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Johnny

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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2016, 10:16:15 PM »

@smilley792 Bramhall Lane is well before my time. Only ever played at Bawtry Lane. Massive shame, it sounds like it's gone down pan
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2016, 06:58:34 AM »

I think Loftus were one of the final few and I think applied to the Langbaurgh league. I'm only a youngster to the game but I know a lot of our lads played most of their careers in that league and are gutted seeing it go to ruins as with many other cricket leagues and teams.

Dormanstown are fairly new to our league from the Cleveland league, if my geography is correct that may be around the Lackenby area.

Spot on @ScottParko , Dormanstown is right near Lackenby.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2016, 08:57:49 AM »

Most of the teams and leagues I played in as a youngster are long gone.
The Burnley and nelson mid week leagues
Nelson Sunday school league
All the old works teams etc long gone
The craven leagues lost a lot of teams,(gained a few Bradford league teams tho)
Not sure how the Lancashire and ribblesdale leagues are doing
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2017, 05:13:50 PM »

Bit of a mixed bag around York. Some of the clubs from towns of a reasonable size like Thirsk and Selby are really struggling (although not RIP status) whilst nearby village clubs seem to be thriving.   
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2017, 05:41:51 PM »

Most of the teams and leagues I played in as a youngster are long gone.
The Burnley and nelson mid week leagues
Nelson Sunday school league
All the old works teams etc long gone
The craven leagues lost a lot of teams,(gained a few Bradford league teams tho)
Not sure how the Lancashire and ribblesdale leagues are doing

The Lancs League are doing alright. Some more teams have been added to it for the start of the new season
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2017, 09:33:30 AM »

A lot of it is down to changing demographics. Back in the day on my local patch there were loads of works teams, all with their own sports clubs and very good grounds - good enough to host first class fixtures. These have pretty much gone, the grounds have been built on etc. work forces are smaller these days, some of the firms don't exist anymore, guys now spend their weekends being dragged around garden centres and Ikea. It's affecting all sports, not just cricket.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2017, 10:25:32 AM »

A lot of it is down to changing demographics. Back in the day on my local patch there were loads of works teams, all with their own sports clubs and very good grounds - good enough to host first class fixtures. These have pretty much gone, the grounds have been built on etc. work forces are smaller these days, some of the firms don't exist anymore, guys now spend their weekends being dragged around garden centres and Ikea. It's affecting all sports, not just cricket.

Yes I agree but all this travelling we now have to do  on Saturdays as almost killed off Sunday cricket also due to the time  involved  also lots of teams  last season were much  weaker when  playing away.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2017, 10:30:06 AM »

We come between two clubs that are a lot bigger and struggle to get the juniors through. The local academy sends the better players to other clubs. This means securing funding is a struggle for us.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2017, 10:46:08 AM »

We come between two clubs that are a lot bigger and struggle to get the juniors through. The local academy sends the better players to other clubs. This means securing funding is a struggle for us.
From experience
Academy's want to attract the best of the best therefore they link in to the local  top  clubs and then the counties the more successful academy's  are the better the funding.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2017, 11:45:24 AM »

From experience
Academy's want to attract the best of the best therefore they link in to the local  top  clubs and then the counties the more successful academy's  are the better the funding.

Yeah that's the problem, that and the fact we are a old miners welfare club. Unfortunately causes too many issues when trying to improve the ground and facilities 
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2017, 01:44:51 PM »

From experience
Academy's want to attract the best of the best therefore they link in to the local  top  clubs and then the counties the more successful academy's  are the better the funding.

I would question the assumption that bigger clubs provide better training for juniors, meaning the funding is merely going to subsidise overseas, paid players or more fancy things.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2017, 01:54:04 PM »

I would question the assumption that bigger clubs provide better training for juniors, meaning the funding is merely going to subsidise overseas, paid players or more fancy things.

I wouldn't say that the bigger clubs  always provide better training you  as get more opportunity with the smaller clubs .
But if academy's want there  funding to continue they need to be seen to be involved with the big  more successful clubs.
Also seen to many players at big clubs become just a number personally wouldn't go anywhere near them.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2017, 07:04:40 AM »

Living up north in a hot bed of cricket - so so many clubs in a small area is un-real, and the shake up/creation of the GMCL looks like a good positive move forward.
It is nice to be part of a club that is 150yrs old this year and seems to be going from strength to strength, Greenmount CC in Bury, the 1s & 2s may have struggled but the 3s won their league and there is a thriving junior section - and they have just launched a 4th team to accommodate the colts coming through.

Northern Monkey I think the Ribblesdale League lost a few teams to the GMCL and also to the Lancashire League which has expanded for the first time in donkeys years.

There is also a fair number of social teams sprouting up for mid week friendlies - full of guys who used to play cricket
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2017, 09:31:51 AM »

That's good to see
I'm glad the lancs leagues has opened it's doors
It was a closed shop for far too long
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2017, 02:15:26 PM »

Living up north in a hot bed of cricket - so so many clubs in a small area is un-real, and the shake up/creation of the GMCL looks like a good positive move forward.
It is nice to be part of a club that is 150yrs old this year and seems to be going from strength to strength, Greenmount CC in Bury, the 1s & 2s may have struggled but the 3s won their league and there is a thriving junior section - and they have just launched a 4th team to accommodate the colts coming through.

Northern Monkey I think the Ribblesdale League lost a few teams to the GMCL and also to the Lancashire League which has expanded for the first time in donkeys years.

There is also a fair number of social teams sprouting up for mid week friendlies - full of guys who used to play cricket

Played against Greenmount a few times as a junior in my time at Eagley CC - I think Greenmount was home to Gary, Phil & Neville Neville at the time!
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