Thursday, 22 February 2018

Sponsored walk

We are in the process of organising two sponsored walks to raise funds for the Club.

The first will be a walk (around 3 miles) for the juniors on Sunday 25th March and the second will be a walk (around 10 miles) for adults either on Sunday 25th March or Sunday 1st April.

We're still in the early stages of planning but please keep an eye on  the blog, or our new Facebook page, and we will update you with definite details asap.

Training reminder

Just a reminder to parents that hard ball indoor training starts tomorrow (Friday 23rd February) for the under-11s, 13s and 15s.

Under-11 training will be at Richmond School from 7pm to 8pm. Under-13 and Under-15 training will rotate between Richmond School and ML Sports and Fitness on the trading estate.

Tomorrow night (23rd Feb), the Under-13s will be at Richmond School from 8pm to 9pm and Under-15s will be at ML Sports and Fitness.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Junior Facebook page

To complement the junior blog, we have now also set up a Richmondshire Cricket Club Junior
Facebook page.

The page can be found here and we would be grateful if you could like it so you can receive regular updates throughout the year.

Please also share it via your own social networks so many people as possible know it exists.

Having a Facebook page will provide us with another communication channel and enable us to link to and from the blog with training updates, match reports, club events and pictures etc.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Social Evening with Geoff Cook Sat 3rd March

Geoff Cook of Durham CCC will be visiting and speaking at the club on the evening of Saturday 3rd March.

There will be a quiz, with pie, peas and chips supper, cost will be £15 a head.

Geoff has had numerous roles at Durham over the years, including 1st XI coach when the club was having its most successful time on the field.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Junior Section AGM 7.30pm 7th February

The junior section will holds its AGM at 7.30 on 7th Feb 2018 at the clubhouse. The agenda is below:

1 Apologies for Absence
2 Minutes of last AGM and Matters Arising
3 Chairperson’s Report
4 Treasurer’s Report
5 Coaching Report
6 Team Reports
7 Child Welfare Report
8 Election of Committee
Child Welfare Officer
Coaching and Training Co-ordinator
Kit and Equipment Officer
Publicity and Communications Officer
Coaching Representatives x 2
Parent Representatives x 2
9 Election of Team Managers
U11 NYACC and Hambleton League
U13 NYACC and Hambleton League

10 Any Other AGM Business

Thursday, 11 January 2018

2018 Season Information and Pre-season training

Please note this post will be updated from time to time as information comes through and I get the time to add it.

We have decided at a recent junior committee meeting to run two teams at under 11 and under 13 level next season. The teams that we will run will therefore be:

Under 9 in Hambleton League (midweek)
Under 11 in Hambleton (midweek) and NYACC (Sunday am) Leagues
Under 13 in Hambleton (Sunday am) and NYACC (Tuesday) Leagues
Under 15 in NYACC League (Sunday am)
Under 17 in NYSD League (Monday or Friday)
Under 19 in ECB National Competition (dates t.b.a.)

The age groups are based on age at the beginning of the school year, so for example, year 6 and under are eligible for under 11 cricket. Girls are allowed to be one year older, so year 5 girls are eligible to play in the under 9 competition.

Details of pre-season indoor training, this is aimed at those who wish to be considered for places in teams which play hard ball games:

Starting Friday 23rd of February indoor training and nets £3 per session per week.

This will run for 6 weeks (excluding 30th March which is Good Friday)
U11 training will be based at Richmond School
U13 and U15 training will rotate between Richmond School and M L Sports and Fitness at the top of the Trading Estate (Mercury Road, DL10 4TQ).
U17 training will be with the adults, dates t.b.c.

