This is Castle Hill Cricket Chat! The official podcast of the Huddersfield Cricket League.

Castle Hill Cricket Chat is presented by Jamie Harrison and joined by regular contributors Andrew Crawshaw and Steven Whitwam. The latter pair boast a wealth of experience on the pitch and all three have an incredible amount of passion for club cricket.

We'll discuss the pressing issues of the league including recent matches. We'll also dip into the byegone times with a guest or two every month.


Who Are They?




Jamie draws from the intense experience of his only match for Delph & Dobcross 2XI in 1992, in which he stood at third man for 45 overs, fielded four balls and wasn’t required to bat.

Since (and before) then he’s been banished to the scorebox and kept a record of almost every run scored and every wicket taken for over thirty years.

His spare (!) moments are spent as the Media Secretary of the Huddersfield Cricket League.



The dulcet tones of Mr Crawshaw have been heard many a time by batsmen at the opposite end as his finger raises up, or by the plentiful listeners at Pennine Radio. Andrew has presented radio phone-ins where he harnessed the up-and-down passions of Huddersfield Town supporters. He's also featured as a correspondant on Sky Sports, most famously from a riveting 0-0 drawn between Burnley and Leicester City. Since he stopped, their stars have indeed risen!

Andrew is well known in his white coat around the grounds of the league and especially more so in his more recent position as the host of the Huddersfield Cricket League annual dinner.



"Cobber" as he’s affectionately known, is the only member of the team who’s introduction all but speaks for himself.

Following an illustrious and prolific club career as an all-rounder with Scholes and Golcar that has spanned over twenty years, Cobber has recently broken the Huddersfield Cricket League batting record for most amount of runs scored, for which he received a special award in 2019.

He has also been awarded the all-rounder of the year on no less than seven occasions. The frightening thing is that there are still many years left in the tank!

Show Format


Latest News & Transfers

The Guest Spot

Jamie, Andrew and Steve discuss the action on the field in the various competitions in and outside the Huddersfield Cricket League. Remarkable matches, surprise defeats and the form sides from the top three divisions will be heavily focused. Out of season we’ll turn the focus towards rule changes that have been put forward for submission, player transfers and previews to the coming season.

It’s time for an invited guest or guests to tell all about their long career, memorable season, champagne moment or what project they’re currently involved in. We’ll be meeting people who many involved around the league will know and some who are not so familiar, making for an engaging, enlightening discussion.

Correspondence Corner


Andrew will be bringing up emails from our listeners for the three contributors to enter discussion on the show. You can use the contact form at the bottom to send in your question.




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