Following on from the overwhelming success of the MCC match in 2017, held to celebrate 125 years of the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League, the league have organised another fixture against the same opposition, again at Far End Lane, the home of Honley Cricket Club. In 2017 the visiting MCC side, led by Lascelles Hall stalwart John Booth, claimed a draw in an excellent match played in great spirits.
Another talented under 21's side for the match on Wednesday August 15 has been assembled by league secretary Norman Clee and is as follows:
HARVEY BOOTH - Broad Oak CC (Capt)
MUHAMMAD ALI - Mirfield Parish Cav CC (w/k)
SAQIB MATLUB - Armitage Bridge CC
NATHAN JONES - Delph & Dobcross CC
TOBY BOOTH - Kirkburton CC
LUKE BRIDGES - Barkisland CC
YAASAR IMTIAZ - Scholes CC
JACOB DEAVIN-BAKER - Cawthorne CC
JACK HINCHLIFFE - Armitage Bridge CC
LOUIS BROOK - Scholes CC
WILL REEVES – Kirkburton CC
The MCC Lineup contains a couple of well-known former players in the DHCL including former Hoylandswaine captain and Derbyshire CCC player John Sadler.
J. S. BOOTH (Capt)
T. JACKSON (w/k)
The umpires are David Haikings and Ron Tindall. Long-serving scorer for Honley CC Tim Hirst is also scoring for the DHCL U21 side.
There is no entrance fee for this prestigious event so it's a great chance to see our best young talent pit their skills against the vast amount of experience on show in the MCC ranks.
Hours of Play:
Wickets Pitched: 11:30am
Lunch: 1.15pm - 1.55pm
Tea: 4.00pm - 4.20pm
Close: 5.30pm plus 20 overs (in the last hour)
The match is sponsored by A.J. Harrison Accountants and the league are very grateful for his patronage.