Here is this week’s round-up of information for YCSPL clubs. 
Cup update 
Billy Oates Memorial Cup final. Congratulations to Wombwell Main, who beat Whitley Hall 3rds by one run in a thrilling final at Houghton Main last Sunday! For a report on the game see here. 
National T20 Blast. Unfortunately, Appleby Frodingham were not successful in the competition’s area finals at Denby last Sunday. The Steelmen were beaten by nine runs by Alderley Edge of the Cheshire PL in the semi-final. 
National T20 Plate. Commiserations too to Aston Hall, who were beaten by Notts & Arnold by five wickets in last Sunday’s area final. 
Presidents Trophy. The final of the Presidents Trophy, between Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds and Penistone will take place at Wentworth Road, Upper Haugh CC this Sunday, 22 August, at 12 noon. All are welcome! 
Viking Cricket Yorkshire Leagues KO Cup. We are sorry to report that Treeton were beaten by Driffield of the YPLN by seven wickets in the first semi-final last Sunday. The second semi-final, between Appleby Frodingham and Wakefield Thornes, will take place at Brumby Hall on this coming Sunday, 22 August (12.30 start). 
Mexborough Athletic CC Charity Day - 30 August 2021. Mexborough Athletic CC are holding a charity day on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 August, including two t20 games, family entertainment, music and food, in aid of the Sick Childrens Trust. Activities start at 10am and all are welcome. Please support this excellent cause. For more information, please see here
Play-Cricket – loan players. Next week is the last week for clubs who are eligible to loan players. Senior loans end on Saturday 28 August, and players must be re-registered on the YCSPL Play-Cricket website no later than that date. Please see Admin rule 33 Restrictions for loan players for further details. 
University of Leicester cardio-vascular research. We have been contacted by the research team in cardiology from the University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital. They are conducting a study that looks into the hearts of those that exercise at higher levels, specifically into rhythm changes (called atrial fibrillation) and the risk of stroke. The team have asked us to publicise their research and ask for volunteers to help them by completing a short survey. They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has previously had a stroke. Anyone who is at least 40 years of age and competes in sporting events at any level (including club cricket) is eligible to complete the survey. We encourage anyone eligible to help by completing the survey here
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