Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Club Extraordinary General Meeting 30th March 2017

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting at the clubhouse at 8.30 pm on 30th March.
This is to discuss and hopefully agree changes to the constitution that are proposed to ensure compliance with HMRC rules which require Community Amateur Sports Clubs to have at least 50% of their membership participating in the sport the club offers. Participating includes playing, coaching, managing teams, umpiring, scoring, working on the ground and committee work.
Community Amateur Sports Club status is worth keeping because it reduces the club's rates bills and allows Gift Aid to be claimed on donations.
Only adult members (including those parents that are currently social or non-playing members) can vote, but we need as many as possible to turn out.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Pre-season jobs, Sat 25th March and 1st April

The next two Saturday mornings, volunteers are required at the main ground to help with jobs which will include:

Completing the re-assembly of and minor repairs to the nets
Moving scaffold poles into position to mend the fence
Brushing out the nets with a stiff brush to remove leaves/twigs
Litter picking
Helping put the sightscreens for the school ground onto a trailer to the school
General gardening/weeding
Sweeping out the scorebox and changing rooms

The work will start about 10.00 and finish about lunchtime. Those wanting to start with a cooked breakfast will find they can buy one in the clubhouse from 9.00.

Bring gloves, wear sturdy footwear and bring whatever tools you have that will help do the sort of job you plan to help with.

If anyone has a stepladder, mini-scaffold or similar access equipment that can be put inside the nets and will allow people to reach up to 4 metres high to mend holes in the roof of the nets, can they please bring it.

ECB All Stars Cricket initiative launched today 20th March

The ECB is introducing "All Stars Cricket", an initiative to introduce cricket to 5 to 8 year olds who have no previous experience of the game. The marketing has started today.

All Stars Cricket will be available at Richmondshire Cricket Club. Both paid-up junior members of the appropriate age and non-members who have registered centrally with the All Stars programme will be able to take part in these sessions.

Members and non-members who register centrally with the All Stars programme will receive delivered to their home various items of kit, including a plastic bat, cap, shirt with their name on it, drinks bottle and rucksack. This will cost £40 and is not paid to the club.

Non-members who have paid £40 to join the All Stars scheme will only be entitled to attend the specific All Stars sessions. To receive other benefits, they will need to become members of the cricket club.

The All Stars sessions will run for 8 weeks, starting Friday 26th May from 6.15 to 7.15 pm.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Fixtures April and May 2017

This link should take you to an Excel spreadsheet with all Richmondshire CC fixtures, junior and adult, for April and May. You may need to download it to read it.

Note midweek junior fixtures may change in the event of replays of cup matches or non-availability of away grounds.

You can also see, for example, that Friday night training will need to move to Richmond School on
19th May due to an under 17 cup fixture.


April and May Fixtures

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Indoor training Friday 3rd March

Under 11s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 13s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

If you are bringing both u11 and u13 players, arrive a few minutes early at the school and drop your u11 off, before driving on to ML Sports and Fitness, at the very top of the Gallowfields trading estate.

The weather is not warm, so take warm clothing if spectating at ML Sports and Fitness.

2017 Junior Team Managers

Following the Junior AGM, these are the leagues in which we will have teams next year and the respective Team Managers. Darren and Lee are also both training as level 2 coaches and should be fully qualified by the beginning of the season.

U9 Hambleton League, to play midweek evenings (league suggests Weds) at Richmond School, Mike White

U11 NYACC League, to play Sunday mornings at main ground where possible, Darren Syddall

U13 NYACC League, to play midweek evenings (probably Thurs) at main ground where possible, Lee York

U13 Hambleton League, to play Sunday mornings at Richmond School, to move to midweek if school ground needed by NYACC fixtures, John Broderick

U15 NYACC League, to play Sunday mornings at main ground where possible, Tony Potter

U17 NYSD League, to play as NYSD fixture list, Nigel Winter

U19 NYSD League, to play as NYSD fixture list, Andy Kelly


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

DBS Clearance for Coaches, Managers and Helpers

For those coaches, managers and helpers who need to obtain or renew their DBS clearance before the season starts:

It is as important now as ever to ensure our club is operating in line with ECB guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. We must make sure that all senior club captains and vice-captains, junior team managers and coaches go through the Disclosure and Barring Service vetting process.


While the DBS vetting process is somewhat longwinded and frustrating at times, we have done what we can to make it as easy as possible to get a new DBS check completed. For those who need a DBS form, Dave Moffatt has plenty available and can be contacted on 0751 575 4491 or david.moffatt@bromptonmill.com. Dave is also a DBS ID verifier and can sign-off your application form prior to sending it on to the ECB.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Junior Section AGM Weds 1st March

The Junior Section AGM will be held in the clubhouse at 7.30 on Wednesday 1st March. 

As well as the roles like Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer we will need to confirm the management arrangements for each of the teams (U9, U11, U13 (x2), U15, U17, U19).

All parents, guardians and coaches of junior members are welcome and encouraged to come along. 

The agenda is below:


• Apologies for absence
• Minutes of last AGM & Matters Arising
• Chairperson’s Report
• Treasurer’s Report
• Coaching Report
• Team Reports
• Child Welfare Report
• Election of committee:

Chairperson
Secretary
Treasurer
Child Welfare Officer (already confirmed at main club AGM as Dave Moffatt)
Fund Raising Co-ordinator
Coaching Representatives
Parent Representatives

• Election of Team Managers:

U9
U11: 
U13 (NYACC and Hambleton League): 
U15: 
U17: 
U19:

Sunday, 19 February 2017

NYACC League Fixtures are out

Fixtures will start with league matches, starting Sunday 16th April, which will make jumpers essential !!

