Sunday, 15 January 2017

Richmondshire CC 150 Club

As a fundraising initiative, the club is expanding the "100 club" to a 150 club".

Members contribute £5 a month by standing order and are entered into a monthly draw; with a monthly prize of £100, which increases to £600 once a quarter.

To join, you need to download the standing order mandate below and send it to your bank. You also need to inform Jim While (07766 664612) or Mark Layfield that you have done so, in order that you are entered in the draw.

Download standing order mandate here

Pre-season indoor training

Indoor training will restart after half-term.

We intend to use Richmond School Sports Hall for games and fielding practice, with nets at Mike Layfield's new facility on the Trading Estate.

There will be some rotation for U11s and U13s, some weeks they will be at the school and some weeks they will be at Mike's.

The school bookings start on 3rd March and finish on 7th April.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

NYSD Under 17 trials and coaching night 23rd January 2017

These are the details received from Chris West, NYSD President:

Course date: Monday 23rd January

Venue: Durham CCC, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, DL3 3QR – indoor school.

Course time: Please arrive by no later than 6.45pm in order that everyone can be ticked off and sorted into their specialist groups in time for the course to start at 7pm. Estimated finishing time is 9pm.

Players should take the following – normal cricket wear and equipment, decent quality indoor footware, a decent quality ball, and a drink.

The NYSD representative who will be liaising with the County coaches during the evening is Mark Davies, the former England A, Durham and Kent player. (He also played for Richmondshire, Jim)

Anyone who is unable to attend is asked to inform Chris on 07876 388268

The players he is expecting are: Sam Winter, Jonny Carr, Tom Spensley, Matthew Price, Harvey Websdale and James Kelly.

I guess this will mean 4 players missing from the 5 a side football league, so remember to sort stand-ins for that.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Senior Division of Indoor League won by the other Team A

Team A batted first and finished with the strong score of 169 for 4, which made it certain that the winners of this match would win the league. Jonny Baines scored 49 not out, Kai York 27 not out, Joe Sydall 25 not out and late sub Jake Percival 16 not out. Griff Bewell took two wickets opening the bowling, subbing for the unwell Tom Ward.

Team D got off to a bad start, losing their top three batters for single figure scores. They recovered through the middle overs, but Team A really put the brakes on at the end as Team D only scored 7 runs off their last 5 overs to finish on 88 for 6. Charlie Stephenson scored 25 not out and Alex Pinkney 17 not out, whilst the best bowling figures belonged to Jonny Baines (1-1), Jake Percival (1-10) and Dan Baines (1-3).

Well done to Jonny Baines, Dan Baines, Alex Percival, Kai York, Devon Cox, Joe Sydall, Henry Shepherd, Gabriel Stewart, Jake Percival and Ross Wheatley.

Team A win Junior Division of Indoor League

Team D made a steady start batting first against Team A's strong bowling attack. Things were going nicely until two wickets fell in the fourth over, bowled by Max Percival. Max went on to finish with figures of four wickets for three runs as Team D finished on 48 all out. Tom Van Niekerk backed up Max well, bowling his two overs for only six runs.

Team A suffered from the early loss of regular run scorer Thomas Wooff but soon started scoring at a decent rate. Owen Witherell scored 15 not out and Jake Percival played some excellent shots in scoring 22 lower in the batting order. Team A went on to score 121 for 3 to finish as clear winners of the division, with Team D coming second, having won both their other matches.

Congratulations to Thomas Wooff, Jake Percival, Max Percival, Tom VanNiekerk, Jack VanNiekerk and Owen Witherell.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Junior Section sponsorship opportunity

There is currently an opportunity for a business or businesses to sponsor either the junior section overall, or individual teams.

Now is a good time to join as sponsor, because we have vouchers available to spend with which we can obtain shirts bearing the sponsor's logo and/or name, at no cost to either sponsor or club.

We are very grateful for the financial support the junior section has received over the past five years from John Boderick's company Print Demon Systems; John is continuing to support the junior section but not as sponsor.

Those interested, please email

Friday, 2 December 2016

Indoor League Tables updated after week 5

Junior Division

Team A 191 runs, 3 points
Team B 187 runs 3 points
Team C 184 runs 0 points
Team D 173 runs 4 points

The winners of Team A v Team D next week will win the league

Senior Division

Team A 244 runs 2 points
Team B 379 runs 4 points
Team C 341 runs 2 points
Team D 246 runs 2 points

If the team A win next week and score 134 or more runs they win the league, if team D win next week and score 132 or more runs they win the league, otherwise team B win the league ( or tie with A/D if runs scored are equal)

Indoor League Results Friday 2nd December

Junior Division

Team B 59 for 5 (Finlay Clarke 30*, Andrew Ralph 1-4, Henry Wright 2-19) beat Team C 52-5 (Andrew Ralph 20, Tom Van Niekerk 1-5, Finlay Clarke 2-13). The scores in this match were not high, but the fielding and bowling skills on display were of a high standard.

