Sunday, 17 September 2017

2017 Indoor League

The Indoor League will start on Friday 3rd November, matches will be played in the Sports Hall at Richmond School.

There will be matches starting at 7.00pm and 8.00 pm, with the younger players playing first.

The games will be suitable for players from years 2 to 10 inclusive, depending on numbers there may well be an opportunity for some players in the middle of the age range to play in both divisions. The only stipulation on ability is that players need to be able to bowl overarm.

Within the junior division I am keen to see  a number of teams with at least a couple of girls, I think there is sufficient talent within our girl membership in this age range.

The rules will ensure that all players get to bat and bowl (except keeper). Games will be played with an Incrediball (or unbranded equivalent) which has a soft core.

Players will be assigned to teams, teams will have weeks off when they do not have a game.

Entries will officially open at the Presentation Evening on 6th October, if you cannot make the Presnetation Evening, there will be a link created on the blog very soon afterwards.

Junior Presentation Evening Friday 6th October

The Junior Presentation Evening will take place at the clubhouse on Friday 6th October, starting at 7.00pm with free food in the form of nuggets/sausages/chips or similar.

Awards up to and including the under 15 age group awards will be presented, the under 17 awards will be presented at the Senior Presentation Evening on 28th October.

On this evening, entries for the Indoor League will open, places will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

If you are the holder of a trophy from last year and have not returned it, could you please return it to either your Team Manager or the clubhouse. (Under 9 awards are perpetual and do not need to be returned).

Friday, 15 September 2017

End of season sale at Lorimers

From Matthew Cowling at Lorimers:

As you are aware the season is coming to an end, however at Lorimers this is when we clear a lot of our stock to make way for next seasons kit. 

There are huge deals on at the moment with up to 60% off 2017 stock in store and on our eBay store online. 

Also, please find attached images of the Lorimers Richmondshire CC duffle wheelie bag. As the title suggests it's a standing duffle bag with carry straps as well as wheels to pull along for the lazier ones (inc myself). These are very reasonably priced at £45 (similar bags on the market are up at £60-£80). They are big for adult use but not over sized enough to not fit in most car boots or on most junior cricketer's backs! Please contact me via email ( if you wish to purchase one or have any other queries regarding clearance cricket equipment or next years stock. 

The Richmond team clothing will be continue to be sold online at

Monday, 11 September 2017

Defibrilator training, Thursday 14th September, 6.30 to 7.30

There is now a defibrilator at the club. The more people are able to use it, the more chance it may save a life.Training in its use has been arranged as below:

Thursday 14th September from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Richmond Cricket Club.

This is available to all adults, whatever their role at the club

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Training Friday 8th September

Assuming it is dry, this will be the last outdoor training session.

We will be running an indoor league on Friday nights, starting on 3rd November, this will be in Richmond School Sports Hall.

Entries for the indoor league will open at the Junior Presentation Evening on Friday 6th October. The indoor league is suitable for a wide age range, there will be different divisions for different age ranges, anyone that can bowl overarm is good enough, those that play regular adult cricket may be too strong.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Under 11 Festival Sunday 10th September

This will run in a round robin league format, with two matches taking place at a time. Matches will be 8 overs a side and start at 1.30, therefore things should wind up about 6.30.

There will be three Richmondshire teams, two from Darren's U11 squad (Richmondshire A and B)and one from Mike's U9 squad (Richmondshire C) along with teams from Darlington and Barnard Castle.

Each team will play a total of four games, at any one time there will be one team resting.

TD Catering will be providing both their standard Sunday carvery and food more suitable for junior cricketers. Parents who would like the carvery are advised to book.

Game schedule:

1.30 Darlington v Barnard Castle, Richmondshire B v Richmondshire C,

2.30 Richmondshire B v Barnard Castle, Richmondshire A v Richmondshire C

3.30 Richmondshire A v Richmondshire B, Richmondshire C v Darlington

4.30 Richmondshire A v Darlington, Richmondshire C v Barnard Castle

5.30 Richmondshire A v Barnard Castle, Richmondshire B v Darlington

Friday, 1 September 2017

Monday, 28 August 2017

Under 11 Festival Sunday 10th September

We host our under 11 festival in two weeks. There will be invited teams and Richmondshire teams playing short, eight a side games with a hard ball. The matches will start about lunch time. If you would like to play, please let Jim While, Darren Syddall or Mike White know.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Clean sweep for the under 17 team.

