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Yorkshire CCC’s in form opening batsman Adam Lyth and Richard Todd the Managing Director of Todd Wate Management were the guests of honour at the opening of Thirsk Cricket Club’s new practice nets.

The project which cost in excess of £11,000 was mainly funded by a grant from the Landfill Communities Fund in partnership with Todd Waste Management from their Knapton landfill site. Thirsk Cricket Club Chairman George Gifford said “We as a club are extremely grateful to Todd Waste Management for financing the new nets, which will provide an excellent practice facility for all our members for a long time into the future” Gifford also went on to say “We certainly couldn’t have done it without Todd’s financial help and support”

To round of the proceedings Adam Lyth who is currently sponsored by our 3rd team captain Neil Collinson’s company Dales of Thirsk Ltd demonstrated his batting technique against both the bowling machine and a large number of excited junior cricketers. Adam also carried out a number of one to one coaching sessions with the juniors - which were extremely beneficial and very well received by all concerned. Not only did it benefit the Thirsk youngsters, as the very next day Adam made a superb 143 for Yorkshire against reigning County Champions Durham at Headingley. (GHG)



Many thanks to this weeks match ball sponsor’s Dales of Thirsk Ltd Granite & Marble www.dalesofthirsk.co.uk and Vale of York Pubic House & Restaurant www.valeofyorkpub.co.uk. The ongoing support of these public spirited people and companies is very greatly appreciated by all the members of Thirsk Cricket Club. (Sam Spence - Ladies Committee)  

Following the heavy overnight and early morning rain last Sunday’s Readman Cup day at Sheriff Hutton was abandoned and rearranged for Sunday 27th July.

The 3rd round of the Y&DSCL Readman Trophy which is played in round robin format will take place in the shadow of the castle at the the picturesque Sheriff Hutton ground on Sunday 27th July. Why not come along and support the lads?

The format will be as follows -

10.15 Match A Thirsk (16 runs) v Whitkirk (0)

13.15 Match B Sheriff Hutton (16 runs) v Losers of Match A

16.00 Match C Sheriff Hutton (16 runs) v Winners of Match A

The winners on the day will go through to the semi-final which will take place at Pocklington on Sunday 3rd August. (GHG)


Thirsk Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its Youth members. If you have any concerns or complaints about any aspect of our club, please share them with either your team manager or Samantha Spence, our Child Welfare Officer.  

Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them. 

Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.

Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.

Never force your child to take part in sport.

Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.

Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.

Publicly accept officials’ judgements.

Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.

Use correct and proper language at all times.

Ensure that any subscriptions, any match fees or fees for extra coaching sessions are paid promptly.

When collecting your child on match days or after training sessions, please do not enter the changing rooms.

Ensure that any prescribed medication needed by your child is readily available at coaching sessions and matches.

If there is an issue that concerns either your child or yourself, please raise it with the appropriate club official.

Try to encourage your child to take some responsibility for their cricket by asking them to pack their own bag, check that they have collected all their kit from the changing room etc.

Ensure your child adheres to the Junior Club Rules and Code of Conduct.


Thirsk Cricket Club will again be hosting a Pro-Coach T20 Blast Holiday Camp course during the school summer holidays. These courses come very highly recommended and would be beneficial for any junior players between the age of 6 to 15. Full details and online booking form can be found by clicking here. (GHG)


First Team - With 3 or 4 regulars missing from their line up Thirsk put in an excellent team performance to beat the all conquering league leaders Osbaldwick on Saturday. After losing the toss and as like last week Thirsk got off to the worst possible by losing a wicket in the first over of the match when Des Wyrill was well caught off the final ball. Harry Consett (25) and Mark Cook rebuilt to good effect by adding 73 for the 2nd wicket before Consett fell. Mark Cook (57) and Stu Christon looked in ominously good form until Cook was dismissed lbw. However a brilliant knock of 73 by Christon who at times treat the Osbaldwick bowling attack with disdain aided and abetted by good cameos from new signing Paul Wilkinson and his namesake James saw Thirsk through to a healthy 211 for 9 at the tea interval.

On a wearing pitch which had been used previously Christon was not finished yet as he and his opening partner Jake Petty wreaked havoc in the hosts batting line up to reduce them to 30 for 6 with the wickets shared equally. As you’d expect from a team with Osbaldwick’s proud record they did mount a fight back as Matt Hattee and Andy Hall dug in to see them through to 82 for 9. With Thirsk losing their focus somewhat and perhaps taking their foot of the gas an extremely frustrating last wicket partnership of 53 delayed the inevitable until Petty was introduced back into the attack to have home captain Alex Rippon caught at mid off by Mark Cook and seal a 76 run victory. Petty finishing with 4 for 26 and Christon 3 for 36. Although the gloss may have been taken off by the last wicket partnership make no mistake this was an excellent display by a resurgent and buoyant Thirsk team who made it 4 wins in a row. Well done fellows!! (GHG)

Second Team - The second team entertained Rainton 2nds at the Racecourse Ground. After winning the toss and inserting Rainton the Thirsk bowlers steadily took wickets at regular intervals and bowled the visitors out for 81 as all 5 bowlers used were in the wickets Josh Howes (4-19), Ian Pope (2-14), Matt Hogg (2-12), Mark Nursey (1-20) and Oli Tindall (1-6).

