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Indoor Practice and nets

The indoor nets for Knaresborough Cricket club will be at St James’ School on the following dates

Indoor nets will be 6 weeks from 17th Feb, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March and 7th April.  (2 weeks off for half term).

Proposed times

5-6pm Under 9s  

6-7pm Under 11s (In the hall) and U9s Girls (In the Gym)

7-8pm Under 13s

8-9.30pm Under 15s, Under 17s and seniors.

The cost for hiring the hall is £2 per player per week.  You can pay £12 for all 6 sessions if you wish.

Richard Procter’s Cycle ride for St Michael’s Hospice

6 cyclists who have so far raised £2622 for Saint Michael’s Hospice by cycling from Scarborough to Knaresborough on Saturday 11th July. The cyclists from left to right are :- Graham Wilson, David Leach, Oliver Wilson(16), Richard Procter, Edward Wilson (14) William Wilson (13). The distance of 63 miles was covered in 4 hours and 40 minutes. The event which may become an annual one was conceived by Richard Procter in gratitude to Saint Michael’s Hospice for the wonderful care received by his mother Patricia before passing away in January this year. Donations to this worthy cause may be made by visiting http://www.justgiving.com and entering “R-Procter” in the search box.

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More photos can be found here. https://picasaweb.google.com/100181220632816850319/RichardProcterSBikeRide?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Junior matches against the GM Academy, Dubai

On Tuesday we welcomed two touring teams from the GM Academy in Dubai.  This is the second occasion we have hosted teams from the UAE and we were expecting very competetive matches against our U13s and U15s. The U13s batted first and amazed an impressive 179-4 with Ben Brennan 38, Dan Wetherill 35, Sam Baines 28, Harry Dawson 19 and Will Wilson 19.  GM Academy were bowled out for 94 with Ben Ward taking 5-18.

After an excellent Halal/1815 lunch, the U15s took the field and also batted well setting the Emirates a target of 135-3. James Keal 36, Joe Reynolds 34 and Jack Brennan 25.  The Academy team produced a spirited reply of 101-6 with the popular Adin finishing 53 no.  A great day enjoyed by players and spectators.

For photos click here

Under 17s win the Cup for sixth year.

The Under 17s won the Arthur Barrett cup for the sixth consecutive year last night on our home ground. They are the second junior team to win a trophy in this bicenntenial season after the U13s triumph in the John Barrett Cup.  Put into bat by Studley Knaresborough got off to a good start racing to 59 from 8 overs before Jack Witham was out for 19.  Eddie Barnes, playing in his sixth final was next out for 71 from 41 balls.  25 from captain Ben Cutts and 16 from James Webster helped the team to  total of 151-7.  In reply Studley kept pace with the run rate for most of their innings with Bailey McCourt top scoring with 43.  However they lost wickets at vital times and eventually finished on 130-8.  Eddie Barnes was named man of the match and received the Ed Cousins trophy.

To see the scorecard from the match click on the junior section here.

To look at photos from the game click https://picasaweb.google.com/100181220632816850319/ArthurBarrettCup2015?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Sunday’s Georgian Fayre.

As most of you will know, on Sunday, we are having a Georgian Fayre and 1815 Cricket match played in costume using the laws of the time.  This is the main event for the bicentenary for the junior cricketers. In the morning before the match we will be holding a fun morning of activity and games for juniors, parents, friends and family.  Please come along and join in, have some lunch and try some delicious Yorvale dairy ice cream.

Here’s what you need to know.
  • gates open at 11am
  • races – including sack races, running, egg and spoon and three-legged races for different age groups – will start around 11.15
  • most games and stalls will be free
  • traditional lunch (Selection of meats, open sandwiches, salads, gravy and condiments) will be available for £3 a head
  • The 1815 match will start at 2pm
  • live music
  • come in costume if you want
  • bring friends and family

AND… Thanks to those who brought tombola prizes last week – any more would be very gratefully received. And donations of cakes please!

Hope to see you all on Sunday.

Harry selected for Yorkshire Under 11s

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Harry Dawson’s selection to the Yorkshire U11B squad came after a number of strong performances for North Yorkshire in the recent Yorkshire Cricket Board Festival.  In this competition, Harry and his teammates were unbeaten against their West, East and South Yorkshire rivals.

As a member of the Yorkshire U11B side, Harry will play between 15 and 18 games against some of the toughest opposition in the country, including a five-day summer tour to the Minor Counties Festival to be held at Royal Suffolk Hospital School. In addition to his call up to the Yorkshire B side, Harry will continue to play for North Yorkshire, Knaresborough U13s and U11s, and his own school side.

Harry said: I’m delighted to be selected for Yorkshire U11Bs, and I hope I can impress enough to be promoted to the A team.  He was chosen for Yorkshire because his spin bowling caught the eye of the selectors. Even though the season is only just underway, he has already taken more than 12 wickets for Knaresborough.  My sights are set on playing for North of England, but I’m a couple of years away from that happening. My ultimate goal is to represent England.  If he succeeds in his goal, Harry will follow recent Knaresborough juniors, Dave Girling, Jonny Tattersall and Eddie Barnes who have played for England at various age groups.