2015 Fixtures

Posted by Craig on March 30th, 2015

On a Saturday in the HPH York Vale League, we begin the defense of the title we won last year with a home game against Kelfield. We are joined in the top division this year by Ben Johnson and Melbourne, with York RI folding and Thixendale being relegated. We start our HPH Cup campaign with a home tie against our neighbours, South Cave. Our fixtures are listed below: –

HPH York Vale Cricket League Division 1

Sat 25th April Kelfield (Home)
Sat 2nd May Ben Johnson (Away)
Sat 9th May Melbourne (Home)
Sat 16th May Stockton & Hopgrove (Away)
Sat 23rd May HPH Cup 1st Round – South Cave (Home)
Sat 30th May Fulfordgate (Home)
Sat 6th June Ovington (Away)
Sat 13th June Burn (Home)
Sat 20th June HPH Cup 2nd Round / GM Cup 1st Round
Sat 27th June North Duffield (Away)
Sat 4th July Bishopthorpe (Away)
Sat 11th July Kelfield (Away)
Sat 18th July Ben Johnson (Home)
Sat 25th July Melbourne (Away)
Sun 26th July HPH Cup Final (at Acomb)
Sat 1st August Stockton & Hopgrove (Home)
Sat 8th August Fulfordgate (Away)
Sat 15th August Ovington (Home)
Sun 16th August GM Cup Final (at Hemingbrough)
Sat 22nd August Burn (Away)
Sat 29th August North Duffield (Home)
Sat 5th September Bishopthorpe (Home)

The Triad Howdenshire Evening League remains as two regional divisions, but with four teams each, following the resignation from the league of Welton & Brough and Goole Town. We play the other 3 teams in our division (South Cave, North Ferriby and HICE) three times. There will then be a divisional play-off at the end of the season.

Triad Howdenshire Evening League East Division

Tue 28th April South Cave (Away)
Tue 5th May HICE (Away)
Tue 12th May Mortimer Cup 1st Round – North Duffield (Home)
Tue 19th May North Ferriby (Home)
Tue 26th May South Cave (Home)
Tue 2nd June Mortimer Cup Semi-Final – HICE or Hemingbrough (Home)
Tue 9th June North Ferriby (Away)
Tue 16th June HICE (Home)
Tue 23rd June Junior Mortimer Semi-Final
Tue 30th June South Cave (Away)
Tue 7th July HICE (Away)
Tue 14th July Mortimer Cup Final
Tue 21st July North Ferriby (Home)
Tue 28th July Junior Mortimer Cup Final
Tue 4th August Divisional Play-Off

Secretary’s Report 2014

Posted by Craig on March 30th, 2015

2014 has been a very successful season for North Cave CC, winning their second HPH York Vale League title. The season finished with only three points separating the top three sides in Division 1. The final day of the season saw Cave with a 12-point lead, but with no game, leaving Ovington and Bishopthorpe the chance to overtake them at the top. However, for once the inclement British weather came to the rescue, with all the final day matches washed out. Cave were crowned Champions. They also added the Guy Mitchell Cup to complete a memorable double. The Tuesday evening side won the Triad Howdenshire Evening League East Division and then the League Play-Off Final against West Division Champions Goole Town.

