At last, the new cricket season is upon us; outdoor cricket nets have started with a good turnout on all fronts, especially juniors.
We have already had a couple of friendlies with the 1st XI winning comfortably against Tickhill from Yorkshire South but then losing in a low scoring match against Malton in the newly established Bryan Nelson Trophy in memory of a club stalwart who died a few months ago.
The 1st XI league opener is against York at home on Sat 23rd April. This will not be an easy start but the lads are confident that they can repeat last year’s victories.
The 2nd XI opened their account with a friendly win against Yapham with good efforts with bat and ball to start what hopes to be a good season.
The 4th XI had a great start with a friendly win against Cawood with youngsters taking the lead. After a 50 from a 14-year-old opener the bowling attack ranging in age from 13 to 15 bowled the opposition out cheaply. There are some exciting days ahead for these youngsters.
The pitches are in tremendous condition for so early in the season and can only really get better. As ever, we are on the look out for volunteers to help with this. If you are interested and want to find out more pop down to The Bridge at Moor Farm any Friday morning for a chat with Mick Oldfield.
There are also opportunities to help support the club financially which are detailed on the website – Become-a-sponsor. If you have a business in the area (big or small) and would like to advertise your services please take a look at the sponsorship options.
Whether you are able to support the club physically or financially on not please pop down to The Bridge or Castle Ground to support your local club, meet some good people and watch some cricket.