Cave off to a Winning Start

Posted by Craig on April 25th, 2009

Cave got their Division 2 campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable 9 wicket win at home to Acomb. Acomb got off to a poor start losing 4 wickets for 14 runs due to a good opening spell from Tom Baxter (3 for 67 in 15 overs) and a tight spell from John Buttle (2 for 25 in 15 overs). A partnership between Brown (49) and Foster (54) got Acomb to 155 for 9, but Craig Hewson took 3 for 16 at the death to restrict the total. In reply Cave reached the total comfortably in 24 overs, following an opening stand of 99 between Craig Hewson (37) and Rob Page, who finished unbeaten on 95.

Innings of Acomb
1 R. Wells Ct R. Page (W) J. Buttle 9
2 J. Dale Ct & Bowled T. Baxter 0
3 J. Littlewood Ct M. Woodford T. Baxter 0
4 M. Dale Ct M. Woodford J. Tomlinson 18
5 M. Aldred Ct T. Baxter J. Buttle 0
6 S. Brown Bowled C. Hewson 49
7 C. Foster Bowled T. Baxter 54
8 A. Harris Bowled C. Hewson 0
9 A. Stroughair LBW C. Hewson 1
10 C. Crawford Not Out 3
11 S. Buckton Not Out 2
Extras 19
Total 155
for 9 wkts

North Cave Bowling Analysis
1 T. Baxter 15 1 67 3
2 J. Buttle 15 5 25 2
3 J. Tomlinson 5 0 35 1
4 C. Hewson 5 1 16 3

Innings of North Cave
1 R. Page Not Out 95
2 C. Hewson Ct S. Brown S. Buckton 37
3 J. Backhouse Not Out 12
4 R. Tomlinson
5 C. Cockin
6 R. Jennings
7 T. Baxter
8 J. Tomlinson
9 M. Woodall
10 J. Buttle
11 M. Woodford
Extras 15
Total 159
for 1 wkt

Acomb Bowling Analysis
1 J. Dale 7 1 23 0
2 S. Brown 4 0 14 0
3 C. Foster 4 0 27 0
4 M. Dale 4 0 32 0
5 S. Buckton 3 0 28 1
6 A. Harris 1 0 12 0
7 A. Stoughair 1 0 12 0
8 C. Crawford 0.3 0 8 0

The Season Begins

Posted by Craig on April 22nd, 2009

North Cave begin their York Vale Division 2 campaign on Saturday with a home game against fellow promotion winners Acomb. The weather forecast bodes well for a sunny afternoon and play begins at 2pm.

2009 Season Ahead

Posted by Craig on April 22nd, 2009

Now the snow has cleared from the ground and spring is in the air it’s time to start thinking about the forthcoming cricket season. It should be an exciting summer of cricket this year especially with the England vs Australia Ashes Series in July and August.

Our own preparations are well under way and it’s a good time for an update from the club.

Our AGM was held in September and the main award winners for last season were:
Player of the Year – James Ferguson, who also won the Saturday Batting Award and the Most Sixes. Young Player of the Year was Charlie Cockin, Mike Stellings won the Evening Bowling award for the second year running and Rob Page won the Evening Batting. John Buttle won the Saturday Bowling award and Richard Tomlinson took Most Catches.

Richard Tomlinson will continue as 1st Team Captain for the forthcoming season with Tom Baxter his Vice-Captain. Tom will also be running the evening league side with Rob Page his Vice-Captain. Our annual Presentation night will be held on Friday 27th March at the Sports and Social Club from 8.00pm. This will include a quiz and raffle and all are welcome.

Junior Cricket and Practice Sessions

As always we welcome any new members who would like to join the club – if you are interested in playing cricket for the village or if you know of anyone who is then please get in touch. Net practice sessions will begin on 2 April and will continue on each Thursday evening throughout the season.

We are particularly keen to continue the development of our junior section which we began last season with some very enjoyable and encouraging sessions. This is essential for the continuing survival of the club in years to come and to give young players the chance to join in. We are planning to run coaching sessions again for under 16’s on Sunday mornings from 10am during the season starting 3rd May. We cater for all age groups with ‘Kwik Cricket’ for the younger players up to full net practice for the older ones. By the start of the season we will have four club members who have taken the UKCC level 1 coaching course and who are all CRB checked. The club is YCB affiliated and has adopted the ECB Child Protection Policy. So if you are a young cricketer or if you just fancy having a go then please come along on any Sunday morning to join in or contact us for further details. The cost for each session is just £2.

Leagues and Fixtures

We had another very successful season last year, despite the inclement weather, winning both the York Vale League Division 3 and the Howdenshire Evening League East Division. This year we will be in Division 2 of the Saturday league which will bring new challenges for us and some new places and teams to play.

We have also entered the Drax Twenty20 competition, which is played to full Twenty20 rules with three league matches and a Finals day played at Drax later in the season. Below are the fixtures for the season to come: –

HPH York Vale League Division 2
Sat 25/04/2009 Acomb (H)
Sat 02/05/2009 Copmanthorpe (H)
Sat 09/05/2009 Fulfordgate (A)
Sat 16/05/2009 Ovington (H)
Sat 23/05/2009 Stillingfleet (H) (Cup 1st Round)
Sat 30/05/2009 Westow (A)
Sat 06/06/2009 Kelfield (H)
Sat 13/06/2009 Ben Johnson (H) (to be rearranged at away ground)
Sat 27/06/2009 Askham Bryan (A)
Sat 04/07/2009 Heworth (A)
Sat 11/07/2009 Acomb (A)
Sat 18/07/2009 Copmanthorpe (A)
Sat 25/07/2009 Fulfordgate (H)
Sat 01/08/2009 Ovington (A)
Sat 08/08/2009 Westow (H)
Sat 15/08/2009 Kelfield (A)
Sat 22/08/2009 Ben Johnson (A)
Sat 29/08/2009 Askham Bryan (H)
Sat 05/09/2009 Heworth (H)

Triad Howdenshire League East Division
Tue 05/05/2009 Welton & Brough (H)
Tue 12/05/2009 HICE (H)
Tue 19/05/2009 PASS (H) (Cup Preliminary Round)
Tue 26/05/2009 South Cave (A)
Tue 02/06/2009 Newport (A)
Tue 09/06/2009 South Cave (H) (Cup 1st Round)
Tue 16/06/2009 Selby (H)
Tue 23/06/2009 Welton & Brough (A)
Tue 07/07/2009 HICE (A)
Tue 14/07/2009 South Cave (H)
Tue 21/07/2009 Newport (H)
Tue 28/07/2009 Selby (A)
Tue 04/08/2009 Play-Off (at Hemingbrough)

Drax Twenty20
Newport (A) – To be played before 30/05/2009
Howden (H) – To be played before 30/06/2009
Goole Fireman (H) – To be played before 30/07/2009

Thanks once again for the generous support of our local business sponsors who help us improve facilities and secure the future for cricket in the village.

For those of you who want to keep up with events from the Club please keep an eye on our website www.northcavecc.co.uk, which will have details of all our results, fixtures and latest news items.

So Lets hope for some good weather with plenty of sun and some good cricket this year. Please feel free to join us on a Saturday afternoon during the season.