Senior Division

Team C 183 for 7 (Tom Ward 29*, Joe Carruthers 44*, Griff Bewell 30) beat Team B 106 for 7 (Both Potters 27*, Zac Cleminson 1-7, Harry Mawer 1-5) Team C's previously dreadful batting finally came good, as eight of the nine batters made double figures in their score of 183.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Team Changes Friday 2nd December

Junior Division

Maisie is unavailable and Catherine still injured, so the Van Niekerk brothers step in as replacements, playing against each other.

Senior Division

We will again play a 9 a side game. Nathan Pattison will join team B from the reserve list, Tom Ward will join team C having been unable to play last week.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Rule changes, NYSD Under 17 league

This information is taken from the NYSD website, following Monday's NYSD AGM.

Junior League
Will now consist of three geographical divisions – North, Central and South.
The three divisional winners plus the best runner-up will meet in end of season play-offs for the Pallister Cup.
The expected regional divisions are:
Junior North
Barnard Castle
Newton Aycliffe
Junior Central
Seaton Carew
Junior South
Normanby Hall
Great Ayton
Reducing match overs
Umpires will have the option to reduce the number of overs being played from 20 to 15 in matches where it is considered unlikely that a full 40 overs will be possible because of weather and light considerations.
Abandoned and drawn league matches
Cannot be replayed/re-arranged. Away teams must agree any cancellation and will have the option to travel if they feel it appropriate to do so.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Indoor League Tables after 4 weeks (corrected)

Junior Division

Team A 191 runs, 3 points
Team B 128 runs 1 point
Team C 132 runs 0 points
Team D 173 runs 4 points

Senior Division

Team A 244 runs 2 points
Team B 273 runs 4 points
Team C 158 runs 0 points
Team D 246 runs 2 points

In the previous version I had accidentally reversed the result of the Senior Division match between teams A and B.

Indoor League Results 25th November

Junior Division

Team D 58 for 4 (Nathan Elliot 26*, Raam Raj 16, Max Dale 3-4)  beat Team B 55 for 3. (Max Dale 23*) Team D's win came off the last ball as they recovered from losing 3 wickets in their first over.

Senior Division

Team B 119 for 6 (Sam Potter 22, Joe Carruthers 1-5) beat Team D 89 for 7 (Dan Baines 41, Edmund Richardson 16, Angus Potter 4-5). Team D never really recovered from the second over of their innings in which Angus Potter took an all-bowled hat-trick with his first three balls.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Team Changes, Friday 25th November

Junior Division

Thomas Pyrah will take Tom Arundell's place in Team D as Tom is away

Senior Division

This week's match will be played 9-a side, but will still be 14 overs a side.

Jonathan Baines will take the place of the absent Alex Speakman and Nathan Pattison from the reserve list will make his debut for Team B.

Dan Baines will take the place of the absent Tom Ward and the in-form Henry Bushell will join from the reserve list.

To manage the increase in player numbers these rule changes will apply:

Batters 1 and 2 must retire after 3 overs if batters 3 and/or 4 have yet to bat.
1 or 2 not-out batters must retire after 6 overs if batters 5 and/or 6 have yet to bat.
1 or 2 not-out batters must retire after 9 overs if batters 7 and/or 8 have yet to bat.
The batter who has been in longest must retire after 12 overs if batter 9 has yet to bat.

Two bowlers will only bowl one over.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Indoor League Results Friday 18th November

Junior Division

Team A 118 for 2 (Thomas Wooff 33*, Jack Van Niekerk 17, Jake Percival 25) beat Team C 63 all out (Andrew Ralph 28, Isaac Bottomley 1 for 3).

This game could have gone down to the wire. Team A batted first, Jake Percival's 25 included one shot that netted him a total of 11 runs, Team C were 62 for 4 after 7 overs with their two retired batters back at the crease, but two runouts in two balls brought the innings to a sudden close. Thomas Pyrah had a fine debut behind the stumps for Team C.