The cup fixtures will be at the back end of the season, running well into August.

The U11s have a free week on 16th April.

The U13s will start with an evening match at Rockliffe Park.

The U15s will start on 16th away at the large open ground at Wolviston.

I will post a link to the fixtures once I have them in a format which is easier to read.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ECB All Stars Cricket initiative for 5 to 8 year olds

The ECB is introducing "All Stars Cricket", an initiative to introduce cricket to 5 to 8 year olds who have no previous experience of the game. This will be a heavily marketed 8 week programme of weekly sessions running at cricket clubs from mid-May.

All Stars Cricket will be available at Richmondshire Cricket Club. Both paid-up junior members of the appropriate age and non-members who have registered centrally with the All Stars programme will be able to take part in these sessions.

Members and non-members who register centrally with the All Stars programme will receive delivered to their home various items of kit, including a plastic bat, cap, shirt with their name on it, drinks bottle and rucksack. This will cost £40 and is not paid to the club.

Non-members who have paid £40 to join the All Stars scheme will only be entitled to attend the specific All Stars sessions. To receive other benefits, they will need to become members of the cricket club.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Junior Section AGM 1st March - Advance Notice

The Junior Section AGM will be held on Wednesday 1st March, at 7.30, in the clubhouse.

At this meeting we will need to confirm the officers for the next season, the managers of each team and parent/coaching representatives.

The teams we are planning to run are:

Under 9 (played with a soft ball, under 11 girls, i.e. those girls up to and including year 6 may play in this league)

Under 11 (played with a hard ball)

Under 13 Hambleton and District

Under 13 NYACC

Under 15

Under 17

Under 19

Under 11, Under 13 Hambleton and Under 15 teams will play most of their matches on Sunday mornings, the other junior teams generally play midweek evenings.


Monday, 23 January 2017

Pre-season indoor training, updated details

Pre-season indoor training - updated 5th February

Indoor training will restart in full after half-term, with a couple of weeks of net sessions only before half-term at Mike Layfield's new ML Sports and Fitness facility on the Gallowfields Trading Estate. Mike has a drink vending machine installed and sells a few snacks, but please be aware that the temperature is more suitable for playing than watching, so take a coat !!

Please note that under 11s and under 13s do not stay in the same place every week, they rotate between the two venues. 

When at Mike Layfield's, the main activities will be batting and bowling in the nets, people need to come ready to use a hard ball.

When at Richmond School, the main activities will be games and fielding practice, using Incrediballs, as used in the indoor league.

All under 11s who want to get a place in the match squad should attend both the net sessions and and match/fielding practice. Those not feeling ready to play hard ball cricket may come to just the match practice. Note we have year 4 players who I think are ready to play hard ball cricket.

The schedule is as follows:


10th February at ML Sports and Fitness only, under 13s 7.00 to 8.15, under 15 and upwards, 8.15 to 9.30.

17th February at ML Sports and Fitness only, under 11s 7.00 to 8.15, under 15 and upwards, 8.15 to 9.30.

24th February. No training.

3rd March. Under 11s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 13s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

10th March, Under 13s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 11s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

17th March. Under 11s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 13s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

24th March. Under 13s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 11s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

31st March. Under 11s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 13s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

7th April.  Under 13s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 11s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

All sessions will be £2 a session.

For those transporting both U11 and U13 age group children, you will be able to drop off at the school from 6.45 and then go on to ML Sports in time for the 7.00 start there.


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Information from NYACC League AGM

There's a few changes for the coming season, none massive:

1. The under 15 cup competition will no longer start with a round robin league format, it will be knockout with a plate competition for those knocked out of the cup early.

2. There will be 3 weeks allowed to replay league fixtures that are rained off, with unlimited attempts allowed within those 3 weeks. (Previously one attempt was allowed, which had to be within the next 10 days or so)

3. The 6.00pm start for evening fixtures will no longer be fixed, you can start later when the evenings are long.

4. The scheduling of fixtures is likely to be amended such that league fixtures are completed before the school holidays, with cup fixtures running into the holidays.

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 - updated 23rd January

Indoor training will restart in full after half-term, with a couple of weeks of net sessions only before half-term at Mike Layfield's new facility on the Trading Estate.

Please note that under 11s and under 13s do not stay in the same place every week, they rotate between the two venues. 

When at Mike Layfield's, the main activities will be batting and bowling in the nets, people need to come ready to use a hard ball.

When at Richmond School, the main activities will be games and fielding practice, using Incrediballs as used in the indoor league.

The schedule is as follows:

10th February at ML Sports and Fitness only, under 13s 7.00 to 8.15, under 15 and upwards, 8.15 to 9.30.


17th February at ML Sports and Fitness only, under 11s 7.00 to 8.15, under 15 and upwards, 8.15 to 9.30.

24th February. No training.

3rd March. Under 11s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 13s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

10th March, Under 13s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 11s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

17th March. Under 11s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 13s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

24th March. Under 13s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 11s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

31st March. Under 11s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 13s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

7th April.  Under 13s are at Richmond School from 7.00 to 8.30, under 11s are at ML Sports and Fitness from 7.00 to 8.15, under 15s and upwards are at ML Sports and Fitness from 8.15 to 9.30.

All sessions will be £2 a session.




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 jim.while@richmondshirecc.org.uk.