Friday, 23 June 2017

U13 match v Hartlepool, report

From Lee York:

Our first defeat in the league this year by 14 runs

Fielding first we gifted Hartlepool runs in the field with our fielding inc 5 dropped catches and 30 extras off wides and no balls. There was some good points Mr Ward taking a catch and 3 stumpins behind the stumps and Mr Baines's 4 overs going for just 9 runs inc a wicket.
Hartlepool making 120 for 8

In reply Richmond made 106 for 7 J Bowler Jones 27 not out J Baines 23 T Ward 19

See you all at training on Monday night 6.30


Middleton in Teesdale Festival, Sunday 25th June

Finding the ground

Drive into Middleton on the B6282 from Eggleston, just before a right hand bend, turn left into Leekworth Gardens, which is before you reach the Primary School. After about 100 metres, bear right across a large playing field, at the far side of the playing field is the cricket pitch.
The postcode of the Middleton in Teesdale school, which is adjacent the ground, is DL12 0TG, it takes about 40 minutes to get there from Richmond

Please be at the ground by 12.30 for a 1.00 start


Jack Platt
Joseph White
Isaac Bottomley
Raam Raj
Elsa Wright

Henry Wright
James Cox
Chloe York
Harvey Olney
Seth Wilkinson
Adam Pollard
Archie Maclelland
Tom Arundel
Harry Crossland
Jacob Thomas
Max Percival

Training Friday 23rd June

Training this week is at the club.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sunday 2nd July Junior "CricFest"

On Sunday 2nd July, the main ground will not be used for any senior cricket games, so it is planned to use it for junior cricket all day. The games and activities planned are:

9.30, NYACC U11 league fixture, Richmondshire U11s v Norton under 11s

13.00, U9 friendly hard ball match, Richmondshire U9s v Hambleton League U9 squad,

16.00 to 17.30, soft ball games for our junior members.

Teams for the games at 9.30 and 13.00 will be selected in advance by the relevant Team Managers, teams for the games at 16.00 will be selected on the day from those that are there at that time.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Our U9s make it 7 out of 7 against Bedale!

Richmondshire U9s 335 for 4 (315 net) vs Bedale U9s 285 for 6 (255 net)
Richmondshire win by 60 runs

The heat beat down at Richmond School on Monday evening for the U9s seventh game of the season.  With 6 wins out of 6 and only 4 games to go, Richmondshire were keen to make it 7.  Our rivals – North Stainley Girls U11s – have an identical record and we still have to play each other twice.  (Girls teams are allowed to be up to 2 years older, according to Hambleton League rules)

Bedale won the toss and decided to bat – a usual position for the home side to be in and one that they enjoy.  Excellent bowling early doors made inroads into the Bedale batting.  James Cox helped himself to a ‘caught and bowled’ in his first over.  Jack Platt then took 2 wickets in successive deliveries, helped in no small part by Issac Bottomley, who made a superb full length diving catch after a 10 yard sprint from the wicketkeeper’s position – potentially catch of the season.  The following ball yielded another victim via the same combination, this time Bottomley taking an excellent catch down the leg side.  Bedale were 3 wickets down after 4 overs.

It got worse for the southerners.  Joseph White then clean bowled a bemused batter with a well-positioned yorker.  With Bottomley also taking a wicket in his first over (deputant Elsa Wright’s hands being as safe and secure as the Bank of England helped!) the U9s had taken 5 wickets in 8 overs, and had limited Bedale to a insignificant net score of 215.

However, with the crowd shouting for more, the Richmondshire bowlers’ radars seemed to go out of kilter and only 1 more wicket was added to our total – Max Percival clean bowling one off his second over.  Bedale finished their innings at a vaguely respectable 255.

Richmondshire were in no mood for messing about, it was too hot for that.  A slightly re-jigged batting line-up saw Bottomley and Raj open.  4 balls into the innings Issac had scored 9 runs from one of the Bedale star bowlers – and the mood continued in this spirit.  The score had rocketed to 241 by the time Bottomley (23) and Raj (9) had finished.  Emmy Raggett and Elsa Wright then continued and batted well adding 15 runs between them.

More flashing blades were seen from the third batting pair.  Percival hitting 3 fours on the way to his unbeaten 22 runs, well supported by Cox, and moving the score past the target onto 281.  The final batting pair then put the cherry on the top of the performance.  Joseph White hitting a comfortable 20 runs alongside his partner Platt (8) who took our final score to 315.

Next match: North Stainley at Richmond School on Friday night, 6.30pm start.  It’s going to be a cracker!  Come down and show your support.

