HCL Well Represented At Lords For Nat West ECB OSCAs Award Ceremony

The Spenser Wilson Halifax Cricket League was very well represented at the National ECB NatWest OSCAs held at Lords Cricket Ground, the home of English cricket, on Monday 9 October. The event was hosted by BBC broadcaster Alison Mitchell who interviewed England duo Eoin Morgan and Stuart Broad live on stage. At the Yorkshire OSCAs held at Headingley earlier in the year the SWHCL walked away with an incredible haul of six awards from 21 categories and three of the winners were shortlisted for the national awards and invited to a gala dinner hosted by the ECB.

Sowerby Bridge C.C Looking Forward To A Brighter Future & Lords

Officials from Sowerby Bridge C.C will be visiting Lords Cricket Ground the home of English cricket on Monday 9th October after the club were shortlisted for a national OSCA cricket award in recognition of how the club has been saved. The club was devasted by the Boxing Day floods of 2015 and this long established club faced complete devastion and a very unceratin future. With the help of club officials, cricket authorities and the local community the club have thanfully survived and the brand new clubhouse is nearing completion.

Mytholmroyd win Fraine/Kenworthy Trophy

Cogratulations to Mytholmroyd who have taken the Fraine /Kenworthy Trophy with 104 points out of a possible 120.

October League Council Meeting

All clubs are reminded that the next Spenser Wilson Halifax Cricket League Council Meeting will take place this coming Tuesday 3rd October at Pellon Social Club starting at 7.45pm. One of the main items on the agenda for discussion will be the proposed rule changes for the senior league and the Sunday league. Any rule proposals that have a seconder will be sent to all member clubs to vote upon for the league AGM in November. Please ensure that your club is represented at the meeting please.

Northern Cricket Society Winter Speaker Evenings & Other Events

Please find some information on upcoming events for this cricket organisation the "Nortehrn Cricket Society" which may be of interest to you over the winter if you would like to attend an event or even become a member.

2017 Oct 3rd Mark Rowe - 'Brian Sellers - Yorkshire Tyrant'

Nov 7th Andy Pick - Notts CCC Bowling Coach

Nov 28th Winter lunch - Tony Borrington former Derbys CCC

Dec 5th Glen Chapple - Lancs CCC Head Coach

Dec 26th Boxing Day Cricket Match - North Leeds CC

The Extras 2nd XI's

Premier Division Batsman of the Year Extra - DAVE TOWNSEND (Blackley) (his mid-table finishing team would have been in trouble without his regular scores – 779 runs proving the point)

First Division Team Batsman of the Year Extra - SAAD HUSSAIN (Mytholmroyd) (impossible to leave off the accolades as his 755 runs played a full part in his team’s step up to the Premier Division)

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 2nd XI's 16th September

The final Saturday of the season resulted in Bridgeholme taking the Premier Division title with Warley the runners-up and, in the Second Division, it was two of the season’s newcomers, Bradley & Colnebridge and Mount who finished champions and second in the table respectively. At Premier Division Bridgeholme’s half of the ground had been under water earlier in the week so it was a double triumph for groundsman and opening batsman, Keith Hudson, in that order for time spent on the jobs!!

Northowram Fields and Luddendenfoot win Divisions 2 & 3 respectively

Northowram Fields overhauled their rivals to take the Division 2 title with a thrilling win over Thornton in a rain reduced match.

Luddendenfoot took the Division 3 trophy although no play was possible on their rain sodden ground.

Many congratulations to two young sides on their successes.