The Tour De France will be arriving in Huddersfield in June next year which has had an impact on the fixtures for the 2014 season. Due to unprecidented travel and traffic issues which this premier sports event will create it has been decided that the fixtures due to occur on the weekend of 5th and 6th of July will be moved.
The league programme for Saturday July 5th will be moved to Saturday May 3rd, a date usually set aside for the first round of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield. These fixtures will be moved to the following day of Sunday May 4th.
Sunday July 6th is a date that was assigned to one of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield semi-finals. This shall move to the following weekend (Sunday July 13th) where all semi-finals for these competitions will be held on the same day.
League president Trevor Atkinson explained the move:
"In view of the probable traffic disruption likely to be caused by the Tour de France, the Drakes Executive took the decisions to cancel all cricket that first weekend in July.
The Executive were in unanimous agreement that it was best to take this cautious approach. It gives all our clubs the opportunity to make alternative arrangements for events on their grounds or, indeed, to make the most of any commercial opportunities presented by the Tour de France."
The league fixtures for 2014 should be announced in December or January.
The next Halifax/Huddersfield ECB ACO Umpires/Scorers Branch Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday 1st October 2013 at the following venue:
BLACKLEY CRICKET CLUB
Lindley New Road
Tel: 01422 372220.
The guest speaker will be JOHN HOLDER, a former County player with Hampshire and 1st Class / Test Umpire for 27 years who retired in 2009.
A pie and peas supper will be available and Ian Livesey will be collating numbers. Ian can be contacted on 01924 848613 or firstname.lastname@example.org so please register your attendence with Ian if you are coming.
4th August 2013
The Joe Lumb team - young players who represent our local leagues, reached the final of the Joe Lumb Competition today at Honley with a comprehensive victory over the Heavy Woollen League.
*Huddersfield Junior Cricket League 226-8 (T Taylor 84, B Birkhead 33, J Smith 31, W Fraine 26; J Donnelly 4-64),
Heavy Woollen League 117 (N Kaye 29; T Taylor 9-30)
4th August 2013Slaithwaite 138 (J Bryson 39; P Cairns 3-16),
20th June 2013The semi final of the Yorkshire Champion of Champions (Black Sheep Trophy) between Hoylandswaine and York is to be played at Hoylandswaine's Haigh Lane ground on Sunday 7th July. The tie sees the current Huddersfield League champions pitted against the current National Champions and who are members of the Yorkshire ECB League
20th June 2013
The draw for the semi-finals of the Oddfellows and Earnshaw Cup were also drawn this week as follows:
|Oddfellows Cup 2nd Round|| ||Earnshaw Cup 2nd Round|
|Almondbury Wes v Broad Oak|| ||Shepley v Delph & Dobcross|
|Moorlands v Emley Clarence|| ||Hall Bower v Shelley|
|Lascelles Hall v Slaithwaite|| ||Linthwaite v Moorlands|
|Cawthorne v Paddock (to be played 7th July)|| ||Rastrick v Denby Dale|
| || || |
All matches are to be played on Sunday 30th June unless stated.
19th June 2013
The draw for the semi-finals of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield was drawn this evening as follows:
|Sykes Cup | Semi Final |
|Shepley v Kirkburton - 7 July |
|Golcar v Hoylandswaine -14 July |
|Paddock Shield | Semi Final |
|Kirkburton v Broad Oak - 7 July |
|Shepley v Linthwaite - 14 July |
15th June 2013
Due to insurance implications, all of Skelmanthorpe's fixtures in the allrounder.com Twenty/20 Trophy have to be played away from home. The fixture list has been amended accordingly
8th May 2013
The draw for the 3rd round of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield was drawn this evening as follows:
|Sykes Cup | 3rd Round|
|Golcar v Lascelles Hall|
|Shepley v Delph & Dobcross|
|Honley v Hoylandswaine|
|Kirkburton v Barkisland|
|Paddock Shield | 3rd Round|
|Linthwaite v Hoylandswaine|
|Broad Oak v Hall Bower |
|Scholes v Shepley|
|Barkisland v Kirkburton|
Ties are to be played on Sunday June 16th.