The season started in April with a home match against Stockton & Hopgrove. Oliver Brett, Mike Stellings and John Buttle took 3 wickets each to restrict Stockton to 132. Charlie Cockin (53 not out) and Stellings (55 not out) saw Cave to a nine wicket win. Despite 65 from Yaniv Judah Cave slipped to a 21 run defeat at Burn, the following week. Captain James Windeatt hit 7 sixes in his 75 at home to Bishopthorpe, before Mike Stellings (3 for 43) and John Buttle (4 for 25) bowled Cave to victory. Kelfield were dismissed for 76, with Stellings (6 for 21) the star with the ball as Cave romped to a nine wicket win. The weather won the day at North Duffield and Fulfordgate with both matches abandoned. The season was further curtailed with the withdrawal from the League of both York RI and Thixendale, leaving four free weeks during the campaign. In the return at Stockton & Hopgrove, James Windeatt took 5 for 19 and Karl Youngman 3 wickets to bowl them out for 128. In reply Craig Hewson (43) and Yaniv Judah (62 not out) had an opening stand of 93, as Cave won by 9 wickets. The top two met when Ovington came to Cave and James Windeatt was again the top bowler with 6 wickets as Ovington made 131. Charlie Cockin (34) and a belligerent 28 from Simon Brett saw Cave to 134 for 7. Burn were restricted to 117 for 6 in a match reduced to 30 overs. Mike Stellings (36 not out) and James Windeatt (26 not out) had an unbeaten stand of 60 to see Cave to victory. Cave’s second defeat of the season came at Bishopthorpe who made 188. In reply Cave could only manage 169 despite 51 from Windeatt and 43 from Rob Page. The following week John Buttle (6 for 11) and Mike Stellings (4 for 15) routed Fulfordgate for 49, with Cave winning by 8 wickets in under 10 overs. The match at Kelfield was abandoned after the home side made 188 and Cave had been reduced to 71 for 6 on a pitch made tricky to bat on by the rain at tea. Cave’s final match of the season was at home to North Duffield. Mike Stellings hit a superb unbeaten 153 out of Cave’s 308 for 2. Charlie Cockin (79) and James Windeatt (50 not out) providing able support. John Buttle took 4 wickets as Cave won by 189 runs. This left Cave 12 points in front, but with their fate in the hands of others. In the cup competitions Cave started with defeat at home to Ovington in the HPH cup in a match reduced to 24 overs. Mike Stellings (4 for 28) helping to bowl Ovington out for 100, but then Cave collapsed to 68 all out. This meant Cave entered the Guy Mitchell Cup instead. The first round saw a local derby against South Cave. Half centuries from the Ferguson brothers, James (54) and Will (52 not out), were part of North Cave’s 240 for 5. South Cave could only manage 50 all out in reply, with Stellings taking 7 for 11 in 10 overs. In the Semi-Final, Cave travelled to Kelfield, where Charlie Cockin hit 98 in Cave’s 206 for 8. James Windeatt (3 for 25) and John Buttle (4 for 34) bowled Cave to a 59 run win. The Final was played at Acomb against Stockton & Hopgrove, who batted first and made 162 for 9. Windeatt, Buttle and Rob Page taking 3 wickets each. Stellings (34), Windeatt (46) and Page (28 not out) saw Cave to victory by 6 wickets. In the Triad Howdenshire Evening League, Cave lost only one match in winning the East Division. Matthew Bunn’s 5 for 7 helped beat South Cave by 5 wickets and Mike Stellings took 5 for 3 against Welton & Brough. North Ferriby was bowled out for 44 with Oliver Brett taking 4 for 14. Simon Cooke (4 for 22) restricted South Cave to 82 as North Cave won by 3 wickets. Jack Storey hit an unbeaten 100, with Rhys Duerden 64 as Cave amassed 174 in victory against Welton. Cave’s only defeat came at home to North Ferriby, which left a title deciding final match at HICE. At 2 for 4 Cave looked in serious trouble, but 31 not out from Matthew Bunn helped them to 86 for 9. Bunn completed a fine all round display with 3 for 23 as HICE were bowled out for 47. In the League Play-Off Final at Hemingbrough, Cave romped to an eight-wicket win over Goole Town. Ashley Page took 6 for 4 and Matthew Bunn 4 for 16 in Goole’s 26 all out. In the Mortimer Cup Cave lost in the Semi-Final to Goole Town.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank James for all his help and hard work as Captain. He has done a great job this season with the team and it was very well structured and organised. Also, for organising the 6-a-side Competition, which was a great day. Hopefully something we can build on. A big thank you to Mike Augustus for producing the Match day programmes, which were well received. As usual I would like to thank everyone who has helped us during the season with teas. Graham, JB, and Karl for all their efforts preparing the ground each week and with ground maintenance and everyone who helped with the work at the end of the season. It is much appreciated.