Senior Division

Team A 109 for 1 (Jonny Baines 21) beat Team C 45 all out (Henry Bushell 28, Jonny Baines 3 for 7, Kai York 2 for 0, Dan Baines 1 for 0)

Team C had a dreadful start, losing three wickets in the first over. Wickets continued to fall steadily until last man Henry Bushell managed to eke out some runs. The only wicket to fall in the Team A was a runout, which tells you that the Baines brothers batted together. This time it was Dan who was run out.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Indoor League Results Friday 11th November

Junior Division

Team D 115 for 4 (Joseph White 52*, Tom Arundell 18) beat Team C 69 for 2 ( Henry Wright 21, Andrew Ralph 18, Joseph White 1-4)

Senior Division

Team D 157 for 7 (Ben Dale 52*, Tom Ward 27, Harry Laviolette 33, Patrick Carlton 1-9)  beat Team C 113 all out (Zak Cleminson 20, Harry Mawer 16, Ben Dale 1-10, Edmund Richardson 1-13)

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Introduction to Umpiring Course

The information below is pasted from the NYSD League minutes. This is an interesting course, useful for both parents and older juniors who may find themselves called upon to umpire a game, there is no exam.  Please advise if you are interested in attending, it is free of charge.

An ‘Introduction to Umpiring ’ presentation has been arranged at Feethams on Monday 5th December at 7.30pm. The presentation lasts 2 to 2.5 hours.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Indoor league results Friday 4th November

Junior Division

Team A 73 for 2 (Thomas Wooff 16*, Jack Van Niekerk 10*) tied with Team B 73 for 2. (Lottie Humphris 10).

Senior Division

Team B 154 for 6 (Tom Ward 27*, Will Newson 21, Dan Baines 2-9) beat Team A 135 for 5 (Kai York 31*, Alex Percival 30*)

One space available in senior division tonight

There is one space free in the senior division tonight, starting 7.10.

Space taken by Harris McFarlane from the reserve list.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Kit for indoor league

In terms of clothing, wear something you can move easily in; whites are suitable but not compulsory.

Whilst the balls used have a soft core and will not cause real harm, being hit by the ball can still hurt.

Helmets, gloves and pads are compulory for batters and wicket keepers, the wearing of abdominal guards is advised.

There will be a club kitbag for those that do not have their own bat, helmet, gloves or pads.

Indoor League Rules

Matches are six/eight players a side, ten/fourteen overs per innings.
Bowlers each bowl a maximum of two overs.
All bowling is from one end, at the end of an over, the batters change ends.
The wicketkeeper does not bowl, the wicketkeeper may only be changed during the match if they are injured whilst playing.
On the fall of the 5th/7th wicket, “last man standing” applies, (as long as the not out batter is not a batter who has returned after retiring) , the batter who is out goes to the non-striker’s end to play as a runner only; the last remaining not out batter faces all deliveries. If the runner is run out, that is the final wicket and the innings is over.
Batters 1 and/or 2 must retire at the end of the 4th over if batters 3 and/or 4 have yet to bat.
Batters 3 and/or 4 must retire at the end of the 8th over if batters 5 and/or 6 have yet to bat.
 (14 over match only)  Batters 5 and/or 6 must retire at the end of the 12th over if batters 7 and/or 8 have yet to bat.
All players must have a turn of at least one of: batting, bowling or wicketkeeping. If the side batting first is dismissed before all bowlers have bowled, then when it is their turn to bat, the bowlers who did not get a bowl must bat first.
The second innings in a match continues until all wickets fall or the overs are complete, whichever comes first, regardless of match result, because in the event of a tie on matches won, points scored will decide league positions.
Batters also retire on passing 25 points (or 50 if they do really well), retired batsmen may bat again once all in their side have batted. Once they have passed 50, batters may not face any more deliveries, they may continue as a runner only.
No balls or wides are not bowled again, except the final over of an innings, which must contain six good deliveries. If the umpire suspects a wide or no-ball is deliberate, e.g. to keep a strong batsman off strike, it must be bowled again.
A delivery which bounces more than twice before it reaches the batsman is a no ball, but “technical” no balls will only be given if the bowler gains an unfair advantage. E.g. only a fast bowler will be penalised for “throwing” or overstepping the line.
All bowlers must initially bowl overarm, the umpires may instruct a bowler to bowl underam if they feel the bowler cannot bowl fair overarm deliveries.
No LBWs unless the umpire feels the batsman is deliberately using their leg(s) to defend their wicket and has not tried to hit the hall.
Batsmen can be out caught off a wall or ceiling as long as the ball has not struck the floor or become lodged in a net or other gym equipment.
If a side is short of players, the lowest scoring batter gets an extra innings, each captain picks one bowler to bowl an extra over.
Two points are scored for every run that is physically run.
If the ball hits the wall behind the bowler, a boundary is scored. Four points are scored if the ball touched the ground first, six points if the ball does not touch the ground first.
If the ball hits any other wall, one point is scored per wall.
Scoring is cumulative, e.g. if a batsman hits the ball against a wall and runs, they score points for both hitting the wall and for the runs that have been run.
The batting side scores two points for a wide or no ball.

Umpires may award the batting side 5 runs if they feel the bowling team has deliberately not taken a wicket, e.g. not tried to take a catch, in order to prevent a retired batter returning.