2018 Season Fixtures

Posted by Craig on January 6th, 2018

For the 2018 season North Cave CC are again in the York & District Senior League Division 4 Holderness. Our fixtures are as follows: –

Sat 21st April             SOUTH HOLDERNESS II (H)

Sat 28th April           HULL STRIKERS (A)

Sat 5th May               WALKINGTON (H)

Sat 12th May             HICE II (A)

Sat 19th May             BEVERLEY TOWN IV (H)

Sat 26th May             BRANDESBURTON II (A)

Mon 28th May           MIDDLETON / NORTH DALTON II (A)

Sat 2nd June              PELICAN (A)

Sat 9th June               MIDDLETON / NORTH DALTON II (H)

Sat 16th June              NO GAME

Sat 23rd June             HESSLE II (A)

Sat 30th June             HULL STRIKERS (H)

Sat 7th July                 HICE II (H)

Sat 14th July               WALKINGTON (A)

Sat 21st July               BEVERLEY TOWN IV (A)

Sat 28th July              SOUTH HOLDERNESS II (A)

Sat 4th August           GILBERDYKE (H)

Sat 11th August         PELICAN (H)

Sat 18th August         NO GAME

Sat 25th August         HESSLE II (H)

Sat 1st September     BRANDESBURTON II (H)

Sat 8th September    GILBERDYKE (A)


Easyfundraising for North Cave Playing Fields

Posted by Craig on October 31st, 2017

As discussed at the AGM on Friday night, here is the link for the Easyfundraising site: –

www.easyfundraising.org.uk and search for North Cave Playing Fields.

If you use the internet for shopping, please consider helping to raise money for North Cave Playing Fields. It does not cost you anything and there are over 3000 shops and sites. You just login to the sites through the Easyfundraising website and shop as normal.

2017 Season Summary

Posted by Craig on October 6th, 2017

2017 has been a rollercoaster of a year for North Cave CC. From the beginning of the year where, after losing several players for various reasons, we were struggling to continue playing, to recruiting some new players and then playing a full season. We dropped down two divisions to play in the Hunters York & District Senior League Division 4 Holderness on a Saturday, which was a level we felt we could compete and this proved to be the case. We had a very enjoyable and reasonably successful campaign and all players made a contribution each week. Damian Sharp took on the role of Captain and led the side well all year and ensured we put eleven players out every week. Unfortunately, we resigned from the Howdenshire Evening League, after about forty years, due to a lack of players and so there was no mid-week cricket.