Weeks 23rd February, 9th March, 23rd March
U11 training 7 till 8 at Richmond School
U13 training 8 till 9 at Richmond School
U15 training 8 till 9 at M L Sports and Fitness 

Weeks 2nd March, 16th March, 6th April 
U11 training 7 till 8 at Richmond School
U13 training 8 till 9 at M L Sports and Fitness 
U15 training 8 till 9 at Richmond School

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Girls Training Sessions



The dates for Pre Season training have now been confirmed:-  

WEDNESDAY 17/1 . 24/1 , 31/1 . 7/2 , 14/2 , 21/2 , 28/2 , 7/3 , 14/3 , 21/3 and 28/3 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm , At the moment weeks 1, 2  and 11 will be 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm

ALL the sessions will take place at Boroughbridge Sport Centre (Part of the High School)

Sessions will be open to ALL GIRLS (including those involved with County Pathways) of ALL ABILITIES at U11 , U13 , U15 and U17  

Weeks 1 & 2  will be open to all girls , For weeks 3 – 10 the girls will be split into two groups (either by age and or ability)  who will attend on alternate weeks (total four sessions per group)  Week 11 will be for all girls for end of training get together.

For these sessions (as Pre Christmas) NYW&GCDG are pleased to welcome back Wendy , who along with Ross will be responsible for organising / running the training.

If you would like to attend these sessions/ have any questions , please email  , I will then register your interest and ensure you receive all future information/cost updates




Friday, 15 December 2017

Indoor League week 6

Junior Division

Team A 92 for 7 (Max Percival 39, Isaac Bottomley 20, Amelie Butterwick 3-8, Oliver Ashton 1-8) beat Team D 76 for 3 (Oliver Ashton 15, Max Percival 2-8)

Senior Division

Team D 88 for 3 (Jake Percival 19, Max Percival 18, Jonny Baines 17, Tom VanNiekerk 1-13) beat Team A 85 for 4 (Will Arnold 13, Tom VanNiekerk 13, Max Percival 2-4)

Team D therefore win the Senior Division

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Indoor League week 5

Junior Division 

A  very close game only 3 runs between the teams:
Team C 110 W Shaefer 34 F Clarke 23 H Wright 13
Team B 107 A Ralph 43 W Poole 10

As a result, Team C win the junior division, here is a picture of them with the trophy:

Senior Division

Team B won leaving the league open to the final game
Team B scoring 113 for 5 T Wooff 21 A Nimmo 17 A Percival 3 for 14
Team C 83 all out S Ganesh 18 F Hendrix 18 T Broderick 2 for 14 W Newson 1 for 13 

Runs scored will decide the winners, 

Team B have finished with 1 win and 289 runs
Team C have finished with 2 wins and 323 runs

If Team D win next week and score 77 runs they will win the league
If Team A win next week and score 146 runs they will win the league

Team C will win the league if next week's winners do not score enough runs to overhaul them.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Indoor League tables after 4 weeks

Each team has played 2 games

Junior Division

Team A Won 0 Runs Scored 156
Team B Won 2 Runs Scored 177
Team C Won 2 Runs Scored 229
Team D Won 0 Runs Scored 163

Therefore week 5's B v C game will decide the league, week 6's game will be the third place play-off

Senior Division

Team A Won 1 Runs Scored 178
Team B Won 0 Runs Scored 176
Team C Won 2 Runs Scored 240
Team D Won 1 Runs Scored 247

It looks like Team C are in the strongest position

The trophy is awarded to the winners of the Junior Division, the Senior Division does not have a trophy (yet)

Indoor League week 4

Junior Division

Team B 87 for 6 (Joseph White 41, Andrew Ralph 14, Tom Bromirsky 1-2) beat Team D 84 for 3 (Max Dale 20, Oliver Ashton 12)

Senior Division

Team D 142 for 5 (Griff Bewell 41, Will Mawer 17, Henry Bushell 14, Tom VanNiekerk 1-12) beat Team B 140 for 5 (Jake Percival 37, Jack VanNiekerk 27, Thomas Wooff 15, Tom VanNiekerk 15, Henry Bushell 1-17, Jonny Baines 2-20)

Monday, 27 November 2017

Indoor League update and Junior Division rule variation

There are some excellent players in the junior division who are probably very challenging for the less experienced players to bat or bowl against.