Our under 17 team have won the 15-15 cup final played this morning, they have won all five of the trophies that they could have. Unfortunately for other clubs, the vast majority of the players will still be eligible next year.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Training Friday 25thAugust

Will be at the club, there is some light rain forecast around 5.00, but as it has been quite dry this week, we will need quite a bit of rain to make conditions unsuitable.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Under 13 Match Report

From Lee:

U 13 Cup game vs Barnard Castle

Batting first Richmond made 109 for 6 netting ( 261 ) B Dale 28 A Percival 13.

In reply Barnard Castle made 101 for 4 netting ( 269 ) J Carruthers  3-2-4-1 ( the next Shane Warne ) K York 2-1-1-1 meaning Barnard Castle won by 8 runs.

Well played to everyone tonight a good team effort.

I would like to say a big thank you to every player that's played for the U 13's this year and made it an enjoyable season. We finished 3rd in the league only losing 2 games

Also a massive thank you to the parents that have helped and support the team this year in some not so cricket weather thank you all.


Monday, 21 August 2017

Team to play U13 game v Barnard Castle Weds 23rd August

U13 game vs Barnard Castle Wednesday 23rd Home at the main ground 6.00 start to be there for 5.45

H Mcfarlane
B Dale
A Potter
K York
J Carruthers
W Sharp
J Baines
A Percival
J Percival

H Bushell 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Under 11 fixtures

Darren advises no date has been agreed yet for the Seaton Carew game, he is also looking at sorting a couple of friendlies.

Note also we will have our under 11 festival on Sunday 10th September, when teams from Richmondshire will be competing against teams from other clubs.

Under 11 Match Report

From our Barton based correspondent:

U11 vs Barnard Castle cup game - away at Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle won the toss and elected to bat.  Yet again our bowling and fielding proved to be our strong point with excellent bowling from everyone and fantastic wicket keeping from Tom Wooff.  The first two bowlers - Max Percival & Tom Van Niekirk - only going for 10 runs. Will Shaeffer & Owen Wetherill kept the score low too with Owen getting the first wicket of the day, 2-0-7-1.  The next four overs saw two more wickets fall - a fantastic run out and a catch by Tom Van Niekirk. More wickets fell in the next three overs, Andrew Ralph and Jake Percival both having figures 3-1-7-1.  Leaving Barnard Castle restricted to 266 for 6 (236 net). 

Jake & Tom Van Niekirk opened the batting and quickly knocked up a score of 241-0, Jake hitting three 4's to finish on top score of 16.  Jack Van Niekirk and Owen Wetherill kept the score ticking over to finish 253-1 at the end of their four overs.  Next came Andrew Ralph and Will Shaeffer, both played defensively only losing 1 wicket in their overs.  Freddie and Max Dale worked hard to keep the runs coming with Max hitting a fantastic 4, unfortunately for them they faced Barnard Castle's best bowlers and conceded 3 wickets.  The final pair of Tom Wooff and Max Percival continued to work well together, Max hitting a 4 and Tom managing to get dropped THREE times during his innings!
Richmondshire finishing on 294-6 (264 net), winning by 28 runs.

Yet again, a fantastic team effort from everyone.  Well done!  Many thanks to Louise Wooff who arranged the game in Darren's absence and Jim for coming along to umpire. 

Training Monday 21st August

Weather dependent, this will now be on, from 6.30 to 8.00.

Regular under 11 match players are welcome to join in and boost the numbers.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Training Friday 18th August

Assuming the weather is OK, training will be at the club at the far side of the field.

This is because the Richmond Mavericks will be completing a re-arranged fixture on a wicket near the clubhouse. The Mavericks play in the Wensleydale Evening League, they include Mike Layfield and some others of a lower ability level, it could be fun to watch.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

U11 Team to play Barnard Castle

U11 match away against Barnard Castle Sun 20th August

Please arrive at 9:00am for 9:30 start.

Cricket ground details:  Vere Road, Barnard Castle, DL12 8AD

Max Dale
Freddie Hendrix
Jake Percival (C)
Max Percival
Andrew Ralph
William Shaefer
Jack Van Niekirk
Tom Van Niekirk
Owen Witherall

Tom Wooff (W)

No U13 game Thursday

Tomorrow nights U13 game is off against Rockcliffe as they can't field a team; they have conceded.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday night training

With fixtures coming to an end and the impact of the holiday season, attendance at Monday night training sessions has declined.

Next week, 21st August, was due to be the last session, but unless there are sufficient people come forward to say they would like an organised session next week, tonight's session will be the last.

The nets are still available for members to use and Alston is still about if people want to arrange one to one sessions with him (these are not free).

Friday night sessions will continue up to and including 8th September.