Our season got off to a delayed start after we had a free week the first week and then Hessle II conceded the match in the second week due to players attending Hull City’s match that day. Therefore, we started in week three with a home match against Beverley IV. Some consistent tight bowling from Declan Pearson, John Buttle, Jonathan Tomlinson and Karl Youngman, who all took 2 wickets, restricted Beverley to 128 all out. Unfortunately, in reply Cave collapsed to 83 all out and a 45 run defeat. The following week we were again at home, this time to HICE II and John Buttle (3 for 21) and Jonathan Tomlinson (4 for 10) bowled them out for 86. Tomlinson completed a good all around performance with 27 not out to see Cave to victory. Then we made the trip to Cottingham II and Chris Short hit 38 not out in our 145 all out. Cottingham started their innings well, but tight bowling and 6 for 14 from Craig Hewson had them hanging on for a draw at 102 for 9 after their 40 overs. At the beginning of June, we entertained Cherry Burton I and they batted first scoring 169 all out. Mike Stellings 3 for 23 and Karl Youngman 3 for 14 taking the wickets. In reply a defiant 32 not out from Declan Pearson and 15 not out from John Buttle allowed us to gain an extra point for a losing draw. Our away match at Walkington was lost to the weather and a waterlogged pitch. We travelled to Middleton & North Dalton II and John Buttle took 4 for 42 as Middleton made 152 for 8. Cave again struggled with the bat and despite 46 from Charlie Cockin, came up short, losing by 17 runs. The following week saw South Holderness concede when they were unable to raise a side.  In July we were away at Beverley IV and came out victorious by 3 wickets in a very exciting match. Beverley made 150 for 8 from their 45 overs and then Craig Hewson 31 not out and Pete Pearson 25 not out saw Cave home with 7 overs remaining. At home to Hessle II, Mike Stellings (4 for 19), Declan Pearson (3 for 32) and John Buttle (3 for 18) restricted them to 96 all out. A very nervy run chase saw us win by a single wicket in a tense finish. We played HICE II at home for the second time after they reversed the fixture, as their ground was being used. It turned out not to be an advantage for us as Cave were bowled out for 93, despite 35 from Craig Hewson. HICE easily reached their target for the loss of only two wickets. Cottingham II came to Cave and made 129 for 9 in 40 overs. Mike Stellings did the early damage with 4 for 6 from 10 overs. New recruit Matt Smith opened with 46 and then some big hits at the end from Charles Parkinson (44 not out), saw us to victory with a couple of overs to spare. Our visit to Cherry Burton I saw us bat first and Mike Stellings batted very well on a difficult pitch to make 62 in our total of 154 for 9. Cherry Burton was always behind the run rate and they were bowled out for 69 with Craig Hewson (4 for 9) and Declan Pearson (3 for 23) the main wicket takers. The weather again intervened at home to Walkington. After Cave made 155 for 9, with Matt Smith scoring 55, Walkington were 30 for 1 when the rain came and the match was abandoned. Cave was well beaten at South Holderness after making 121 for 7. Holderness knocked off the total in only 28 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. The final match of the season saw the visit of Middleton & North Dalton II. Cave used 10 bowlers as Middleton made 153 for 8, with Tom Dukes taking 3 for 17. Mike Stellings (54 not out) and Charles Parkinson (49) saw Cave to a comfortable 6 wicket win. Cave finished the season in a creditable 4th place in the Division behind Cherry Burton, Cottingham and Beverley.


Mike Stellings was Player of the Year, winning the Batting Cup by hitting 226 runs at an average of 28.25. Craig Hewson won the Bowling award taking 17 wickets at 8.59. Charles Parkinson hit the most sixes with 9 and Frazer Welsh led the way with 4 catches. Charles Cockin had an excellent season behind the stumps with 15 dismissals.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped during the season with the ground, teas, etc. It is the time and effort put in by all these people that make it possible for us to play every week and make my life much easier. A big thank you to everyone that has turned out to play for us this year, including a number of people that have filled in when we were short. After an uncertain start to the year we can now look forward to next year with much more optimism. If anyone is interested in playing next year, please get in touch. We are always on the look out for new players.

Cave Finish Season with Home Win

Posted by Craig on October 2nd, 2017

North Cave finished the season with a home win against Middleton/North Dalton in todays York Senior League Division 4 Holderness match. Middleton won the toss and batted first. Being the final game, Cave decided to let everyone have a bowl except wicket keeper for the day Mike Stellings. Middleton got off to a good start with D. Bower (21) and T. Woodmansey (18) adding 23 for the first wicket. Cave hit back and Tom Dukes (3 for 17) and Matt Smith (2 for 4) helped reduce Middleton to 64 for 7. T. Yates (42) and S. Baker (38 not out) put on 65 to help Middleton to 153 for 8 from their 40 overs. In reply Cave got off to a poor start losing John Buttle (2) and Damian Sharp (4) with only 15 on the scoreboard. Then Charlie Cockin was bowled by T. Yates (3 for 35) for his third wicket and Cave were 30 for 3. Mike Stellings (54 not out) and Charles Parkinson (49) shared a partnership of 67 to put Cave in control. Declan Pearson (19 not out) then joined Stellings and the pair took Cave to 154 for 4 and a 6 wicket win in just 28.3 overs. Cave finished the season in 4th place in Division 4 behind Champions Cherry Burton, Beverley and Cottingham.

