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News Archive - April / May 2011

Thieves on the prowl for ground equipment

31st May 2011
Blackley CC on the Halifax-Huddersfield boundary have had £5000 worth of equipment stolen in a night-time raid on their tackle shed, a week after a similar raid at Mytholmroyd CC, also of the Halifax League, netted thieves £2000 of tackle.

Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield 3rd Round Draw

25th May 2011
The draw for the 3rd round of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield was made tonight at Golcar Cricket Club, and as usual it threw up a few intriguing ties. The undoubtable tie of the Sykes Cup quarter final looks certainly to be over at Hoylandswaine, who will entertain fellow Premiership rivals Shepley for a place in the semi-final. Last season's winners Skelmanthorpe will either make a short trip to Clayton West or the longer journey over to Barkisland who were winners in 2008 depending on who goes through from their cancelled 2nd round match. Delph & Dobcross, runners up last season make a trip to either Golcar, who they've faced twice so far this season, or Premiership new boys Shelley in another match that was beaten by the elements last weekend and finally Cawthorne's reward for reaching the last eight in their first season is a home fixture with Marsden. Both draws for the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield are below:

Sykes Cup 3rd Round
Hoylandswaine v Shepley
Shelley or Golcar v Delph & Dobcross
Barkisland or Clayton West v Skelmanthorpe
Cawthorne v Marsden
Paddock Shield 3rd Round
Kirkburton v Broad Oak
Scholes v Hall Bower
Slaithwaite or Armitage Bridge v Honley
Paddock v Golcar
All ties to be played on Sunday June 12th 2011.

Sykes Cup/Paddock Shield 2nd Round Unstarted Matches

24th May 2011
The Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield matches from Sunday 22nd May which were unable to start are now rearranged for Sunday 5th June all starting at 1pm.

Note: Contrary to what has been printed in the Huddersfield Examiner, the ties will be played on the dates above and not on Sunday May 29th 2011.

Heavy Woollen Cup 3rd Round Draw

9th May 2011
Huddersfield League sides enjoyed a bit of good fortune in the draw for the Heavy Woollen Cup tonight, with all three local sides left in the competition being drawn at home. Delph & Dobcross, who overcame Golcar in Sunday's 2nd round match will play host to Bradford League top flight outfit Gomersal who edged out Spen Victoria in a close game. Shepley welcome Bradford League big guns Woodlands who should provide a stiff test given they rolled over Birstall with relative ease. The remaining Huddersfield League side, Slaithwaite will entertain Bradford League Division Two side Yeadon who were recently relegated from their own domestic top flight in 2010. Meanwhile for 2nd XI sides still left in the Crowther Cup, Skelmanthorpe's reward for a terrific victory over a strong Townville side is a trip to Methley and Kirkburton face a daunting trip to Wrenthorpe who have already beaten Delph & Dobcross and Slaithwaite on their way to round three.

The full draw for both cups are as follows:

Heavy Woollen Cup 3rd Round Crowther Cup 3rd Round
Hanging Heaton v Morley
Delph & Dobcross v Gomersal
Shepley v Woodlands
Slaithwaite v Yeadon
Methley v Skelmanthorpe
Wrenthorpe v Kirkburton
Ossett v Barnsley
Yeadon v Liversedge or Jer Lane

All ties to be played on Sunday June 3rd 2011.

Latest Player Registrations

9th May 2011
ALMONDBURY: - JACK OWEN (ex Lascelles Hall)

Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield 2nd Round Draws

4th May 2011
The draw for the 2nd round of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield was made tonight at the monthly league meeting held at Almondbury Cricket Club. A few notable draws has already wet one or two appetites in particularly Scholes making their second journey to Marsh Lane in a matter of weeks to take on Shepley while current holders Skelmanthorpe host in-form Elland who have made a very bright start to the season. There's another all-Premiership clash as Shelley entertain 2009 Sykes Cup winners Golcar while Honley's conquerers and Championship outfit Clayton West were rewarded with another away tie, this time over to Calderdale-based Barkisland who they lost to in the 1st round of the Heavy Woollen Cup recently. The full draws are as follows.

Sykes Cup 2nd Round
Shepley v Scholes (to be played at Scholes)
Shelley v Golcar
Armitage Bridge v Delph & Dobcross
Cawthorne v Almondbury Wesleyans
Skelmanthorpe v Elland
Emley or Hoylandswaine v Lepton Highlanders
Marsden v Meltham
Barkisland v Clayton West Paddock Shield 2nd Round
Golcar v Shepley
Kirkburton v Barkisland
Scholes v Emley (to be played at Emley)
Slaithwaite v Armitage Bridge
Paddock v Marsden
Hall Bower v Hoylandswaine
Honley v Cawthorne
Almondbury Wesleyans v Broad Oak

Ties to be played on Sunday 22nd May

Note: The Executive have discussed the options available for the Shepley v Scholes Sykes Cup 2nd round tie and have decided on the following:
Shepley v Scholes will now be played at SCHOLES CC on Sunday 22nd May @ 1pm
The Scholes v Emley Clarence 2nd Round Paddock Shield tie will now be played at Emley Clarence @ 1pm.

