v Moorlands
Almondbury v Delph & Dobcross
Shelley v Armitage Bridge
Broad Oak v Skelmanthorpe
Golcar v Rastrick
Barkisland v Denby
Cumberworth United v Shepley
Lascelles Hall v Honley
Linthwaite v Mirfield Parish Cav
Hall Bower v Clayton West

Key Rule Changes for 2016 Season

23rd April 2016

A number of rule amendments have been made for the upcoming season. Here are the key changes to be aware of.

1. Rule L1e)
The League Cups, Oddfellows (1XI) and Earnshaw Cup (2XI), have been discontinued.

2. Rule L7f)
League points: 4 points for a tie instead of 3 points previously.

3. Rule L7d)
New procedure to follow when a home club has to call off a fixture.

4. Rule L8b)
Admission fee to 1st XI cricket changed to: Concessions £1.00

5. Rule L8k)
All scoreboards to show “overs to bowl” and not “completed overs”.

6. Rule L8m)2)
Fielding Circle with at least 4 fielders inside at all times in 2nd XI cricket.

7. Rule L8o)
Rain Rule: 30 mins of interruptions to be allowed before any deduction of overs from the 2nd Inns, and consequent revised 1st Inns total calculation/s.

8. Rule L8s)
There is a new Sports Agency to call the results in following matches: COOMBER’S (01274 584295).

9. Rules C2f) and C5a)
For Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield matches prior to semi finals, the home club will pay the umpires’ expenses. If a gate is taken receipts to be shared after the umpires have been paid.

10. Rule C4a)
Sykes Cup Preliminary Round games shall be subject to an abridged “rain rule”, and finish on the day. There will be no mid-week evening cricket.

11. Rule TT6/TS6
Home club to pay the umpires’ expenses instead of shared between clubs.

Please check the rules section for each competition. All new amendments are marked in red text.


Opening Fixtures Postponed

14th April 2016

Due to the recent excessive wet weather ALL League and Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield Preliminary Round games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.

The Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield Preliminary Round will now take place on the reserve date - Sunday 24th April, and League games will be rescheduled for later in the season. Full details of this rescheduling will be announced as soon as possible. 

Heavy Woollen Cup fixtures scheduled for Sunday 17th April are unaffected and will take place if weather allows.


Umpires Meeting: Rearranged Date

9th April 2016

The Huddersfield Cricket League Umpires Association Meeting that was due to be held at Broad Oak CC on Thursday 21st April 2016 will now be held at the same location on THURSDAY 14 APRIL 2016 commencing at 7:30pm. 

ECB Umpires & Scorer Courses

28th January 2016

The venues & dates for the Scorers Courses have now been confirmed & are as follows:-

Introductory Scorer Course.

a) Denby Dale C.C. - Sunday 21st February 2016. Start 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

b) Broad Oak C.C. - Sunday 13th March 2016. Start 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

This Course is intended for Candidates with little or no knowledge of Scoring. Candidates will look at the standard box scoring method & learn to complete a basic scoresheet. Areas covered include Umpires signals, working with a colleague, standard scoring symbols, how to check and balance a score book. There will be video footage to give candidates the opportunity to score a real match day.

Course numbers - Minimum 6 – Maximum 16. Course Fee £5.

Club Scorer Course

Date: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February 2016
Venue: Denby Dale C.C.

Start 10.00am to 4.30pm with 45 min break for Lunch. Candidates are advised to bring packed Lunch. Tea & Coffee will be provided.

This Course is intended for Candidates with scoring experience (probably at least a season or more) who are looking to improve & expand their scoring knowledge. This will cover everything on the Introductory but include more detail such as timings & balls received. Candidates will learn more about Laws of the Game appertaining to Scorers & we will cover questions on more complex situations in the game. There will be more on working as a team with other Officials & we will score extended games.

Course numbers – Minimum 6 – Maximum 12. Course Fee inc Pack £30.

The pack consists of the following items:-

Candidate Book, Tom Smiths ‘Cricket & Umpiring & Scoring, Laws of Cricket, Calculator, Metal Pencil Case, Pen, Ruler, Notebook, Retractable pencil, Newsletter, Membership Booklet & Application Form & ECB Directive Cards.

Umpires Refresher Course

Date: Wednesday 3rd Feb. 2016
Venue: Flockton Green Club
Start Time: 7.00pm

All Umpires in the Huddersfield Leagues are welcome as are anyone who may be interested in becoming an Umpire even if they may have not yet finished playing.

Anyone wishing to attend any of the above should contact either of the following no later than Monday 8th February 2016:

David Haikings – 
Ian Livesey –


ECB Indoor Six-a-Side Yorkshire Finals

28th January 2016

The recent ECB Indoor 6 a Side Yorkshire Finals were an excellent success, despite the weather attempting to de-rail the competition!

The results were as follows:

Woodlands 43-4 (12 overs)
Whitley Hall 44-2 (5.1 overs)
Whiteley Hall Win

Richmondshire 104-5 (12 overs)
Woodlands 97-3 (12 overs)
Richmondshire Win

Richmondshire 92-5 (12 overs)
Whitley Hall (8.2 overs)
Whiteley Hall Win

Whitley Hall CC are Yorkshire CB Champions for 2016, and will represent Yorkshire CB against the Lancashire CB winner on Sunday 14th February as part of their journey towards the National Finals to be held at Lord's in March. 

Clayton West Need Your Help

15th January 2016

Clayton West Cricket Club is under serious threat of closure if Kirklees “Local Plan” proposals to build on land running adjacent to the cricket field are approved. We are looking for the support of local people to raise objections to these proposals, allowing the cricket club to continue to exist and provide a much needed recreational and community facility for many people (including lots of children of all ages) in Clayton West and the surrounding area. In the last 2 years alone we have seen junior membership rise from 30 members to more than 100 – it’s vital that we do everything we can to prevent the closure of such an important facility for future generations.

What can you do to help?

There is only one request we ask of you and that is to register an objection on the Kirklees consultation website. This can be found at 

You will need to register (you will see the register/sign-in option at the top of the page) and then after you’ve registered select the following:

1) DLP allocations and designations

2) "Read and comment on document"

3) 4 - Housing allocations

4) 4.4 - Kirklees rural sub area (scroll down to sites H454 and H498)

5) Select "add comment"

We appreciate that people have busy lives and that the process for registering an objection may not appear easy/quick. For anyone who wishes to have further help or support in registering an objection, you can contact someone at the cricket club who would be happy to help further. We will also be opening the cricket club on Friday 22nd January from 5:30pm for anyone to call in, where we will help you with the objection registering process. The closing date for registering objections is 5pm on the 1st February. For further information / updates on this issue, please visit us at Twitter or on our website:

Website - 

Twitter - @CWCCJuniors or @CWCC_cricket

Steve Scott – 07572 799429 / 

We thank you very much indeed for your support in helping us protect this important local facility that has been in place for more than 100 years. We’d like to think that our efforts can ensure it can continue for the next 100 years.

Kind regards

Clayton West Cricket Club