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 MATCH REPORTS - WEEK ONE  
   

The Thirsk 2nd team started the new season at the Racecourse Ground with a nail biting 5 wicket victory chasing down our victory target of 184 with 9 balls to spare. With the ball Thirsk started well restricting Marton-cum-Grafton to only 22 runs off the first 14 overs the Marton batsmen could hardly get a bat on Josh Howes whose opening burst brought him 2-8 from 7 overs , however keeping wickets in hand usually pays dividend and despite a good comeback spell from Ross McAndrew 1-28 from his 12 overs marton were able to post 183-4 at tea. Thirsk knowing what we had to chase started at a good tempo with Paul Howes (26) and George Bentley (29) supporting man of the match Josh Howes whose 74 not out was the difference between the sides it was easily josh’s highest senior club score and the longest innings of his career batting throughout the 43.3 overs of the innings. An excellent start to the season in our quest for promotion. (RG)

An excellent all round performance by Tom Hogg helped to see Thirsk 3rd team to an impressive 6 wicket victory against Ouseburn 3rds. Batting first Ouseburn could only manage 128 all out as Hogg with 4-20, Ryan Moore 4-32 and Sian England 2-17 all bowled well. In reply Thirsk lost three early wickets before Hogg (54) and Steve Kettlewell (45*) asserted control to see their side over the finishing line. This week sees the 3rd team Knaresborough Forest 3rd team at Hillside Park. (GHG)

 
   

 THIRSK CRICKET CLUB “FAMILY BINGO NIGHT” SATURDAY 26TH APRIL

 
   
 
   

 NATWEST CRICKET FORCE 2014

 
   

Many thanks to members, supporters and the staff of NatWest Bank Thirsk & Easingwold branches who contributed to our Ground Force day. Missing from this group photo are Ben & Harry Collinson, Mark Cook and Ken Major. (GHG)

 
   
 DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT CONTACT DETAILS?  
   
Did you receive a copy of our February Newsletter? If not and you want to be kept up to date with everything that’s happening at the club contact the secretary Ken Major on 07887 365321 or km66ny@gmail.com with your name and email address. (GHG)  
   
 SENIOR TEAM LEAGUE FIXTURES 2014  
   

Raceday

 

 

@ Thirsk

 

 

 

@ Hillside

 

 

 

@ Harome

 

 

 

Date

First XI

Second XI

Third XI

Saturday 19/04

NO MATCH

Home v Marton-cum-Gr

Away v Ouseburn III

Saturday 26/04

Home v Osbaldwick

Away v Rainton II

Home v K/Forest III

Saturday 03/05

Home v Hovingham

Away v Ripley III

Home v Arthington II

Saturday 10/05 

Away v Harrogate II

Home v Studley Royal IV

Away v West Tanfield II

Saturday 17/05

Away v Dringhouses

Home v Darley II

Away v N/rth Stainley II

Saturday 24/05        

Home v York III

Away v Pannal IV

Home v Staveley  II

Saturday 31/05       

Away v W/Grange II

Home v Raskelf II

Home v Bedale II

Saturday 07/06       

Home v Duncombe Park

Away v Scotton II

Home v Helperby III

Saturday 14/06       

Away v T/Magnets

Home v Dacre Banks II

Away v Burnt Yates II

Saturday 21/06       

Home v Sheriff Hutton

Away v Hampthswaite III

Home v Birstwith III

Saturday 28/06       

Away v Ripon

Home v Newton-le-Willows

Away v B/Leonard III

Saturday 05/07       

Home v Pocklington

NO MATCH

NO MATCH

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

NO MATCH

NO MATCH

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  

NO MATCH

Away v Marton-cum-Gr

Home v Ouseburn II

 
   
 THIRSK CRICKET CLUB SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2014  
   

Thirsk Cricket Club is a long established club with three senior teams and a thriving junior section that contains a number of outstanding young prospects.

As you can imagine, there are significant expenses in running a club of our size and without financial support, we would quite simply not be able to function.

This is your opportunity to give your support to the club and become a match ball sponsor for the 2014 season.

For the small cost of £30 (inclusive of VAT) this package would include:  

Acknowledgement as a sponsor on the Thirsk Cricket Club website
A link to your company website from the Thirsk Cricket Club website
Your company name on the match ball sponsors’ board at our ground on Newsham Road
Your Name on our 24” HD TV Screen in the clubhouse throughout the month your ball is used.
Retweets to our 1400+ followers on Twitter
An invitation to come along and partake in one of our excellent cricket teas during the 2014 season
Further acknowledgement of your support in an club advert in the Thirsk Weekly News

On average our website, www.thirskcricket.co.uk receives more than 10,000 hits per year – we have had more than 170,000 hits since launching the site in 2000.  Therefore, by sponsoring a match ball, your business would gain vital exposure.