Monday, 19 June 2017

U13 Hambleton League, Teamsheets for the last 2 fixtures
25th June 2017 Stokesley Away                   2nd July 2017 Hutton Rudby Away
Patrick  Carlton                                          Patrick Carlton
Angus Potter                                              Angus Potter
Harry Laviolette                                         Ross Wheatley
Alex Laviolette                                           Luke Young
Will Sharp                                                  Devon Cox
Henry Banks                                               Charlie Stephenson
George Rutherford                                      Zak Cleminson
Alex Pinkney                                               William Mawer
Henry Bushell                                             William Newson
William Newson                                          Toby Broderick
Gabriel Stewart                                          Henry Banks
Please text me if your son is unable to play.

With thanks, John 07739 645555

Team to play U13 fixture v Hartlepool

Richmond U13 vs Hartlepool
Friday 23rd June
Away at Hartlepool 6.00 start
Post code TS260DA

T Ward ( Wk )
B Dale
J Baines ( Capt )
A Potter
A Percival
J Bowler Jones
J Carruthers
K York
H Mcfarlane
H Shepherd

P Carlton

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Matches and Training Monday 19th June

Monday is going to be a busy day at the club.

Durham 2nd XI will be playing at the ground for four days, there is a one day friendly against Essex 2nd XI on Monday and a three day game against the same opponents starting on Tuesday,

On Monday evening, the under 17 team have a game against Stockton, due the the Durham game, this will not start until 6.30pm. Under 17 players may need to change in the toilets at the stage end of the club if the changing rooms are in use when they arrive.

Junior training will still take place from 6.30 to 8.00pm, but will be in the nets.

Under 11 Match Report

Hartlepool c c 241 net Richmondshire c c 258 net Richmondshire win by 17 runs

Richmondshire won the toss and elected to field

This match was always going to be tough even without the soaring temperatures!

We actually played a very tactical game and all of the Richmondshire players contributed a great deal but most impressively batted to win and defend our total when ahead, not very easy against some pace and  accurate bowling from Hartlepool.

Great effort well done.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Another win for the U9s

Thornton Watlass U9s 286 for 4 (266 net) vs Richmondshire U9s 315 for 3 (300 net)

The sun beat down on the idyllic North Yorkshire village of Thornton Watlass, welcoming our unbeaten U9s to play their 6th game of the season.

Losing the toss, Richmondshire were asked to field first and chase a total - something they have become accustomed to in recent games.  Due to an abundance of Watlass players, we were asked to play 10-a-side for this game, something that isn't a problem for our well-developed squad.  Another player was given an opportunity of playing for the club - the 15th this season - 7 year old Archie MacLelland donned the famous Richmondshire shirt.

Max Percival opened the bowling and promptly bowled their opener, according to his teammates, his 'lucky sunglasses' had something to do with it.  His bowling was its usual blend of accuracy and pace.  MacLelland, Humphris and Player all bowled well before their first batting pair departed, having moved the score onto 220.  The next batting pair arrived and made tracks, hardly troubling the scorers.  However, Richmondshire really started to turn the screw during the next phase of the innings.

Jack Platt struck with a lovely delivery that simply popped to short mid-wicket and was grasped firmly by the debutant MacLelland.  In the very next over Issac Bottomley took his 5th wicket of the season with a short pitched ball that nipped in off the seam and took off the bails via the batsman's inside edge - much to his dismay.  Percival then took another wicket (with the help of Jack Platt's catching) to put the Watlass innings into dismay and leaving him with the excellent figures of 2 overs, 1 maiden, 2 wickets for 1 run.

Although the opposition rallied a little in the final overs and the number of wides we bowled was unusually high, they finished on a modest 286 for 4 (net 266).

Buoyed by a competent fielding performance, Richmondshire began to bat - Eddie Player and James Cox opening the innings.  Both batted well against a strong initial attack, and a score of 209 after the first 4 overs set us on our way.  Bottomley and MacLelland continued the innings with sensible shots and although the former suffered from an excellent delivery that removed his bails, he responded with 3 belting boundaries that made his bat look more like Thor's hammer than one of Kookaburra's finest.

Then came an excellent partnership from the two female members of the team.  Forbes and Humphris ran 11 very sensible and quick singles that moved the score sharply up to 250+.  Percival and Bromirskyj batted 4th to continue the innings and moved us past the Watlass total, never looking like they were going to lose a wicket and always placing the ball around the ground and taking singles when they could.

This allowed Jack Platt and and Joseph White to complete the victory and add another 33 runs to our total during their spell at the crease.  White hitting 16 runs, including another 2 boundaries and finishing our innings on a nice round 300 net score.

