Sunday, 21 August 2016

U13 Match Home v Stockton Monday 22nd August

Tony Potter has texted me with the following as the team for this fixture, to be played at the main ground:

Dan Baines
Jon Baines
Sam Metcalfe
Ben Dale
Henry Bushell
Dan Sharp
Dan Francis
Uchenna Anyadiegwu
Joe Sydall
Kai Yorke
Harry Laviolette

The agreed match start time is 6pm. It is going to be challenging finishing the game before it gets too dark, so please get there as early as you can and don't waste time during the game or between innings.

Richmondshire CC Under 11 Festival Sunday 11th September

On this date the club will be hosting a cricket festival for children in the U11 age group. Although the new school year will have started, eligibility is based on the school year at the start of this season, all those who were at Primary School at the start of this season are eligible.

Traditionally this event was held on a Sunday earlier in the season when there was no home adult match, now that the under 11 league matches are played on a Sunday, we have had to move it to late in the season, which does unfortunately mean mean there will be a clash with football or rugby for some players.

This is an all-day mini tournament, involving teams of eight players, using a hard ball. There will be teams from Richmondshire CC and from invited clubs in the surrounding area.

There will be two matches taking place at any one time, with initial matches taking place in a league format, followed by two semi-finals and a final. Matches will be 8 overs a side, therefore each match should be complete inside an hour.

John Broderick will be contacting players from his match squad, but this tournament is also appropriate for younger players who are looking to move up to playing hard ball cricket next season. 

Could parents of any younger players who wish to register interest please see me on Friday night or send an email to

Friday, 19 August 2016

Training Friday 19th August is off

It has been raining for a bit and is forecast to continue, so training is cancelled.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Norton U11s Vs Richmond U11s
The U11’s lost by 59 runs against Norton who bowled very well taking more wickets than us, and we then conceded 37 extras which was far too generous ! Top scorers were Kai Yorke and Joe Syddall with 11 , Toby Broderick taking the only wicket of the day after a fine catch by Harry Laviolette, and claiming a run out with a direct hit. Next weeks game is at Home against Blackhall at the school, 9.00 for 9.30am on Sunday.
The team for the Blackhall game is :-
Lucas Holmes
Henry Banks
Adam Pollard (making his debut at U11)
Harry Laviolette
William Mawer
Joe Carruthers
Kai Yorke
Alex Pinkney (Keeper)
George Rutherford
Joe Syddall

Please TEXT if you son is unable to play 07739 645555.

Further notification will follow for the Stockton game which we aim to play by the end of August.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Monday night training is still on

The under 17 team will be away playing in the north/south play-off, but training is still on.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Reminder, Friday training at Richmond School

Training will again be at Richmond School, as our under 17 team has a cup semi-final at the main ground.

Secondary School coaching sessions Mon 8 to Fri 12 Aug

Mike Layfield is running additional coaching for secondary school age group players at the main club ground next week. Sessions run from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and cost £10 per day.

These sessions are run by Mike as part of his business, not by the club, so you do not have to be a member to take part. They are open to all aged 11 to 16.

Mike's number is 07427 487107


Monday, 1 August 2016

Training Friday 5th August

Due to the under 17 team's continued progress in the 15/15 cup competition leading to a home semi-final, training will again be relocated to Richmond School playing fields.

End of season silverware for junior teams ?

The under 17 team has won the North Division of the under 17 league and also the Junior Plate knockout competition. The team has also progressed to the semi final of the 15 over cup competition, to be played at home on Friday 5th August, with Stockton the opposition.

The under 15 team has won the Chester Cup knockout competition, but, having lost to Barnard Castle in the league, need them to drop some points in other games in order to win the league.

The under 13 team, who were defeated finalists in the Lowery Cup, like the under 15 team have lost only one league game, in this case to Wolviston, so again need Wolviston to drop points to win the league.

The under 11 team has improved a lot as the season has progressed. They were knocked out of the Gemara Cup in the early-season group stages but have since moved up to third in the league, though it looks like Darlington are clear at the top of the table and will be very hard to catch.

The under 9 team finished joint top of their league with Masham.

Additional coaching for Primary School age players

Mike Layfield is running additional coaching at the club all next week, sessions will run from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and cost £10 per day.

These sessions are run by Mike as part of his business, not by the club, so you do not have to be a member to take part. They are open to all aged 5 to 11.