Thirsk CC is a club with a very proud heritage; and in 1911 became one of the founder members of the York and District Cricket League a league our first eleven still play in today.

After a number of difficult years all three of our Saturday teams enjoyed a much better time in 2013 and if they had started their seasons as they finished them we may well have been celebrating a triple promotion campaign.  As it was the 3rd team containing several of our highly promising youngsters along with one or two experienced older members won promotion from Division 9 of the Nidderdale & District League.

On the junior front the U13’s finished as runners up in the league play-off final as well as winning the league cup following two extremely close games against Bedale. Both Sian England and Ben Collinson represented Yorkshire at U15s & U10s level respectively and performed very impressively whilst doing so.  The emergence of many talented local youngsters continues at all age levels.

In sponsoring Thirsk CC, you will be offering financial assistance to one of the oldest cricket clubs in the region.  Also, your business will be contributing to the ongoing success of a cricket club that takes real pride in the sports development of our young people.

Finally, if you feel you can donate or help the club in any other way, please feel free to contact me on 01845 526201 or 07979 157243.  

Many thanks in anticipation. (Sam Spence - Ladies Committee)

 
   
 MCC LAW CHANGES FOR 2014  
   

The most noteworthy changes are as follows:

A new No ball Law (24.6) making it a No ball if the bowler breaks the wicket during his delivery stride. (See Law 24)

A batsman with a runner is now protected if he is ‘stumped’ off a No ball. Previously, he would have been out run out. (See Law 2.8)

The moment at which a batsman can be out Handled the ball has been limited to when he is playing the ball or its immediate aftermath, i.e. when defending his wicket. Consequently, only the striker can be out this way. Any subsequent handling by either batsman will be subject to Obstructing the field. (See Laws 33 and 37)

Hit the ball twice – it is no longer possible to score any runs after making a lawful second strike (in defence of his wicket). Previously, runs could be taken after a lawful second strike only after an overthrow had occurred, but this option of run scoring has been removed completely. (See Law 34)

Practice on the field – players are now allowed to bowl a ball to a fielder as a loosener, even if it bounces on the ground, as long as it does not waste time or is not being done to damage the ball. (See Law 17) (PJR)

 
 
 THIRSK CC SPRING NEWSLETTER 2014  
   
Can be found by clicking here.  
   
 THIRSK CC SUBSCRIPTIONS 2014  
   
If your 2014 subscriptions are paid on or before the 31st May 2014, they have been held at 2013 prices for membership:

Full Members (18+) - £50
Full Members (18 in full time education) - £30
Full Members (18 + unemployed for previous 10 weeks) - £30
Intermediate Members (16 – 17 years in full time employment) - £30
Intermediate Members (16 – 17 years in full time education) - £25
Junior members - £20
Social members - £10

From June 1st 2014 the subs become:

Full Members (18+) - £60
Full Members (18 in full time education) - £35
Full Members (18 + unemployed for previous 10 weeks) - £35
Intermediate Members (16 – 17 years in full time employment) - £35
Intermediate Members (16 – 17 years in full time education) - £30
Junior members - £25
Social members - £10

 
   
 THIRSK CC SATURDAY MATCH FEES 2014  
   
1st XI Match Fees £6.00 for all members.

2nd XI Match Fees £5.50 for adults, £4.50 for U18s.

3rd XI Match Fees £5.50 for adults, £4.50 for U18s.  
 
   
 THIRSK CC JUNIOR CRICKET 2014  
   

Thirsk Cricket Club looks forward to welcoming all old and any new junior cricketers for the 2014 season.  If you require any further information about the club, please contact the following:

Juniors Under 15s
(School years 9 & 10) 
Ian Pope 07870 648577
ianpope@severs.fsnet.co.uk
Juniors Under 13s
(School years 7 & 8)
Neil Collinson 07973 478448
neil@dalesofthirsk.co.uk 

Juniors Under 11s
(School years 5 & 6)               

Barry Petty 07887 946211
barry-petty2308@hotmail.co.uk
Juniors Under 9s
(School years 3 & 4)
TBA (Info - 07899 817917)
george.gifford@hotmail.co.uk
Juniors Under 7s
(School years 1 & 2)
TBA (Info - 07899 817917)
george.gifford@hotmail.co.uk

Outdoor Practice Sessions & Nets 2014

Junior training sessions will be held on the following evenings:

Under 15s – Sunday 4.30 till 6.30pm starting from Sunday 13th April.

Under 13s – Monday 6.00 till 8.00pm starting from Monday 1
4th April.

Under 11s – Thursday 6.
30 till 8.00pm starting from Thursday 17th April.

Under 9s – Monday 7.00 till 8.00pm starting from Monday 1
4th April.

Under 7s – Monday 6.00 till 700pm starting from Monday 1
4th April.

 
   

last update: 25/02/2014