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.

Saturday Extra 2nd XI's 9th September

As a result of all Premier Division matches being called off the championship race now goes to the final day with Bridgeholme in the driving seat requiring just 3 points, from its home match versus Copley, to take the title for the first time in its history, first competing in the League in 1957. Second placed Warley, 10 points adrift, will be hoping for some kind of miracle with Blackley as its visitors. Southowram is relegated, but credit is due there for turning around a player shortage at the start of the season.

Saturday Extra 1st XI's 2nd September

With two matches to play Triangle threw the Premier Division title chase wide open with a shock success at Booth to leave the champions only 4 points ahead of Jer Lane, who won at Thornton, Booth batted first and its 265-7 score, with Rob Laycock (92) and Jon Midgley (76) featuring, looked challenging. However Triangle stepped up to the plate and with contributions from Adam Stocks (88) and Adam Fryer (64) set the stall for Joshua Graham and Kurtis Whippey to add a 55-run unbeaten partnership to win by five wickets.

Saturday Extra 1st X1's 26th August

The remarkable demise of Oxenhope from early-season pacesetters in the Premier Division continued as Thornton’s Ross Parr demolished its batsman at The Flatt by taking 8-42, in an all out score of 80. It could yet find itself in the one relegation spot, should bottom team Queensbury manage to win its last three matches – very unlikely but stranger things! Oxenhope has now lost its last nine matches since beating Copley on 24 June.