2012 Fixtures

Posted by Craig on January 15th, 2012

The fixtures have now been released for the 2012 season. They are as follows: –

HPH York Vale League Division 1

Sat 28th April – Ovington (Away)

Sat 5th May – Hemingbrough (Home)

Sat 12th May – Burn (Home)

Sat 19th May – Stockton & Hopgrove (Away)

Sat 26th May – HPH Cup 1st Round – Ben Johnson (Away)

Sat 2nd June – Clifton Alliance (Home)

Sat 9th June – Copmanthorpe (Away)

Sat 16th June – Wheldrake (Home)

Sat 23rd June – HPH Cup 2nd Round / GM Cup 1st Round

Sat 30th June – Hirst Courtney (Away)

Sat 7th July – Bishopthorpe (Away)

Sun 8th July – HPH Cup Semi-Final

Sat 14th July – Ovington (Home)

Sat 21st July – Hemingbrough (Away)

Sat 28th July – Burn (away)

Sun 29th July – GM Cup Semi-Final

Sat 4th August – Stockton & Hopgrove (Home)

Sun 5th August – HPH Cup Final

Sat 11th August – Clifton Alliance (Away)

Sat 18th August – Copmanthorpe (Home)

Sun 19th August – GM Cup Final

Sat 25th August – Wheldrake (Away)

Sat 1st September – Hirst Courtney (Home)

Sat 8th September – Bishopthorpe (Home)

Howdenshire Evening League

Tue 1st May – North Ferriby (Home)

Thur 10th May – Mortimer Cup Preliminary round – Newport (Away)

Tue 15th May – Eastrington (Home)

Tue 22nd May – Mortimer Cup 1st Round – Hemingbrough (Home)

Tue 29th May – Welton (Away)

Tue 5th June – North Duffield (Away)

Tue 12th June – South Cave (Home)

Tue 19th June – Mortimer Cup Semi-Final / Junior Mortimer Cup Preliminary Round

Tue 26th June – Selby (Home)

Tue 3rd July – Newport (Away)

Tue 10th July – Hemingbrough (Home)

Wed 11th July – Mortimer Cup Final

Thur 12th July – Junior Mortimer Cup Semi-Final

Tue 17th July – Barmby on the Marsh (Away)

Tue 24th July – HICE (Away)

Tue 31st July – Junior Mortimer Cup Final

Secretary’s 2011 Season Summary

Posted by Craig on January 15th, 2012

We have been very lucky with the weather this year, with only one Saturday and one evening game lost to rain and the covers not required very often. It has been a mixed bag on the pitch finishing in mid table 6th in the HPH York Vale Cricket League Division 1 and 4th in the Howdenshire Evening League. We did, however, win two cup competitions in the space of three days, which made up for our patchy league form. Our main problem has been consistency of team selection with players coming and going throughout the season for various reasons. This is reflected in the averages.

The Saturday league season began back in April and we got off to an inauspicious start losing our first four games as we waited for the football and rugby seasons to finish, which decimated our playing squad. The opening day saw us lose by 64 runs at home to Bishopthorpe. This was followed by defeats away to Wheldrake by 5 wickets and then at home to Copmanthorpe by 44 runs. The season low point came at Clifton Alliance in a Sunday match and we could only field nine players and lost by 10 wickets in match barely lasting 20 overs in total. Our first league win came in our fifth match at Escrick Park against Ben Johnson. Richard Tomlinson took 4 wickets to bowl them out for 122, before James Ferguson scored a quick-fire 77 not out to see us home in 22 overs. The following week saw a home win against the eventual league runners-up Stockton and Hopgrove by 2 runs in an exciting finish. James Ferguson again scoring 93 not out in Cave’s 176 for 7, before Jonathan Tomlinson with 5 for 47 bowled Cave to victory in the final over. A defeat at Burn followed, by 5 wickets, despite Richard Tomlinson’s 51 runs out of 139 all out. Another disappointing defeat came at home to Hemingbrough by 133 runs with only Rob Page’s 5 for 34 offering any resistance. Rob performed well again with the ball the following week taking 6 for 55 to bowl Barmby Moor out for 161, before Jonathan Tomlinson (61 not out) and John Backhouse (39) saw Cave to a six wicket win. Arguably the best win of the season came at Bishopthorpe, where Karl Youngman 3 for 22 and Mike Stellings 3 for 13 bowled the home side out for 102. Stellings then hit 55 not out to complete a match winning performance as Cave ran out 8 wicket winners. A disappointing 56 run defeat at Champions Copmanthorpe was followed by another defeat at home to Clifton Alliance, even after Mike Stellings again showed his metal with a gritty 68 runs in Cave’s 173 for 9. A strange match took place at the beginning of August with Ben Johnson turning up with only six players, followed soon after by their seventh man who had to drive up from Devon for the match. After all that effort he managed to get run out without facing a ball much to his own team’s amusement. The match itself only lasted 51 minutes as Ben Johnson were bowled out for 35 in 10 overs and then the Cave openers only took 4 overs to knock off the runs. In the next match a weak Cave side lost at Stockton and Hopgrove and then had a nerve jangling, 1 run win in the final over at home to Burn. Sam Forth’s innings of 32 got Cave to 118 before Jonathan Tomlinson held his nerve at the death taking 4 for 13. The penultimate week of the season saw Cave produce a fine performance away at Hemingbrough winning by 63 runs. Mark Woodall scored 50 before Rob Page (5 for 11) and Jonathan Tomlinson (3 for 17) bowled Cave to victory. The final week saw Barmby Moor concede the match. In the HPH cup competition Cave produced some of their best performances. Captain Rob Page’s 103 not out was the highlight of the first round 6 wicket win at Burn. Then James Ferguson equalled the feat scoring 107 not out at home to Bishopthorpe in the 2nd round as Cave ran out 4 wicket winners. A weakened Cave side then lost the semi-final at Heworth, but were then re-instated to the Final as Heworth were disqualified for fielding ineligible players. The Final was played at Hemingbrough against Copmanthorpe. James Ferguson produced another great innings of 80 to steer Cave to 193 all out. Mike Stellings (3 for 27) and John Buttle (4 for 5) then dismissed Copmanthorpe for 116 for a 77 run win.

In the Howdenshire Evening League, Cave finished 4th after finishing the season with 4 wins, 3 defeats and 1 no result. Hemingbrough were crowned Champions ahead of South Cave and new boys Barmby on the Marsh. Highlights included, Mark Woodall’s 67 not out against HICE, Matt Wilkinson’s superb 100 not out at Selby and James Ferguson’s 67 not out at Eastrington. Ashley Page also took 5 for 15 at Eastrington, with Rob Page bowling well throughout the campaign and Rhys Duerden scoring consistently all season. Again Cave saved some of the best Performances for the Cup Campaign as they lifted the Junior Mortimer Cup. The most amazing performance came in the semi-Final as James Ferguson hit 126 not out, Mark Woodall 52 not out and Ashley Page 40 as Cave finished with a massive 261 for 2 from their 20 overs, winning by 176 runs. The final saw an 81 run win over Barmby on the Marsh with Mark Woodall scoring 53 and James Ferguson 48 not out.

As usual I would like to thank everyone who has helped us during the season, especially Rob for the teas and his efforts with the team. Graham, JB and John Hewson for all their efforts preparing the ground each week and ground maintenance. It is much appreciated by us all! For the second year running I have been disappointed with the number of people turning up to help with Work on the Wicket. Everyone does need to contribute and not leave it to the usual few.