The highlight of this performance was the development in our running - 35 singles were taken during our batting - a huge improvement from previous games.  Well done everyone!

U9s Get a New Sponsor

A huge thank you goes out to:

The CB Inn Arkengarthdale

who have generously sponsored the U9 team for this season.  The photo shows the team in their displaying the sponsor's artwork proudly on the new shirts at their recent game at Thornton Watlass.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Middleton in Teesdale Festival details

Pasted in from a mail from the organiser:

Hi All

I am away on Holiday all next week so just wanted to provide you with an update for our Softball Festival on Sunday 25/06/17.

I have confirmation from 4 clubs that they will be attending:
Richmond - Possibly 2 Teams
Barnard Castle
I am also hopeful that Rockliffe Park will be able to pull a team together.

We are hoping to start the first games at 1:00pm so if teams can try and arrive by 12:30 that would be great and will give us time to get organised. If this is going to be a problem please let me know and we can sort something out.

This year we are also hoping to run 1 possibly 2 (if there is sufficient interest) All Stars cricket sessions for Under 8's. If you have any younger siblings coming along who may be interested in joining in please ask their parents to register there interest on the day.

This year we have also started a Ladies section at Middleton and they are keen to play a game against any other Mams who are there on the day. Can you please mention this to all your Mams and if there is any interest in playing a game or two  let me know and we will try and arrange this as well.

Teas, Coffee, Cakes and a BBQ will be available throughout the afternoon.

If you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to get in touch and I will try and get back to you as soon as I can but I will have limited access to e-mails next week so please bear with me.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on the 25th.

U13 Hambleton League / Cup

Confirmation there is no Plate game this Sunday 18th June, as we do not have an opponent as yet ??
I will post the team later for the league game at Stokesley on 25th June.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Match Report, NYACC U13 v Stockton

From Lee York:

After wining the toss we batted first making 125 for 4 T Ward 30 retired B Dale 33 retired including some big sixes

Stockton in reply made 94 for 2

We won by 31 runs

Some work to do on fielding Monday night (Jim agrees, energy levels in the field are low, fielders also need to look at their positioning, fielders who are "out" should generally be on the boundary stopping fours, others should either be in catching positions or stopping singles)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

U17 match and training Friday 16th June

The u17 team have a cup final at home at the main ground.

U11 hard ball training will be at the main ground.

Soft ball training and All Stars will be at Richmond School on the playing fields.

Tea, coffee, soft and alcoholic drinks will be available at the school. Hot and alcoholic drinks will be served in the pavilion.

See the firsts at their T20 finals day

Monday, 12 June 2017

U13 Match Report, home v Darlington RA

From Lee York:

At last we have won a toss and decided to bat making 132 for 6, T Ward 33 ( retired) B Dale 27 (faced 10 balls, including 2 sixes)

Darlington made 68 for 9 with a great all round bowling performance inc a good catch by Harris

J Baines             3-0-6-1
B Dale.               3-3-0-1
P Carlton.           3-0-16-2
J Bowler Jones  2-0-9-0
A Potter.             2-0-14-0
K York                 2-0-8-1
H Shepherd       2.4-0-10-4
A Percival.          1-0-3-0

We won by 54 runs

NYACC U13 League Match v Stockton U13 Thursday 14th June

Main Ground 6.00 start to be there for 5.45

T Ward ( Wk )
B Dale
J Baines ( Capt )
A Potter
A Percival
J Bowler Jones
J Carruthers
K York
H Mcfarlane
H Shepherd

P Carlton
Hambleton U13

We didn’t get out of first gear on Sunday morning and dropped 3 catches in the field, but Charlie too an overhead stunner !  A slow run rate at the crease ended up in defeat to Masham by 11 runs. Charlie top scored with 18 with Patrick on 17, and wickets for Alex Laviolette, Toby, Luke, Charlie and Angus. We may have a fixture on Sunday morning in the plate competition, but as yet I haven’t received notification of our opponent from the league, so this may be doubtful. 
Next league game is away at Stokesley on the 25th June, team sheet and details to follow.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Squad for U11 softball festival at Middleton in Teesdale 25th June

 This festival is suitable for both under 9s and under 11s who are not required for the U11 league match in the morning. This list will be expanded as names are put forward.

Jack Platt
Joseph White
Isaac Bottomley
Raam Raj
Elsa Wright
Henry Wright
James Cox
Chloe York
Harvey Olney
Seth Wilkinson
Adam Pollard
Archie Maclelland
Tom Arundel
Harry Crossland
Jacob Thomas