New Twitter Account

Posted by Craig on February 21st, 2014

The club now have a new Twitter account that we will be using throughout the year to keep everyone up to date with all the latest news from the club. The account is @northcavecc.

2014 Season Fixtures

Posted by Craig on February 21st, 2014

The fixtures have now been confirmed for the 2014 Cricket Season. On a Saturday in the York Vale League we are joined in the top division by York RI, North Duffield and Thixendale with Hemingbrough leaving for the York Senior League and Askham Bryan and Hirst Courtney relegated. The cup fixtures have not been confirmed yet.

Tuesday evenings have reverted to two regional division to reduce travelling. We play the other 4 teams (South Cave, North Ferriby, HICE and Welton & Brough) plus one from the other division (Goole Town) home and away. There will then be a divisional play-off at the end of the season.

HPH York Vale Cricket League Division 1

Sat 26th April Stockton & Hopgrove (Home)
Sat 3rd May York RI (Away)
Sat 10th May Ovington (Away)
Sat 17th May Burn (Away)
Sat 24th May HPH Cup 1st Round – TBC
Sat 31st May Bishopthorpe (Home)
Sat 7th June Fulfordgate (Away)
Sat 14th June Kelfield (Home)
Sat 21st June HPH Cup 2nd Round / GM Cup 1st Round
Sat 28th June North Duffield (Away)
Sat 5th July Thixendale (Home)
Sun 6th July HPH Cup Semi-Final
Sat 12th July Stockton & Hopgrove (Away)
Sat 19th July York RI (Home)
Sat 26th July Ovington (Home)
Sun 27th July GM Cup Semi-Final
Sat 2nd August Burn (Home)
Sat 9th August Bishopthorpe (Away)
Sun 10th August HPH Cup Final
Sat 16th August Fulfordgate (Home)
Sun 17th August GM Cup Final
Sat 23rd August Kelfield (Away)
Sat 30th August North Duffield (Home)
Sat 6th September Thixendale (Away)

Triad Howdenshire Evening League East Division

Tue 29th April South Cave (Home)
Tue 6th May Welton & Brough (Away)
Tue 13th May Mortimer Cup 1st Round – Bye
Tue 20th May North Ferriby (Away)
Tue 27th May Goole Town (Away)
Tue 3rd June Mortimer Cup 2nd Round – Newport (Away)
Tue 10th June HICE (Home)
Tue 17th June South Cave (Away)
Tue 24th June Mortimer Cup Semi-Final / Junior Mortimer 1st Round
Tue 1st July Welton & Brough (Home)
Tue 8th July North Ferriby (Home)
Tue 15th July Mortimer Cup Final / Junior Mortimer Semi-Final
Tue 22nd July Goole Town (Home)
Tue 29th July HICE (Away)
Wed 30th July Junior Mortimer Cup Final
Tue 5th August Divisional Play-Off