8th May 2013
The draw for the 1st round of both the Oddfellows Cup and Earnshaw Cup was drawn this evening was as follows:
|Oddfellows Cup | 1st Round|
|Clayton West v Almondbury Wes|
|Paddock v Denby Dale|
|Denby v Broad Oak|
|Lepton Highlanders v Cawthorne|
|Cumberworth United v Lascelles Hall|
|Slaithwaite v Rastrick|
|Moorlands v Kirkheaton|
|Emley Clarence v Linthwaite|
|Earnshaw Cup | 1st Round|
|Hall Bower v Denby|
|Rastrick v Cumberworth United|
|Kirkheaton v Moorlands|
|Lascelles Hall v Shelley|
|Shepley v Paddock|
|Almondbury Wes v Denby Dale|
|Delph & Dobcross v Thongsbridge|
|Marsden v Linthwaite|
Ties to be played Sunday June 9th.
8th May 2013
The draw for the 2nd round of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield was drawn this evening was as follows:
|Sykes Cup 2nd Round||Paddock Shield 2nd Round|
|Delph & Dobcross v Shelley||Linthwaite v Almondbury Wesleyan|
|Almondbury/Emley v Golcar||Honley v Hall Bower|
|Thongsbridge v Hoylandswaine||Cumberworth United v Shepley|
|Scholes v Honley||Kirkburton v Delph & Dobcross|
|Paddock v Lascelles Hall||Hoylandswaine v Clayton West|
|Hall Bower v Shepley||Broad Oak v Lascelles Hall|
|Barkisland v Cumberworth United||Shelley v Barkisland|
|Cawthorne v Kirkburton||Skelmanthorpe v Scholes|
Matches to be played on Sunday 19th May 2013
Clubs are reminded that the League Executive will not grant permission to a club for any match rescheduling.
Below is a reminder of the policy reissued in 2012:
For all competitions except the All rounder Cricket T20 Competitions:
It should be noted that this policy will be strictly monitored and any club contravening any of the points below will be requested to make the appropriate amendments.
This took place on February Executive meeting:
The draws for the Allroundercricket.com T20 Plate were made as follows:
games to be played on Tuesday 18th June:
Kirkheaton v Almondbury
Cumberworth United v Paddock
games to be played on Tuesday 25th June:
Kirkheaton or Almondbury v Cumberworth United or Paddock
Almondbury Wesleyans v Rastrick
Denby v Moorlands
Lascelles Hall v Linthwaite
Armitage Bridge v Broad Oak
Denby Dale v Cawthorne
Thongsbridge v Meltham
Lepton Highlanders v Emley Clarence
As a reminder to clubs - Although the Sykes Cup will be played to "one day rules" from 2013, this will not be the case in the Paddock Shield, and the rules will be as in previous years.
At the February Executive meeting it was decided to call an SGM in order to vote on the recommendation from the Executive committee that, Birkby Rose Hill, Cartworth Moor, Thurstonland and Upperthong be admitted to Membership of the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League from season 2014. The Executive further propose to amend the promotion and relegation at the end of the 2013 season to Premiership, bottom 2 be relegated, Championship, top 2 promoted and bottom 1 be relegated, Conference top 5 promoted, so giving a League structure of Premiership 14, Championship 12 & Conference 12.
The result of the ballot will be available on Wednesday 6th March.
From season 2013 the RTDF will be include an extra parental consent section. This would need completion should the registering player be an Under 13 player ie aged 12 and in school Year 8 on 1st September, or an Under 12 County or Area player ie aged 11 and in school Year 7 on 1st September.
1.) At the quarter final stage of the T20 Trophy all four group winners will have home advantage.
2.) In the event of there being sides with equal points, the best average achieved for and against per wicket, calculated from all group matches played, will take the higher position. (This replaces the previous runs per over calculation).
This competition has now been wound up due to lack of interest from participating leagues.
The draw for the first round of the Fired-up Corporation Paddock Shield is as follows:
|Fired-up Corporation Paddock Shield 1st round - Sat 4 May|
|Lascelles Hall ||v|| Lepton Highlanders |
|Kirkheaton||v|| Clayton West |
|Rastrick||v|| Delph & Dobcross |
|Armitage Bridge ||v|| Broad Oak |
|Linthwaite ||v|| Emley Clarence |
|Thongsbridge||v|| Cumberworth United |
|Denby or Denby Dale||v|| Almondbury Wesleyans or Moorlands |
The annual League Dinner evening on Friday 18th January is fast approaching and so is the last chance to reserve your tickets for the League's showpiece awards evening. If you still wish to attend then you may do so by contacting the executive secretary Stephen Sykes on 01484 300025 or by email on email@example.com. The last date for reserving is on Friday 11th January and tickets are priced at Â£32.50 per person.
To remind you of the entertainment on that evening, the main speaker will be ex-Kiwi test cricketer and Sky Sports presenter Jeremy Coney with Mike Kelly providing the after-dinner comedy.