Latest Player Registrations

30h April 2011
BROAD OAK: - Gareth Taylor; Nicholas Howard
DELPH & DOBCROSS: - Daniel Jones (j)
ELLAND: - Courtney Richmond
HONLEY: - Alec Jakeman; Ben Lindley; Louis Kenworthy, Tommy Woodhead
KIRKBURTON: - Callum Power ; James Stephenson
LEPTON HIGHLANDERS: - Joe Dunstan (j); Gareth Garside
MELTHAM: - Robert Moulson; Sam Clegg (j)
PADDOCK: - Anees Rawat
RASTRICK: - Muhammad Saddiq (Non-Eu)
SHELLEY: - Steven Hall
SLAITHWAITE: - Khuram Sajjad

YCB Note: Under 12's in Open Age Cricket

25th April 2011
Note from Yorkshire Cricket Board

For your information please find attached a list of 64 Under 12 years old cricketers who are eligible ( with parental consent etc ) to play in Open Age Cricket under ECB Guidelines and ECB agreement with YCB that those in the 2010 Under 11 District Festival ( May Day Holiday YCB 6 District Festival not NOT Lords Taverners) or YCB Under 11 county team 2010 are eligible.

All 64 young players have been sent an individual card certifying that they are qualified to play Open Age Cricket to show to umpires etc with team cards prior to a match and a letter to hand to their club if they wish to be considered for any selection

When the 2011 County U12A and U12B squads are finalised in several weeks time, if there are any additions ( ie those who have emerged to that standard in the last year) they will be notified to you

I must stress under ECB Guidelines these are the only Under 12s eligible to play Open Age Cricket in Yorkshire

Any queries to me please only by e-mail and please note I will be on holiday 20th-27th April so there will be no replies in that period

Ian Chappell
Chief Executive
Yorkshire Cricket Board

Company No 07421947

YCB Office, Headingley Cricket Ground , Leeds LS6 3BU


07885 369600

The players within the Huddersfield League are:

Place Of Residence

Ben Birkhead

Rastrick CC

Alec Jakeman

Meltham CC

Jacob Saunders
Emley Clarence CC

Nathan Swift



Latest Player Registrations

24th April 2011
ARMITAGE BRIDGE: - Hayden Jones (Non-EU); Irfan Nazir (J)
BARKISLAND: - Thomas Wood (ex- Delph & Dobcross)
BROAD OAK: - David Redfearn, Alex Avery; Ryan Wadsworth (J); John Forrest.
CAWTHORNE: - Darren Hayes (ex Aston Hall)
EMLEY CLARENCE: - Sheheryar Hassan (Non-EU).
GOLCAR: - Ben Smith (J)
HALL BOWER: - Mohammed Umar (ex Linthwaite); Philip Vigors.
HOLMFIRTH: - Sam Denton (ex Shepley); Max Gummerson (ex Thongsbridge)
KIRKHEATON: - Ijaz Hassain; Yasir Iqbal (Bradley & Colnebridge); Mohammed Ahmed (ex Birchencliffe)
LINTHWAITE: - Mudassar Bashir (ex Augustians); Rana Sami Ullah.
MARSDEN: - Kevin Ackroyd.
MELTHAM: - Alexander Clegg (J).
SCHOLES: - George Brook (J); Sam Thompson (J).
SHEPLEY: - John Gill (ex Kirkburton).
SKELMANTHORPE: - Richard Brook.

Webmaster Update

22nd April 2011
Welcome to the brand new Drakes Huddersfield League Website, which as you can see is well underway, but not yet finished. Here's a rundown of what's to come in the coming weeks and other news:

I'm currently working on content for the archive area at the moment. In a league which stretches back well over 100 years this is a section which requires plenty of work and input from other people. If you feel you have anything of note which I can use on this section, contact me as I'm sure most of it will come in useful in helping this website become a busy hub for local cricket fans. At the moment, I'll be working on putting tables from the last few years, from what ever information I can gather from league handbooks and suchlike. Keep checking the homepage for news of updates to this area as it happens.

I'm relying on input for willing volunteers on this area of the website. To make this an even greater website, and bring in more visitors of course, a good gallery is a big part of it. If you're an amateur photographer and visit many Huddersfield cricket games we'd love to see your action shots. I can credit you in each image and, if required, watermark your images for protection. Please contact me if you can help.

Club Directories
As you can see, the club directories are all complete with links. I still hope to develop this area some more, by adding links to clubs social networking pages and other details which could be added. Should any contact details on the club pages be incorrect, or if you have any suggestions please contact me.

You may now register to the e-newsletter, which will be sent out periodically with any latest newsbites and upcoming notable dates in your diary. Should you wish to subscribe, click here and enter your email address and name to be added to our list.

To contact me directly, you can email me at jamiekharrison@gmail.com.

Heavy Woollen Cup 2nd Round Draw

22nd April 2011
Huddersfield clubs had a relatively successful time of things in this season's Heavy Woollen Cup first round, with no fewer than seven clubs (Skelmanthorpe will bid to make it eight following their rearranged game against Morley) all progressing through to give healthy local representation to the 2nd round. However each Huddersfield League club seemed to draw each other for the 2nd round, all of which are played on Sunday 8th May. The full draw for both HWC and Crowther Cup is below:

Heavy Woollen Cup, 2nd Round
Crowther Cup, 2nd Round
Shelley v Morley or Skelmanthorpe
Shepley v Scholes
Slaithwaite v Barkisland
Birstall v Woodlands
Golcar v Delph & Dobcross
Yeadon v New Farnley
Gomersal v Spen Victoria
Townville v Hanging Heaton
Kirkburton v Buttershaw St Paul's
Hanging Heaton v Barnsley
Methley v Barkisland
Skelmanthorpe v Townville
Wakefield Thornes v Yeadon
Wrenthorpe v Slaithwaite
Ossett v Golcar
Liversedge v Jer Lane