Clubs bulletin no 14 - 29 July
ExtraCover Insurance Whitworth Cup final
The ExtraCover Insurance Whitworth Cup final, between Hallam and Sprotbrough, will be played at Wickersley Old Village CC, Northfield Lane, Wickersley, this Sunday – 12 noon start. All are welcome. Please note that:
car parking on the ground is restricted to officials, players and sponsors – car parking for spectators is available in the doctor's surgery just off the Masons roundabout and also parking at the chapel directly opposite the ground from 12pm
alcoholic drinks must not be brought into the ground
Notice is hereby given that Hatfield Town are now streaming matches in accordance with League policy. Any umpire or opposition with any issues about its use during a fixture in which they are participating to contact Richard Platt at Hatfield.firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the players’ survey was published, we received requests for a survey to obtain views from scorers and umpires. This has now been produced and published. It can be accessed at officials survey. The survey will be open until Friday 19 August.
The survey is now closed and the main initial findings are published on the League website. The next steps are to analyse all the comments made, identify actions to be taken, and formulate proposals for consideration at the AGM. The Premier Section captains’ meeting will be part of this process. We will continue to keep you fully informed.
Premier Section captains’ meeting
There will be a Premier Section captains’ meeting on Wednesday 10 August. This is to discuss the findings from the player survey, and to seek views from captains about the way forward on some of the key issues. The meeting will be held in the tea room at the Al-Murad Stadium, Elsecar CC at 7.30pm. If your captain cannot attend, please arrange for a senior player from your team to attend in his place.
Pride of Cricket awards
The Cricketer Magazine are currently working with LV= Insurance on this year’s Pride of Cricket Awards, which celebrates the amazing and often unsung work that goes on up and down the country in clubs, villages and schools – the exceptional efforts of members of the cricket community in the UK, from schoolchildren to professionals, club groundsmen to social media creatives.
They are looking for nominations across six categories for the 2022 awards – Club Hero, Young Hero, Fundraising Hero, Community Hero and Media Hero, as well as the overall Pride of Cricket Award recognising the lifetime contribution of an individual to the game of cricket, won last year by our own Steve Fletcher of Whitley Hall CC. The winner of each category will receive a pair of tickets to next year’s Ashes.
Nominations can be made here – entries may be made until midday on September 1st.
If any club or match official has any safeguarding issues, including reports of incidents or requests for advice, these should be directed to Lindsay Pepper at email@example.com until further notice.
T20 Blast area finals
We congratulate Doncaster Town on topping the T20 Blast Group Stage table, and so becoming the YCSPL representatives in the ECB Vitality T20 Blast area finals at Wollaton CC in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 7 August. Doncaster will play Sleaford in the area semi-final, and we wish them the very best of luck.
Use of saliva
Please ensure that all your players are aware of Law 41.3, which specifies that saliva must not be used on the ball which also precludes fielders eating sugary sweets to alter their saliva to apply to the ball. Using saliva will be treated the same way as any other unfair methods of changing the condition of the ball.
YCSPL under 23s v MCC
YCSPL under 23s face the MCC on Thursday 4th August 2022 at Abbeydale Park at 11:30am in a 40-overs per side game. All are welcome!
Our team is Alex Grimes (Appleby Frodingham), Michael Goodchild (Sheffield Collegiate), Joe Norbury (Whiston Parish Church), James Rhodes (Wakefield Thornes), Ben Tracey (Whitley Hall), Owen Smith (Barnsley Woolley Miners), Drew Sylvester (Appleby Frodingham, w/k), Josh Hen-Boisen (Wakefield Thornes), Charlie Bourne (Treeton), Matthew Rees (Castleford, captain), Ben Cliffe (Cawthorne). The 12th man is Daniel Airstone (Green Moor).
This Sunday, 31 July, Yorkshire will play Surrey in the ECB over 50s County Championship at the Al-Murad Stadium, Elsecar (1pm start). The bar is open from 12noon and refreshments are available. Local players of note in the Yorkshire side include Jason Meadows & Paul Fenn (Elsecar CC), Steve Foster (Treeton CC), Nick Gaywood (Sheffield Collegiate CC), Babar Butt (formerly Doncaster Town CC & Rotherham Town CC), Bandula Ranjith (formerly Wombwell Main CC, Whitley Hall CC & Hoylandswaine CC) and Haider Jahangir (Barnsley Woolley Miners CC). All are welcome.