2013 Season Review

Posted by Craig on February 21st, 2014

Secretary’s Report 2013

In the HPH York Vale League we finished 3rd behind champions Ovington and Bishopthorpe. 2013 was a very good year from a weather point of view with only two matches lost on a Saturday. The season started at the end of April with an away win at Hirst Courtney. Rob Page and Oliver Brett, on debut, with three wickets each before half centuries for John Backhouse and Simon Cooke saw Cave home. The Following week, Mike Stellings hit a superb 99 and Mark Woodall 58 as Cave hit 224 at home to Kelfield. Again Page and Brett took three wickets each to see Cave to a 46 run win. Away at Hemingbrough, James Windeatt 83 not out, with support from John Backhouse 49 not out, took Cave to a nine-wicket win. The next week Cave returned to Hemingbrough for the Cup 1st round. Richard Moore 69 not out was the hero as Cave knocked off 125. Askham Bryan were beaten at Pocklington with Captain Rob Page hitting 97 not out. Page also hit 75 at home to Bishopthorpe with Cave setting 179. Bishopthorpe looked on course before Olly Brett (3 for 36) and Mike Stellings (3 for 47) bowled them out 15 runs short. The first defeat of the season was at Fulfordgate. John Backhouse scored 35 out of 103 all out. Despite 4 early wickets Fulfordgate won by 4 wickets.  Cave had an easy win in the 2nd round of the cup at home to Thorpe Willoughby. Brett (3 for 21) and two wickets each for John Buttle, Karl Youngman and Chris Colbeck bowled them out for 79. Craig Hewson (45 not out) and Mike Stellings (22 not out) reached their target for 1 wicket. Ovington scored 187 at Cave, before bowling us out for just 81 in one of our worst performances of the season. We then had two trips to Stockton & Hopgrove in a weekend. On the Saturday, with only eight players we managed a memorable 5 wicket win. Chris Colbeck (3 for 18) helped restrict Stockton to 174, before James Windeatt (49) and Mike Stellings (47) helped Cave reach the target. On the Sunday in the Cup Semi-Final, with ten men, Mark Woodall took 3 for 48 as Stockton reached 205. Tom Baxter (85), Rob Page (37) and James Windeatt (35) looked to have Cave on course before a late collapse cost us. Brett, Buttle and Stellings took two wickets each to restrict Hirst to 127 and Cave won by 7 wickets, with Hewson (51) and Stellings (48 not out). Kelfield scored 219, Tom Baxter (4 for 49), but Cave won despite being 10 for 3. Hewson (70) and Page (95 not out) scoring the runs. Hemingbrough beat us by 28 runs at home and Burn hit 249 to inflict a 93 run defeat. We got back to winning ways at home to Askham Bryan. Craig Hewson (75) and Rob Page (60) helped Cave to 222 for 5. Mike Stellings (5 for 52) then bowled Askham out for 193. The Bishopthorpe match ended prematurely, the rain coming, with Cave in a good position. Revenge was taken over Fulfordgate with a 7-wicket win. Mike Stellings (5 for 32) and then John Backhouse (40 not out) the main contributions. Cave travelled to Knavesmire with Ovington looking to secure the League title, but Olly Brett (4 for 26) and Karl Youngman (3 for 26) bowled them out for 117. James Windeatt (53 not out) and Mike Stellings (38 not out) saw Cave home. In the final match of the season Stockton were bowled out for 55. Brett with 4 for 18 was the main destroyer. Simon Cooke (41 not out) and John Backhouse (12 not out) took only 6 overs to knock off the total.

We had an excellent season in the Triad Howdenshire Evening League, winning the League and Cup double and remaining undefeated all season. Highlights included James Windeatt’s 78 not out to beat Newport, Jack Storey with superb centuries against Drax (110) and South Cave (114 not out), in an unbeaten stand of 230 with Mike Stellings (101 not out). Oliver Brett took 6 for 27 to dismiss Gilberdyke for 59 and 4 for 28 in the final league decider at home to HICE. In the Mortimer Cup Cave beat North Ferriby with Jack Storey (40) and Rhys Duerden (64) before Olly Brett (3 for 22) and John Buttle (3 for 19) bowled Ferriby out for 62. In the Semi-Final, Mike Stellings (57) and Simon Cooke (23 not out) saw Cave to 126 for 3 before Welton were restricted to 75 with Brett (3 for 9). The Final at Hemingbrough against Newport saw Storey (67) and Windeatt (43) see Cave to 172 for 4. Newport could only manage 117 in reply.

Overall it has been a good season, but the only disappointing aspect has been the amount of games we have had to play with less than eleven men. I hope next season we can commit as a group to put out a full side each week.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rob for all his hard work over the last few seasons as Captain and also thanks to him and Sophie for their superb teas.

As usual I would like to thank everyone who has helped us during the season, Graham, JB, and Karl for all their efforts preparing the ground each week and with ground maintenance. It is much appreciated.

C. Hewson

Secretary