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Club Member Letter 2015

The Tour de Yorkshire administration have failed to assist the Aire-Wharfe League in the timing for the event on 30th April. The Management Committee have decided in consultation with all Clubs, that a number of Clubs, players and officials may have difficulty in travel in certain areas of the League – ALL 1st & 2nd XI MATCHES FROM 30th APRIL 2016 WILL BE MOVED TO SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Indoor Winter Nets will be held at Ermysted’s Grammar School, starting from 8:30pm – 9:30pm commencing Monday 14th March 2015 for 4 weeks. Junior nets will be on the same evenings, but from 7:30pm until 8:30pm. £3 per session.

Dates for your diary:

    • SCC CLUB DINNERSaturday 19th March 2016 – The annual club dinner will include a 3 course meal, prize giving and some stupendous speeches!! It will commence at 7.00pm for 7.30pm and will be held once again at the clubhouse. The cost is the same as last year £20 per person, but as numbers are limited to 80 you may wish to book you places by emailing julian.higginsonsteeton.cc with your menu choices ASAP.
    • CRICKETFORCE 2016 – 2nd & 3rd April 2016
    • JUNIOR REGISTRATION for the 2016 season will take place at 7pm on the following dates:-
      1. Friday 15th April
      2. Friday 22nd April (combined with first outdoor nets & appeal for parental volunteers)

Our 2nd XI have won the Birtwhistle Cup Final with a comfortable 7-wicket victory against Guiseley at Horsforth Hall Park on Sunday 16th August. Steeton have reached the final on 6 occasions – the previous times being 2012, 2009, 2006, 2004 & 1996, but this is the first time we have lifted the cup.

Cricket Club Accounts for the Year Ending 30th September 2015

Our 3rd XI won through to the Chappell Cup Final but lost he final against Burley-in-Wharfedale at Green Lane on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. Steeton have now reached the final on 3 occasions in 2015, 2006 & 2004, but have never lifted the cup.

Our 2015 overseas player Max Tomkinson transfered mid-season to Tickhill Cricket Club in the South Yorkshire Cricket league. The Club has decided to not seek an overseas player for the 2016 season.

I am sad to report that Ray Bolton passed away last Thursday 15th January 2015. Ray played for many years at Steeton as a wicket-keeper / batsman. He won the 1st XI league wicket keeping prize in 1969, the 2nd XI league wicket keeping prize in 1983 & the league batting prize in 1984, as well as a number of club prizes. The other clubs Ray played at were East Morton, Riddlesden & Skipton.

The Club had its 2nd Panto – ”Jack and his Beanstalk” – on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November 2013

The Club’s annual bonfire extravaganza was on Guy Fawkes Night 5th November at 6:30pm followed by Firework Display.

Club president Tom Barritt sadly passed away on 13th April 2013 aged 88. Tom had been Club president since 1998, having previously been both Club Treasurer (1950-1957) & Club Chairman (1989-1993). Prior to this Tom was a player for the Club, and had been one of the Club”s most ardent supporters and the new pavilion had been recently named in his honour. Tom was also one of the three Trustees of the Club. He was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed.

The official opening of the new Tom Barritt pavilion was on 28th April 2013 – our 1st XI lost to Hanging Heaton CC in a knock-out cup match on the day.

Steeton Ladies have entered the Yorkshire Tea’s competition. Please can anyone who has experienced our teas post/send messages of your thoughts regarding our teas by this Thursday.

Quiz Night was on the 16th March 7.30pm start. £10 per person to include half a bottle of wine and supper. Winners of each round and overall quiz to receive prizes!! Please contact John Akrigg or Julian Higginson to book

The Club’s Annual dinner was once again at Steeton Hall on Saturday 2nd February 2013. Thanks to Mick Hardwick for again organising, along with John Pollard.

Steeton ‘Players’ Adult Pantomime of Beauty and her Beasties was a very enjoyable evening on Saturday 8th December 2012. Many thanks to all the cast and helpers, but especially to Julian Higginson for organising such a memorable event.

The next General Committee Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 8pm.

The Club’s AGM was on Wednesday 14th November 2012 – Minutes

The main Indoor Winter Nets are booked for next year at Ermysted’s Grammar School sports hall – Juniors 7-8pm & Seniors including u17s 8-9pm – First Practice session Monday 4th February 2013 and for 10 sessions thereafter finishing on the Monday 15th April 2013 – Costs to be sorted later but they will be around the same as last year at: Juniors £30 for the 10 sessions, including coaching; and Seniors £2.00 per session…no coaching.

Hope to see as many as possible

Owen Bridge & Thomas MeakinSteeton Under -11s were again successful in winning UAJCA League Awards for the 2012 Season, which were presented at the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton on 12th October by James Wainman of Yorkshire CCC.Thomas Meakin won the 2012 Batting Award with an average of 142 runs for the season; and Owen Bridge won the 2012 Fielding Award with 7 points.Thomas also won the 2012 Lord”s Taverners Merit Award for the league representative cricket tournament.

