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.


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
Darlington
Richmond
Newton Aycliffe
Sedgefield
Norton
Stockton
Junior Central
Hartlepool
Seaton Carew
Wolviston
Thornaby
Middlesbrough
Maltby
Marton
Junior South
Whitby
Saltburn
Marske
Guisborough
Normanby Hall
Great Ayton
Stokesley
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.