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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2014, 05:19:18 PM »

Who do you play for?

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Drax CC up in good old Yorkshire :-)
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2014, 06:10:50 PM »


Drax CC up in good old Yorkshire :-)

Are Drax in Senior League these days or still Vale?

To help fill the teams, you could look into the junior loan system. There are a number of clubs you could ask to get the odd player here and there. I'd also suggest looking on play-cricket at some of the local teams and find names who have not played much, if at all. You could then tap them up as they may be willing to move to play more regularly.


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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2014, 08:49:53 PM »

Are Drax in Senior League these days or still Vale?

To help fill the teams, you could look into the junior loan system. There are a number of clubs you could ask to get the odd player here and there. I'd also suggest looking on play-cricket at some of the local teams and find names who have not played much, if at all. You could then tap them up as they may be willing to move to play more regularly.


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Senior league matey, played us before have you? Numbers aren't looking too bad at the minute, however the season is approaching and anything can happen yet!
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2014, 09:11:59 PM »

Played you in Vale League cup a few years ago when I was in 3rd team at Heworth. Thought you has been promoted up to YDSCL.

Nice little ground and decent set of lads when I played, enjoyed the game even though we got beat in the end.




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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2014, 09:15:50 PM »

Yeah the standard of the grounds and teams is a LOT better in the Senior league, Hemingbrough have just joined and they'll be playing our seconds.

Our seconds are way out of their depth but the committee just won't listen!

I think I remember that game, my dad umpired (I was a young 'un then) and one of your lot was trying to poach me! Only club that's tried it mind haha

Glad to hear you enjoyed playing against us!
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2014, 09:30:48 PM »

Yeah, that 4east league looks a toughie. The central league looks a lot weaker, shame your IIs couldn't get in there.

Have a look at the yorkercricket.co.uk page as I just did and it talks about dual registration, so you could get some who play for you some weeks and someone else other weeks, good for regular filler inners.

Talking of tapping up, the offer is still on the table, if you ever feel like a change. ;-)


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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2014, 09:14:44 AM »

From the people I spoke to it seems like another factor is everyone becoming pretty snobbish over the wickets they play on, no one is happy to play on a cow field anymore. Massive shame, especially it's in terms of fairly non-competitive sunday games...

I dunno, while I'm happy to play on a more 'sporting' wicket, there is no enjoyment playing on something that goes up and down etc. Nothing more annoying that getting a shooter or a pop up off a length ball etc.
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2014, 10:17:59 AM »

Yeah, that 4east league looks a toughie. The central league looks a lot weaker, shame your IIs couldn't get in there.
Played a couiple of really good matches against Drax last season and real shame they're in not 4C.

First match was a on a very green (at Drax) but what turned out to be an absolute belter of a wicket with the home side getting around 190 in 45 overs. We started the run chase pretty well and reached 88 for the first wicket but the junior I had lent Drax for the afternoon then came on and bowled really tightly. In Tuesday evening practice he sometimes struggled to actually get it within the net so to say I was surprised is an understatement. Anyhow given our fragile middle order, I simply opted to plod along for the draw (reach 75%) but 5th wicket down brought in a someone who batted very aggresively, hitting 29 off 10-15 balls and I think we only finished around 12 runs short in the end.

Second match was another cracker with Drax again batting first and getting around 140 with the opener getting over 70 of these runs and finishing not out. If I was being critical then I did have him caught behind twice but 140 made a decent game of it. After a couple of early wickets, we then put on around 100 for 3rd wicket and got home with a couple of overs to spare. The juniors bowled very well and restricted me to running singles.           
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2014, 12:58:36 PM »

thanks to this thread i've chucked an advert up on Gumtree - our club is pretty good but it could always be better and having more players would help that!
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2014, 10:09:13 AM »

Has anyone noticed a drop off in players this season? We've been OK fortunately, only struggled to put out a full 11 on a couple of occasions. However a lot of teams we have played have turned up less than their full compliment, i.e. with only 10, 9, 8 or even on one occasion only 7. This used to happen occasionally in a season but it is an almost weekly occurrence now. Usually we manage to find one of our guys who isn't playing and is willing to play for the other team but it does lead to some rubbish games...
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2014, 03:12:55 PM »

My club may not be around in 2015 as we only fielded 11 players on 2 occasions in 2014 and  that was due to 2 players arriving I hour after the match had commenced straight from work. Also no one who plays actually lives in the village
At the end of the last league match 2 players stated they were going to retire this leaves the club with just 6 members with an average age of 45 yet the location is excellent the costs are low due to the link with the tennis club the pavilion is a modern brick built building incorporating a tearoom and bar.
Much depends on the clubs enthusiastic captain and his family who do the bulk of the work inc telephone calls attend meetings collecting subs and provide an excellent match day tea the wicket is also excellent due to the club having a professional groundsman who also plays.
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2014, 03:17:39 PM »

Youth, you have to invest in youth to survive.



The clubs in and around our league that have youth set ups have 2,3,4 and even 5 sat teams. And have xi players out in each side 99% of the time(the team with 5 teams did concede the last game of the season, but that's the only 1!)

Teams with no youth have struggled, 2nd teams turning up with 9 and 10 players week in week out, some occasions both first and seconds only fielding with 9.



There is off course the clubs with money, there a different matter!
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2014, 03:40:01 PM »

Youth, you have to invest in youth to survive.



The clubs in and around our league that have youth set ups have 2,3,4 and even 5 sat teams. And have xi players out in each side 99% of the time(the team with 5 teams did concede the last game of the season, but that's the only 1!)

Teams with no youth have struggled, 2nd teams turning up with 9 and 10 players week in week out, some occasions both first and seconds only fielding with 9.



There is off course the clubs with money, there a different matter!
  you are correct but where does the club find  them from most of the youths in the village have now moved on.
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2014, 03:54:02 PM »

That's the problem, the big clubs with the money and facilities snap them up (normally through after school coaching etc) and then they're lost, very hard to bring a player over from a big, expensive set up to a typical village team
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Re: Village Cricket
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2014, 05:10:17 PM »

i have played for a local league side for the last couple of seasons and they have been struggling for player and it has been getting worse. not sure how many times we had 11 players this year only a handful i would say. we finished bottom of the league by a long way not sure what is going to happen next year they have no youth section or any players interesting in playing there

my village club who are in the league for the first time next season who i willbe playing for have a thriving youth section. 2 u13's side and 1 colts side. we are looking quite good for next season and the future.

i agree with the big club taking a lot of the youth players. i think it is difficult because they do all get coached to a good standard and are goo players but the club just dont have enough places for them all to play so a lot arent playing cricket regularly which then causes other issues
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