Adil Modak too had a great season with both bat & ball, finishing runner up in the Player of the Year award.

The post-season tidy-up & ground work was Saturday 29th September. Many thanks to all those who turned up at the Club to help.

Clubman Howard Tennant was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the start of the season. Unfortunately early on the morning of 21st July 2012, he lost his battle. Commiserations to Tina, Hayden, Ruth and Jess. Howard was a wonderful man, who will be greatly missed

Sport For All - Lottery Funded LogoSteeton CC are pleased to announce the awarding of a £8,000 grant from Awards for All, which is part of the Big Lottery Fund. The grant will contribute towards the cost of replacing the club’s septic tank, which will hopefully be the first of a number of developments taking place at the club.

The Cricket Club Dinner was held on 25th February 2012 at Steeton Hall – Thanks to Mick Hardwick once again for organising the event and John Pollard & John Akrigg on the night. The food was all great, the speeches only slightly too long, and the DJ was excellent. The junior clubman of the year was announced as Daniel Austick, and the Chairman awarded the Rosebowl to Julian Higginson. A good night was had by all!

The CricketForce 2012 tidy up will be held on Saturday 31st March from 10am onwards – all players are requested to attend at sometime during the day Also on 31st March the Junior Registration Day from 1pm onwards – including first outside practice weather permitting … hopefully parents will lend a hand to get ready for the coming season

Pre-season get-together, quiz, wine & cheese night. Saturday 24th March starting 7pm – 7:30pm. Please contact Dessie 0777 9998506 or email johnoldfieldgroup.co.uk to reserve a seat or table £10 per person, includes a bottle of wine between two, cheese and light supper

Steeton CC veterans won their friendly match on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 against Marshall Hatchick Two Counties – an aging touring side from Essex and Suffolk.

New Year’s Eve Party Saturday 31st December – Tickets Available from Dessie or Julian or on the Night – Telephone 0777 9998506 (Dessie) or 07906 555590 (Julian) – £5 per Adult Kids Free – Disco & Party Games – Jacob’s Joint Supper (That means bring a bit of something Billy!) – Members friends and family all welcome

The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association awards were again presented at the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton in October 2011.

Steeton CC Juniors were well represented, winning in 3 age groups:

    • Under 9s. William Luxton won the 2011 Season League Batting Award.
    • Under 11s. Thomas Meakin won the 2011 Season League Fielding Award and was runner-up for the Cricketer of the Year Award – topping the Division One stats.
    • Under 13s. Dominic Meehan won the 2011 Season League Bowling Award.
    • Ceri Holland won the 2011 Girl Cricketer of the Year Award

Junior Halloween Party was held on Saturday 29th October with Supper & Halloween Games

Junior Presentation Night was on Friday 9th September Starts 7:30pm – SUPPER ON THE NIGHT

End Of Season Party was on Saturday 10th September with live band From Huddersfield – “THE BAND OF OZ

Under 13sCongratulations to our U13s who have won promotion into the top division, having finished in 2nd place of their division. Special mention for Dominic Meehan who has won the under-13s Brook Taverner Bowling Prize with an average of 4.00 (10 wickets).

Thanks to Hayden Tennant’s company Credit Risk Solutions, who have sponsored the juniors tracksuits

The following forms are relevant to any children playing cricket at Steeton:-

If any junior has not yet completed the Annual Membership Registration Form, then please download, print-off, complete and bring the form to the next training session.