To give all players a better game, the strongest players based on experience and statistics are to be given "Pro" status. "Pro" players must open the batting and bowl their two overs within the first four overs of the innings, the idea is that the strongest batters face the strongest bowlers and vice versa. This rule has been used in some previous seasons.

The following players are assigned "Pro" status:

Max Percival
Isaac Bottomley
Andrew Ralph
Joseph White
Will Shaefer
Finlay Clarke
Tom VanNiekerk
Jack VanNiekerk

Friday, 24 November 2017

Indoor League week 3

Junior Division

Team C 124 for 5 (Finlay Clarke 37, Max Percival 3-8)  beat Team A 94 for 3 (Isaac Bottomley 27, Henry Wright 1-14)

Senior Division

Team C 128 for 7 (Gabriel Stewart 46, Joe Carruthers 3-11, Alex Percival 2-16) beat Team A 96 for 7 (Alex Percival 50, Freddie Hendrix 3-12, Gabriel Stewart 1-11)

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Coach Training Courses

Cricket Coaching courses coming up in our area, which may be of interest to either parents or older juniors.

The club will pay for those who undertake to coach for a season for free.

Coach Support Worker (level 1) to be held at Bedale High School January 28th 9-4 (you need to be 16 years old to be certified at the end of the course). To book please register at;

Coaching Children (level 2) at Middlesbrough (you need to be 18 to be certified)
ECB Certificate in Coaching Children's Cricket (L2) - January 21, February 4, February 11, March 18, 2018 at MacMillan Academy, Middlesbrough, Cost 285.00, 9.30am to 4pm. Bookings can made by clicking here. More info from

Coaching Young People and Adults (level 2) at Richmond (you need to be 18 to be certified)

ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults Cricket (L2) - February 18,25, March 25 & April 8, 2018 at Richmond School, Richmond, 9.30am to 4pm. Cost 285.00. Bookings can be made by clicking here or more info from

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

No indoor league Friday 17th November, come to the clubhouse instead !

It is the Auction of Promises fundraising event, with proceeds being split between the club and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The event starts at 7.30pm on Friday  Tickets £7.50 including a curry supper are stll available from the clubhouse bar or by emailing

If you would like to attend the auction but not take up the supper option you may pay £2.50 on the door.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a silent bid please email your bid (giving Lot number and your maximum bid) to either or or nominate someone who is attending to bid for you.

Karl Carver of Yorkshire CC will be giving a short Question & Answer session in the middle of the evening.

A link to the list of items available to bid on follows here List of lots

Friday, 10 November 2017

Indoor League week 2

Junior Division

Team C 105 for 3 (Will Shaefer 27, Finlay Clarke 25, Jack Platt 13, Max Dale 1-13) beat Team D 79 for 4 (Joseph White 26, Finlay Clarke 2-16)

Senior Division

Team C 112 for 5 (Ben Dale 31, James Coyle 17, Freddie Hendrix 12, Gabriel Stewart 19, Kai York 2-19) beat team D 105 all out ( Kai York 16, Will Mawer 12, Gabriel Stewart 2-16)

Friday, 3 November 2017

Indoor League week 1

Junior Division

Team B 90 for 3 (Joseph White 24, Andrew Ralph 12, Tom Arundell 1-3) beat Team A 62 all out (Isaac Bottomley 31, William Poole 2-15, Andrew Ralph 3-5) by 28 runs.

Senior Division

Team A 82 all out ( Alex Percival 30, Joe Carruthers 28, Alex Nimmo 2-15, Jake Percival 2-10) beat Team B 36 all out (Toby Broderick 16, Owen Witherell 1-4, Henry Banks 2-3, Alex Percival 2-4)

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Richmondshire Cricket Club 2017 AGM 13th November 2017

The following is copied and pasted from the official agenda. The junior section AGM will be in 2018, prior to the 2018 season.

