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.

2017 Season Fixtures

Posted by Craig on February 20th, 2017

For the 2017 season North Cave CC are playing in Division 4 Holderness of the York and District Senior Cricket League. Due to players moving on the club has taken the decision to drop down from Division 2 as they look to rebuild. Below are the fixtures for this season: –

Sat 29th April NO GAME
Sat 6th May HESSLE CC II (A)
Sat 20th May HICE II (H)
Sat 27th May COTTINGHAM II (A)
Sat 3rd June CHERRY BURTON I (H)
Sat 10th June WALKINGTON I (A)
Sat 1st July NO GAME
Sat 15th July HESSLE CC II (H)
Sat 22nd July HICE II (A)
Sat 29th July COTTINGHAM II (H)
Sat 5th August CHERRY BURTON I (A)
Sat 12th August WALKINGTON I (H)

The club are on the look out for new players of all ages and abilities. We are a friendly, welcoming village side with good facilities and so if you are interested please get in touch with Craig Hewson on 07801 539705 or craig.hewson@btinternet.com.

2016 Season Review

Posted by Craig on October 2nd, 2016

2016 has been an interesting season for North Cave CC as we started life in the Hunters York & District Senior League Division 2 Holderness. It was our first year following our successful time in the York Vale League and the standard of cricket was very competitive. We had ups and downs over the season, but finished in a respectable mid-table sixth. Our Triad Howdenshire Evening League campaign saw us finish runners-up in the East Division and losing Semi-Finalists in the Mortimer Cup.

The season got off to a damp start and despite our best efforts the ground was unplayable for our opening York Senior League match at home to Hull II. In week 2 we travelled to South Holderness and batting first rattled up 250 for 7. The star of the show was Skipper James Windeatt with 111. Will Vize took 3 wickets, but Holderness held out for a losing draw on 172 for 8. The following week we were at Cottingham who batted first making 196 for 9. Cave were struggling on 11 for 4, before Windeatt scored his second ton in two weeks with 133 not out and he shared an unbeaten stand of 186 with Rob Page (48 not out) to see Cave home. Welton & Brough came to Cave and bowled us out for only 88, winning by 8 wickets. We visited Beverley III and batting first, we made 253 for 9 with A. J. Clarke hitting 76 and then taking 4 for 37 as Beverley held out for a draw on 205 for 9. We managed to reach 178 for 6 at home to Driffield, Charlie Cockin (54) with a half-century, before Mike Stellings (3 for 20) and A. J. Clarke (3 for 16) restricted Driffield to 110 for 8. Craig Hewson scored 100 not out, batting the full 45 overs, as Cave hit 224 for 8 at Sutton, but the home side won by 7 wickets with 3 overs to spare. Kirkella came to Cave and were bowled out for 66 with Mike Stellings (5 for 18), John Buttle (3 for 16) and Will Vize (2 for 13) doing the damage. Cave stuttered towards their target, but got there by 3 wickets. At the end of June Hull Zingari II visited Cave and had us in trouble at 104 for 9 (Rob Page 72) before a heavy thunder storm flooded the ground and the match was abandoned. Poor weather the following week saw our home match to Sutton cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch. Our most difficult period of the season started as we travelled to play Hull II with a very weakened team. Hull scored 276 for 3 and then bowled us out for only 37 despite a valiant effort from those involved. Hull Zingari II scored 211 all out with Mark Woodall taking 3 for 13, but we could only manage 104 losing by 107 runs. The following week saw a dramatic match at home to South Holderness. Charlie Cockin scored 52 in our total of 193 for 7. The match went down to the final ball with Holderness scrambling a single to win by 5 wickets. Cave was well beaten at home to Cottingham, scoring 121 all out, including 60 from James Windeatt. Cottingham strolled to victory by 6 wickets with 15 overs to spare. We were slipping in to the relegation places as we travelled to local rivals Welton & Brough needing a win. Mike Stellings (87 not out) and Charlie Cockin (55) helped Cave to 198 for 6 and tight bowling from the Cave bowlers and wickets from Rob Page (4 for 31) gained a winning draw and valuable points. We entertained Beverley III and made 222 for 8, with Rob Page hitting 79. John Buttle (4 for 36) and the other Cave bowlers held Beverley to 136 for 8 and another winning draw. Three wickets each for Mike Stellings and Will Vize restricted Kirkella to 189 for 9, before James Windeatt (56 not out) and Charlie Cockin (55) eased Cave to a 6 wicket win. The final match of the season was away at Driffield III and in a rain interrupted match Cave made 171 for 9 with 66 from loan player Darren Spruce. Driffield were 64 for 3 when the rain returned and the match was abandoned. A comfortable finish in mid-table and well clear of the relegation places was a good effort in our first season.

The Howdenshire Evening League campaign was very disjointed and due to poor weather and conceded matches, it meant we only played 4 of out 10 league matches, winning them all, but finishing 2nd behind HICE. Highlights included, 56 from Matthew Bunn and three wickets each for Ashley Page and Jack Storey, at home to Gilberdyke, Andy Ferguson took 3 for 11 at North Ferriby, Jack Storey took 3 for 0 and scored 44 runs at Newport and James Windeatt 4 for 16 and then a quick-fire 33 not out to beat Ferriby at home. In the Mortimer Cup we bowled North Duffield out for 44 in a 10 wicket 1st round win, Callum Hellwig taking 4 for 11. We then lost out by 3 runs in the Semi-Final at North Ferriby.

James Windeatt was the Player of the Year, winning the Saturday Batting award hitting 584 runs at an average of 48.67, while Mike Stellings took the Bowling award taking 31 wickets at 12.97. James Windeatt hit the most sixes with 26 and led the way with 13 catches during the season.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our principle sponsor for this season, Cranswick plc. and the contributions from Brockelsby Ltd and Humberside Aggregates Ltd over the last couple of years. I would also like 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.