Alf Evans Sadly Passed Away

The Halifax Cricket League are saddened by the news that Alf Evans has passed away. Many people will have scored runs across cricket grounds in the Halifax Cricket League using a bat made by Alf at ACE in Elland. Alf as well as been a Southowram C.C member also sponsored the Halifax Cricket League Crossley Shield and Twenty / 20 cup in years gone by. The funeral will take place this Thursday 14th December at Parkwood crematorium at 1.30pm.

Northern Cricket Society Promoting Boxing Day Charity Fixture

The annual Boxing Day fixture between a Northern Cricket Society X1 and North Leeds CC will take place again at North Leeds' Homestead ground, Old Park Road, LS8 1JX . Wickets are to be pitched at 10.30 am. It is usually a 20 over match. Proceeds go to St. Gemma's Hospice. The NCS has fielded a team on Boxing Day every year since 1949. Do please come and join us.

Please Remember To Send In Your Club Ball Order For Next Season

Only a third of clubs have placed their first ball order for 2018 season. Can we respectfully remind those clubs that have not yet returned their order to do so urgently to our assistant secretary Alan Ford via e-mail forda1@sky.com

Halifax Junior Cricket League Launch Franchise U19 T20 Cricket For 2018

The Halifax Junior Cricket League is launching its franchised U19 20/20 competition in 2018. The competition will take the form of a 6 week round robin tournament of 4 sides, followed by a Grand Final of the top 2 sides, to be played at 7 different grounds on a Friday evening, across late June and July. The matches will be played in coloured clothing with a pink ball and will involve music, fireworks and replicate the T20 competition of the IPL.

Keith Hudson Of Bridgeholme C.C Awarded Simon Lees Trophy @ HCL Presentation Dinner

The HCL annual prize presentation dinner was held at The Venue Barkisland Friday evening and another fantastic evening was enjoyed by all who attended. The main guest speaker was Andrew Gale coach of Yorkshire C.C who was joined by opening batter and local lad Alex Lees who presented the Simon Lees Trophy in memory of his father. The audience were kept entertained by our resident MC Pete Emmett who did not disappoint and after interviewing our guests from Yorkshire C.C comedian Josh Daniels rounded the evening's entertainment off.

Women's & Girls Cricket Development Course Opportunity

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.

Booth C.C Stalwart Rodney Annison Sadly Passed Away

Booth C.C and the Halifax Cricket League are saddened to inform you that club stalwart, scorer and all round top fellow Rod Annison has sadly died. Further details about Rod, his contribution to Booth and funeral arrangements will be posted on the website shortly. In the meantime our thoughts are with his family, friends and Booth C.C as he will be sadly missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing him.

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.