Halifax Cricket League Fixture Programme Announcement

The executive of the Halifax Cricket League are fully aware of the challenges that many clubs are facing to get onto their grounds and squares to prepare for the start of the season on Saturday 21st  and Sunday 22nd April due to the poor run of weather recently. A statement from the executive will be issued by Monday 16th April in respect of the games scheduled to start the following weekend but the executive as yet have no plans to postpone or rearrange any fixtures.

April League Council Meeting Tuesday 3rd April

Just a reminder to all clubs that the April League Council meeting will take place after the Easter weekend on Tuesday 3rd April. The meeting will be at Pellon Social Club starting at the usual time 7.45pm. Clubs are reminded that they will need to collect league balls that have been ordered and bring any payment for the League Treasurer Bob Airey. Clubs will also be able to collect the 2018 League Handbooks for the forthcoming season.

Low Moor CC Needs Your Help!

Low Moor C.C has reached the final of the Persimmon Healthy Communities Competition.https://www.persimmonhomes.com/healthy-communities/finalists. The club now finds itself in the final along with 29 other projects, all trying to win the top prize of £200,000. Please would you help the club by voting for the club by clicking on the attached link https://www.persimmonhomes.com/healthy-communities/finalists.

Women's & Girls Cricket Course Change Of Dates

The Halifax Junior Cricket League in partnership with the Cricket Asylum and Cricket Asylum Foundation have been running a 10 week women and girls only coaching course at the home of the Asylum, in Sowerby Bridge. Sourcing some funding from the West Yorkshire Leagues Council and the Calderdale Cricket Development Group the course has had access to the whole 4 lane facility and a qualified female coach. The course has been well attended with 16 girls signing up.

Low Moor Need Your Vote To Win Funding Of £9500 For New Cricket Net Facility

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK HERE to support your fellow Halifax League Club: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-2259

Low Moor Holy Trinity C.C are working with Steve Archer, Alex Murphy and others from the YCB to promote cricketing opportunities for young people in the Schools around Bradford South for 2018 through the provision of new cricket nets.

Please find a message below explaining how you can help Low Moor from their secretary Martin Jenkins.

Spenser Wilson Halifax Cricket League AGM

Just a quick reminder to all clubs that the Spenser Wilson Halifax Cricket League Annual General meeting will be held at Pellon Social Club starting at 7.45pm on Tuesday 14th of November. At the meeting the results of the rule proposals that were taken forward from the last league council meeting will be announced. All clubs will be expected to attend and the league executive look forward to seeing you there on the night.

Interested In Joining the Halifax Cricket League Executive???

As many of you will be already aware our long serving Fixture Secretary Peter Taylor who also has been doing the Results Secretary job will be stepping down from both roles at the league AGM later this month. We are therefore looking for not one but two replacements to take on these roles moving forward. Peter has kindly offered to do the fixtures for the forthcoming season in 2018.

HCL 2017 Averages Now Available

The 2017 averages for the Spenser Wilson Halifax Cricket League main league have now been published. The averages have been comipled in an excel speadsheet and can be found in the "documents" section" of the league tab or if you would like to view them immediately please click on the link below which will take you straight to that page. Just open the doument and use the tabs at the bottom to find the relevant 1st or 2nd XI's batting, bowling , fielding or wicketkeeping qualifiers

THE EXTRAS 2017 & 1st XI's

ACCOLADES FOR LEAGUE SEASON 2017 (no player awarded more than one Extra)

The Extras are solely the personal choice of the Saturday Extra editor and based on the pleasures of writing about the winners OVERALL

Player of the year Extra - BEN BIRKILL (Cullingworth) (a tremendous year in which he scored 1,209 runs to guide his team into the Premier Division)

Batsman of the Year Extra - MAHMAD MAKDA (Mount) (a brilliant debut year in the League – to achieve 1,065 runs in Second Division Second XI cricket is monumental)

Saturday Extra 1st XI's 16th September

Premier Division champions Booth concluded its successful season with a nine-wicket win at home to Northowram HT, eventually finishing 13 points in front of Bradford League bound Jer Lane. Hedge Top batted first and were all out for a less than challenging 170 runs and the champions had no problem achieving the target, completing the win to end another fine year at Broad Fold Park.