Mike's number is 07427 487107

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Seaton Carew U11s Vs Richmond U11s
The U11’s won again by 12 runs, 268 for 3, net 253 Vs 266 for 5 net 241, well played everyone, another great win. A commanding performance in the field with accurate bowling taking 5 wickets and Best Yet again … ONLY 12 extra runs given away over the 20 overs, superb !! Wickets for Kai Yorke, Alex Laviollette, Thomas Wooff and Will Sharp, and a run out by stand in keeper Joe Carruthers. George Rutherford top scorer again with 11, and with the loss of just 3 wickets, the batting was sensible and runs were taken at a steady rate. A great team effort, Well done!!
Next weeks game is away against Stockton at the Grangefield Ground, TS18 4JF 9.00 for 9.30am on Sunday.
U11 Team Sheets for the last three league games (no set order).

Sunday 7th August       Sunday 14th August      Sunday 21st August
Stockton Away           Norton Away            Blackhall Home
Lucas Holmes            Lucas Holmes           Lucas Holmes          
Kai Yorke               Kai Yorke              Joe Syddall
Alex Laviolette         Harry Laviolette       Henry Banks
Alex Pinkney (K)        Zac Cleminson          Harry Laviolette
Harry Laviolette        Toby Broderick         William Mawer
Will Sharp              William Mawer (K)      Joe Carruthers
George Rutherford       Joe Carruthers         Kai Yorke
Gabriel Stewart         George Rutherford      George Rutherford
Thomas Wooff            Joe Syddall            Gabriel Stewart
Will Newson             Gabriel Stewart        Alex Pinkney (K)
9.00am start at         9.00am start at        9.00am start at
Stockton TS18 4JF       Norton TS20 1PE        The club.      

Please TEXT if you son is unable to play 07739 645555 (as I may be out of the UK).

Saturday, 30 July 2016

U13 Friendly v Rockliffe Hall - Report

Some of our Under 13s who have played predominantly pairs cricket in the past gained some valuable T20 match experience at Rockliffe Park. Seeing a good wicket and short boundaries, captain Henry Shepherd sensibly elected to bat first. Ben Dale got us off to a quick start but was unlucky to get cleaned up by a good ball from opposition opening bowler Joe. Zak Cleminson did well to see off some sharp bowling early on and Charlie Stephenson made an excellent 32 with boundaries in all corners of the ground, but from being 50-1 after 10 overs we struggled to maintain our momentum. This put consecutive batsmen under pressure to score quickly as soon as they came to the crease, and the resulting run of low scores saw us finish on 86-5.

In the spirit of the friendly match, Shep gave all 10 outfield players a bowl. The standout bowler was our opener Daniel Sharp whose pace certainly matched his last name (sorry, I don't have my dad's ability at puns - Pete). He started the innings with a wicket maiden and finished with 1-2. Harry Mauer also managed a wicket maiden in his 2-7. Edmund Richardson and Ben Dale also returned tidy bowling figures, with 1-6 and 1-4 respectively. Unfortunately, we simply didn't have enough runs on the board and two good Rockliffe batsmen called Matthew and George exploited the gaps between our close-in off side fielders to take the game away from us.

The reasons for the loss can be summarised as batting too defensively and fielding too aggressively. This was a good run out for our team and a true friendly, and hopefully gave some of our lads who haven't had much game time a lesson in the T20 mindset, where you have to worry much more about scoring and defending runs than defending and taking wickets.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Richmond U11 Vs Hartlepool U11
The U11’s won by 19 runs, 259 for 6, net 229 Vs 250 for 8 net 210, well played everyone, a close encounter and a great win. A low scoring game saw George Rutherford top score with 9, and with the loss of 6 wickets, there was some work to do in the field to stop Hartlepool scoring. A great team effort including 3 stumpings from Alex Pinkney, a run out strike by Will Arnold,  3 wickets for Will Sharp, 2 Wickets for George Rutherford, and wickets for Joe Sydall and Alex Laviolette bringing up the 8 wicket haul, with ONLY 15 EXTRAS conceded , best yet !!
Next weeks game is away against Seaton Carew at Hornby Park, TS25 2AZ 9.00 for 9.30am on Sunday.
U11 Team Sheets for the next three league games (no set order).