Richmondshire Cricket Club 2017 Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Clubhouse 7.30 pm 13th November 2017


1Notice convening the meeting

2Election of Chairman for the meeting

3Apologies for Absence

4Minutes of the 2016 AGM held 28th November 2016

5Matters Arising

6Secretary’s Report

7Treasurer’s Report

8Senior Team Reports

9 Junior Cricket Report

1 Election of Officers and Management Committee Representatives

1Proposal to reduces the number of attendees required for a quorum at Management Committee meetings from 12 to 8

1 Dates and times of Management Committee meetings for the next year

1Any Other Business

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Auction of Promises Friday 17th November

Tickets will be available for the Auction of Promises on Friday 17th November from the cricket club or committee members from tomorrow Saturday 21st October.
This is hopefully to raise as much money as possible for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Richmond Cricket Club.
Tickets are £7.50 and include a curry supper, a list of all lots will be also be made available during next week. Please get your tickets and come and enjoy the evening.

If anyone has any further offers please email Mel Websdale directly on

Link to final list of items

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Indoor Cricket League Rules

Matches are six/seven/eight players a side, ten/twelve/fourteen overs per innings.
Bowlers each bowl a maximum of two overs.
All bowling is from one end, at the end of an over, the batters change ends.
The wicketkeeper does not bowl, the wicketkeeper may only be changed during the match if they are injured whilst playing.
On the fall of the 5th/6th/7th wicket, “last man standing” applies,  the batter who is out goes to the non-striker’s end to play as a runner only; the last remaining not out batter faces all deliveries. If the runner is run out, that is the final wicket and the innings is over.
Batters 1 and/or 2 must retire at the end of the 4th over if batters 3 and/or 4 have yet to bat.
Batters 3 and/or 4 must retire at the end of the 8th over if batters 5 and/or 6 have yet to bat.
(12 over match only)  Batter 5 must retire at the end of the 10th over if batter 7 has yet to bat.
(14 over match only)  Batters 5 and/or 6 must retire at the end of the 12th over if batters 7 and/or 8 have yet to bat.
All players must have a turn of at least one of: batting, bowling or wicketkeeping. If the side batting first is dismissed before all bowlers have bowled, then when it is their turn to bat, the bowlers who did not get a bowl must bat first.
The second innings in a match continues until all wickets fall or the overs are complete, whichever comes first, regardless of match result, because in the event of a tie on matches won, points scored will decide league positions.
Batters also retire on passing 25 points (or 50 if they do really well), retired batsmen may bat again once all in their side have batted. Once they have passed 50, batters may not face any more deliveries, they may continue as a runner only.
No balls or wides are not bowled again, except the final over of an innings, which must contain six good deliveries. If the umpire suspects a wide or no-ball is deliberate, e.g. to keep a strong batsman off strike, it must be bowled again.
A delivery which bounces more than twice before it reaches the batsman is a no ball, but “technical” no balls will only be given if the bowler gains an unfair advantage. E.g. only a fast bowler will be penalised for “throwing” or overstepping the line.
All bowlers must initially bowl overarm, the umpires may instruct a bowler to bowl underam or bowl from closer to the batter if they feel the bowler cannot bowl fair overarm deliveries.
No LBWs unless the umpire feels the batsman is deliberately using their leg(s) to defend their wicket and has not tried to hit the hall.
Batsmen can be out caught off a wall or ceiling as long as the ball has not struck the floor or become lodged in a net or other gym equipment.
If a side is short of players, the lowest scoring batter gets an extra innings, each captain picks one bowler to bowl an extra over.
Two points are scored for every run that is physically run.
If the ball hits the wall behind the bowler, a boundary is scored. Four points are scored if the ball touched the ground first, six points if the ball does not touch the ground first.
If the ball hits any other wall, one point is scored per wall.
Scoring is cumulative, e.g. if a batsman hits the ball against a wall and runs, they score points for both hitting the wall and for the runs that have been run.
The batting side scores two points for a wide or no ball.

Umpires may award the batting side 5 runs if they feel the bowling team has deliberately not taken a wicket, e.g. not tried to take a catch, in order to prevent a retired batter returning.