Congratulations to former Knaresborough overseas player Calum How on his selection to play for the Western Australia Cricket Association team against England in the first tour match of the Ashes series. Keeping wicket, Calum caught the current England captain Joe Root and also the previous captain, Alistair Cook. He also scored 26 in the WACA innings. He joined us as a 17 year old in 2011 as a wicket keeper and aggressive left handed batsman. He also played junior cricket, appearing in the Arthur Barrett cup winning side as a bowler! (Pictured below). We wish him great success with his future career.
There is an open day for students who would like to combine their studies with cricket coaching after your GCSEs. You will study for a BTEC3 diploma in sport. It is open to young people from 16-18 and starts in September 2018. Details are below.
Tonight is junior presentation evening. We start at 6.30pm with U7s.
There will be a barbecue from 7.30pm.
Pro Coach are running 2 types of courses at Harrogate this Winter; our Junior Crickets is for ages 4-12, with 2 sessions running for U8s and U12s. The U8s is a softball introduction to cricket with a lot of fun games based learning, whereas the U12s is an introduction to hard ball cricket for those transitioning from U9s-U11s. http://bit.ly/JuniorCrickets
They are also running development courses for those cricketers are the next step up from our Junior Crickets courses, with a slightly more technical approach to developing the skills required in hard ball cricket. http://bit.ly/HarrogateDev
Knaresborough won the final of the Readman Trophy against Sewerby. Knaresborough batting first made 167-9. Sowerby were all out giving us victory by 22 runs. Jordan Tear was man of the match.
Excellent photos from Phillip Robshaw can be seen here.
In July we were saddened to hear of the death of Dennis Prest, our eldest member at 103. Our chairman, Don Winspear was asked to give a eulogy at the funeral which is attached. I recommend that all members read it to get a measure of his contribution to the club.