Sunday 31st July         Sunday 7th August        Sunday 14th August
Seaton Carew (Away)     Stockton Away           Norton Away
Lucas Holmes            Lucas Holmes            Lucas Holmes
George Rutherford       Kai Yorke               Kai Yorke
William Mawer (K)       Alex Laviolette         Harry Laviolette
Alex Laviolette         Alex Pinkney (K)        Zac Cleminson    
Toby Broderick          Harry Laviolette        Toby Broderick
Joe Carruthers          Will Sharp              William Mawer (K)
Zac Cleminson           George Rutherford       Joe Carruthers
Kai Yorke               Kai Yorke               George Rutherford
Thomas Wooff            Joe Syddall             Joe Syddall
Will Newson             Will Newson             Gabriel Stewart
9.00am start at         9.00am start at         9.00am start at
Seaton Carew TS25 2AZ   Stockton                Norton

Please get in touch if you son is unable to play 07739 645555.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Training Friday 29th July

Due to the under 17 team progressing in a second cup competition, Friday's training will again be switched to Richmond School playing field.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Training Friday 22nd July

As the under 17 team have a home cup final, training will be at Richmond School playing field.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Junior Cricket in the School Holidays and beyond

The NYACC league fixtures are scheduled up to and including 21st August for U11/U15 games and 22nd August for U13 games, but at this time of year, you can expect some rescheduled fixtures.

Hambleton League U9 and U15 fixtures have finished.

The U17s should finish their league fixtures on 25th July, they will hopefully have a north/south play-off to follow.

The last Monday night training session will be Monday 22nd August.

The last Friday night training session will be Friday 9th September.

On Sunday 11th September, we will have our under 11 festival, in which hopefully at least 3 teams from Richmondshire will compete against teams from invited clubs. This will be at the main ground, with two matches taking place at the same time. This event lasts all day, games are played with a hard ball, this is an ideal introduction to hard ball cricket for those who have not previously played with a hard ball.

Between October half term and Christmas, we intend again running indoor league cricket, this is suitable for years 3 to 10 inclusive.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Richmond U11 Vs Billingham U11      &      Richmond U11 Vs Darlington RA U11
The U11’s lost 306 – 240 home to Billingham at the school on Friday, having fielded first Richmond were chasing a big total, George Rutherford top scoring for us with 19 (not out), a “Pogba” performance !. However we bounced back with a fine win this morning at the club against Darlington RA 307 for 3 (292) – 262 for 7 (227). After losing William Mawer behind the stumps with a painful knock on the knee (everyone wishes you well !), we carried on with a strong show in the field taking 7 wickets. George Rutherford 3 wickets for 4 runs , Zac Cleminson 2 wickets for 0 runs from 3 overs,all maidens !!, and wickets for Kai Yorke and Will Newson, and deputy keeper Joe Carruthers also taking a fine catch ! This was followed by a confident batting performance which eased Richmond to a comfortable win, having only conceded 3 wickets with some well struck boundaries. Next weeks game is home against Hartlepool over at the school 9.00 for 9.30am on Sunday.
U11 Team Sheets for the next three league games (no set order).
Sunday 24th July         Sunday 31st July         Sunday 7th August
Hartlepool (Home)       Seaton Carew (Away)     Stockton Away
William Arnold          Lucas Holmes            Lucas Holmes
Henry Banks             Harry Laviolette        Joe Syddall
Will Sharp              Alex Laviolette         Harry Laviolette
Alex Laviolette         William Mawer (K)       Alex Laviolette        
Harry Laviolette        Toby Broderick          William Mawer (K)
Jake Percival           Joe Carruthers          Will Sharp
Joe Syddall             Zac Cleminson           George Rutherford
Alex Pinkney (K)        Kai Yorke               Kai Yorke
Zac Cleminson           Gabriel Stewart         Gabriel Stewart
George Rutherford       Will Newson             Will Newson
9.00am start at         9.00am start at         9.00am start at
Richmond School         Seaton Carew            Stockton

Please get in touch if you son is unable to play 07739 645555.

Family Fun Day Sunday 7th August

Richmondshire Cricket Club and Richmond Town Football Club are proud to announce an inaugural Family Fun Day, Sunday 7 August at Richmond Cricket Club.

The fun starts at 1pm and will include mini-football and cricket tournaments (primary age children), Tug of War (open to all, will group by age) and lots more.

To enter a team into the Tug of War call the Club on 01748 824573 or Andy Barlow on 07830 302268.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Under 17s move to top of the table (updated 19th July)

Following a win at Sedgefield tonight, our under 17 team has moved to the top of the league table, despite losing a couple of matches. In the each of 2 matches that the team has lost. they have secured batting and bowling bonus points. Also, thanks to the organisational skills of Manager Nigel Winter and Fixtures Secretary Jayne Layfield, all fixtures have been played.

The team beat Darlington last night, just the last match on 25th against Seaton Carew to go.