After tea with a slightly mixed up batting order victory was achieved within 16 overs with Mark Nursey making 32, Oli Tindall 19no and Ryan Palliser 12. Well done boys we are coming into peak holiday season and with the first team missing 5 players this week and next and with 5 second teamers away next week there will be plenty of opportunities for some new heroes. (RG)

Third Team - The 3rd team’s struggles continued as they went down to a 9 wicket victory against Knaresborough Forest 3rds. (GHG)

PEL Team - Thirsk maintained their lead at the top of the Pilmoor Evening League with a comfortable 5 wicket victory at Alne on Wednesday night. Thirsk started well in the field as they restricted their hosts to 32 from their first 10 overs. However good knocks from T Cox (31) and F Wilson (27) ensured Alne ended up with a respectable total of 105 for 7. Jake Petty (3-20) and James Wilkinson (2-16) were the pick of the visitors bowling attack.
In Thirsk’s reply Keiran Fenwick (48) and Stuart Christon (33) began to make batting easy with some aggressive shots. A late flurry of 5 wickets did cause some concerns until James Wilkinson (12no) took control to hit the winning boundary with 6 overs to spare. (SC)

Under 15s - Monday night saw the U15s travel to Marton for their penultimate game of the season still in with a chance of overhauling top of the league Easingwold. We won the toss and put Marton into bat. Josh Peirse opening the bowling wasted no time taking the first wicket with just his 5th ball. We continued to take wickets as well as keeping the run rate down although our fielding was not up to our usual high standard. At the end of their 20 overs the hosts had made 77 for 6 with Josh Peirse and Sian England both taking 2 wickets each.

With the sun setting quickly our opening batsmen Harry Collinson and Alan Hudson took to the field as we got off to a good start before Harry was dismissed from a good ball which held it’s line and length. Josh Peirse was next to the crease and made hitting boundaries look easy as he smashed seven in his brisk knock of 36no. Josh was ably assisted by Alan Hudson who made 25 and hit the biggest 6 of the season so far we cruised past Marton’s total in just over 10 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. A good night’s work from all the team - well done. (IP)

Under 13s
- After a number of very close calls our very young U13s side were able to celebrate their first victory of the season when they entertained Easingwold. Batting first the visitors were able to make 66 for 8 with P Thomas (18) and J Horseman (14) being the main contributors. The Thirsk bowlers were very much in the ascendancy though with Ben Collinson bowling brilliantly to record 4 overs 3 maidens 2 wickets for 1 run, the impressive Sam Howes also got in on the act as he took 4 for 4 from his 4 overs.

In reply Thirsk raced to their target within 9 overs as Ben Collinson continued his good work for the night with a whirlwind yet mature 27no. Despite some kamikaze running Tom Spence (11) was the next top scorer. Well done everybody you made a young coach (this must be Adie??) very happy. (CF) As this was their last match of the season many thanks to Chris Fenwick and Adie Porter for taking on the U13s team at short notice and guiding them throughout a tough season all round - your efforts are greatly appreciated. (GHG)

Under 11s - No match this week. (BDP)

Under 9s - No match this week. (MCC)





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First XI

Second XI

Third XI

Saturday 12/07       

Away v Osbaldwick

Home v Rainton II

Away v K/Forest III

Saturday 19/07       

Away v Hovingham

Home v Ripley III

Away v Arthington II

Saturday 26/07       

Home v Harrogate II

Away v Studley Royal IV

Home v West Tanfield II

Saturday 02/08     

Home v Dringhouses

Away v Darley II

Home v N/rth Stainley II

Saturday 09/08    

Away v York III

Home v Pannal IV

Away v Staveley  II

Saturday 16/08     

Home v W/Grange II

Away v Raskelf II

Away v Bedale II

Saturday 23/08    

Away v Duncombe Park

Home v Scotton II

Away v Helperby III

Monday 25/08    

Away v Sheriff Hutton



Saturday 30/08    

Home v T/Magnets

Away v Dacre Bank II

Home v Burnt Yates II

Saturday 06/09

Away v Pocklington

Home v Hampthswaite III

Away v Birstwith III

Saturday 13/09  

Home v Ripon

Away v Newton-le-Willows

Home v B/Leonard III

Saturday 20/09  


Away v Marton-cum-Gr

Home v Ouseburn II

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last update: 09/07/2014