Innings of Middleton & North Dalton
1 D. Bower Ct M. Stellings (W) M. Smith 21
2 T. Woodmansey LBW C. Parkinson 18
3 J. Conner LBW M. Smith 6
4 M. Conner Ct C. Cockin E. Sheffield 5
5 J. Riby St M. Stellings (W) T. Dukes 1
6 J. Hullah Bowled T. Dukes 0
7 T. Grice St M. Stellings (W) T. Dukes 2
8 T. Yates Ct F. Welsh C. Cockin 42
9 S. Baker Not Out 38
10 L. Connor Not Out 4
Extras 16
Total 153 for 8 wkts

North Cave Bowling Analysis
1 C. Parkinson 4 2 6 1
2 F. Welsh 4 0 27 0
3 T. Dukes 5 0 17 3
4 M. Smith 4 1 4 2
5 E. Sheffield 4 0 18 1
6 S. Chapple 4 0 30 0
7 C. Cockin 4 0 17 1
8 D. Pearson 4 0 15 0
9 J. Buttle 5 1 10 0
10 D. Sharp 2 0 4 0

Innings of North Cave
1 J. Buttle Bowled T. Yates 2
2 D. Sharp Bowled T. Yates 4
3 M. Stellings Not Out 54
4 C. Cockin Bowled T. Yates 7
5 C. Parkinson Bowled J. Hullah 49
6 D. Pearson Not Out 19
7 M. Smith
8 T. Dukes
9 F. Welsh
10 E. Sheffield
11 S. Chapple
Extras 19
Total 154 for 4 wkts

Middleton & North Dalton Bowling Analysis
1 L. Connor 5 0 29 0
2 T. Yates 7.3 0 35 3
3 D. Bower 7 1 39 0
4 J. Hullah 6 1 26 1
5 J. Connor 3 0 16 0

Cave Well Beaten at South Holderness

Posted by Craig on August 19th, 2017

North Cave were well beaten in today’s York Senior League Division 4 Holderness match away at South Holderness. Cave won the toss and batted first and got off to a steady start with Matt Smith (20) and Damian Sharp (27) putting on 36 for the first wicket in 17 overs. P. Swift (1 for 13 from 10 overs) and D. Gatti (0 for 25 from 10) bowled very tight spells to keep the run rate in check. Cave slipped to 59 for 3, before a partnership of 41 between Charles Parkinson (25) and Martin Sutcliffe (13) got the innings moving. J. Ellis (2 for 47) and a run out saw Cave pegged back to 102 for 6. Tom Dukes (14 not out) pushed the Cave score up to 121 for 7 from their 40 overs. In reply the South Holderness openers made the Cave total look inadequate as M. Oliver (72 not out) and G. Chapman (27) had an opening stand of 107. John Buttle (2 for 24 from 10 overs) provided the only opposition and South Holderness reached their victory target in 28.2 overs for an 8 wicket win.

Innings of North Cave
1 M. Smith Ct (W) P. Swift 20
2 D. Sharp Bowled A. Ingram 27
3 D. Pearson Bowled J. Ellis 7
4 C. Parkinson Bowled J. Ellis 25
5 M. Sutcliffe Bowled K. Jeffs 13
6 T. Dukes Not Out 14
7 E. Sheffield Run Out 1
8 P. Pearson Run Out 5
9 J. Buttle
10 S. Chapple
11 K. Youngman
Extras 9
Total 121
for 7 wkts

South Holderness Bowling Analysis
1 P. Swift 10 5 13 1
2 D. Gatti 10 4 25 0
3 A. Ingram 5 0 28 1
4 J. Ellis 10 2 47 2
5 K. Jeffs 5 3 4 1

Innings of South Holderness
1 M. Oliver Not Out 72
2 G. Chapman Ct T. Dukes J. Buttle 27
3 A. Head Bowled J. Buttle 0
4 P. Brooks Not Out 6
5 A. Ingram
6 J. Ellis
7 P. Swift
8 D. Gatti
9 K. Jeffs
10 B. Hill
11 S. Glen
Extras 20
Total 125
for 2 wkts

North Cave Bowling Analysis
1 D. Pearson 6 1 20 0
2 P. Pearson 4 0 31 0
3 J. Buttle 10 2 24 2
4 K. Youngman 4 0 21 0
5 S. Chapple 4 0 22 0
6 C. Parkinson 0.1 0 4 0