Commiserations to the family of Ian Emmott who sadly passed away in April 2011. Ian was a successful bowler, who in his career took 9-57 for our 2nd XI at Tong Park in 1982. He was also the Club”s Secretary in the early 1980s, before becoming an excellent & popular umpire in the Airedale-Wharfedale League. When Ian retired from umpiring he was a frequent spectator at Summerhill Lane. He will be greatly missed.A record 239 people visited this web-site on 17th April 2011 beating the previous best of 206 set on 19th May 2008.If you were unable to attend the Ladies Meeting on 25th March to organise the cricket teas, could you please contact Julie Wilson with the dates you are available to do teas on 0797 6056582 or mjjbwilsonvirginmedia.com.Steeton CC Annual Club dinner was held at Steeton Hall on Saturday 5th March, once again many thanks to Mick Hardwick & John Pollard for organising the event. The food was excellent, and I think everyone had a very enjoyable evening.Steeton 1st XI beat Upper Wharfedale in the preliminary round of the Waddilove Cup on 8th May, and so too did our 2nd XI who played Upper Wharfedale in the Birtwhistle Cup at home on the same day. Our 3rd XI lost to Harden away on 1st May in the first round of the Chappell Cup. Our 1st XI marched through to the next round of the Waddilove Cup beating Olicanian by 101 runs: Shane McNamara scored 104 runs. Our 2nd XI played their Birtwhistle Cup match at Olicanian when they progressed to the next round with a comfortable 9 wicket victoryThe new practice nets were formally opened before the Ian Chappell Cup final on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2010. The brief ceremony was at 1.00pm with MP Kris Hopkins doing the honoursSteeton CC CricketForce 2011 weekend was held on 2nd & 3rd April. Thank you to everyone who helped out this year – you are greatly appreciated.Steeton 2nd XI’s record-breaking 2010 season was completed with a complete clean sweep of the league averages: Mick Wilson was won the league batting award, James Emmott was won the league bowling award, Paul Hardwick won the league fielding & Julian Higginson has also won the league wicket-keeping award.The Club staged another Wine & Cheese Evening and Quiz on Saturday 26th March at the pavilion along with a light supper, thanks to John Akrigg & Julian Higginson for all their effortsFor the second year running Steeton CC yesterday hosted the Yorkshire u11s v Cumbria u11s representative junior cricket match. As usual, the groundstaff produced a fine wicket which was greatly appreciated by both sets of coaches and players. Some excellent cricket of a very high standard for the age group was played by both teams, Yorkshire posting 220 for 4 in 40 overs with Cumbria only managing 130 for 6 in reply in the same number of overs As is expected, the club rose to the occasion and the day was a huge success. Yorkshire Cricket expressed a very big thanks to the Club for hosting the event with a special mention to the ladies catering – Molly, Rachel, Alison and Josie – who ensured that the catering provided was of the usual high standard

Steeton U-9s win Malsis Cup

Steeton Cricket Club”s Under9 teams had a great start to the 2010 season by winning the Malsis Festival Cup on Sunday 27th June.

Whilst the majority of the population were awaiting in trepidation England’s World Cup game vs Germany, approximately 600 young cricketers, parents and supporters enjoyed a full day of cricket at Malsis School.

Glorious weather, great facilities and professional organisation resulted in an excellent day’s cricket. As always, the Under-9s section was keenly contested with teams submitted from Steeton, Skipton, Oakworth (2), Earby and Wharfedale cricket clubs. Each team played each other in a round-robin format with Steeton the clear victors with 5 straight wins. Each member of the team, comprising of Thomas Meakin, Waseem Qureshi, Adil Modak, Harris Rowlett, Anish Ghosh, Lucas Watt & Matthew Lister made individual contributions to what was ultimately a great team performance.

Many thanks to the team, their families and coaches for supporting this event.

Opening of the New Pavilion at Summerhill Lane 1951Former Steeton player Harry Doane sadly passed away on 18th September 2010 peacefully at home. Harry was 75 years of age. A young Harry can be found on this old photograph of the official opening of the new pavilion at Summerhill Lane in 1951, which has been kindly sent to us by Kelvin Doane.

School Cricket Festival

Over 40 boys and girls from Silsden’s Hothfield Junior, Cowling Community Primary, Kildwick C.E. Primary and Lothersdale Community Primary schools enjoyed an afternoon of Kwik Cricket at Steeton Cricket Club.

The schools played each other in a ’round-robin’ competition, based on Gordon-Bowers rules and qualified coaches from Steeton CC were on hand to provide skills training. The games provided plenty of runs and all were keenly contested. However by virtue of winning all three of their games, Hothfield proved to be worthy winners with Lothersdale in runners-up position, 2 points behind. Despite Kildwick and Cowling putting together some good scores they couldn’t quite match the technique of the winners. Through a partnership arrangement with South Craven School, the school provided a great deal of support, and the umpiring and scoring was done by Junior Leaders. During the afternoon, players and spectators enjoyed refreshments and fruit provided by the club and although the weather was dull and blustery, the entertainment brightened up the day and the festival gave the youngsters a taste of junior cricket. A big thanks to all the schools for participating, to South Craven for their support and organisation, and to John Akrigg, Keith Meakin and Ron Clough for coaching on the day.

John Akrigg has now surpassed Bryan Tunney to become the highest run scorer in 1st XI cricket at Steeton with 8,250 runs & Gary Boulton has now hit a record 191 sixes in 1st XI cricket at Steeton eclipsing Andrew Smith”s previous record number of 190 sixes. See Batting RecordsThe date of this year’s 5-a-side village fun day was 15th August 2010 – Congratulations to winners HoophartedThank you to everyone who helped on 3rd & 4th April for the CricketForce weekend ~ work-parties cleaned & repaired the pavilion, built a new grass heap & prepared the field for the 2010 season.The 200 Club has been a major fund-raiser for Steeton CC – but at the moment there are many numbers available. If you do not have a number or would like another number and give yourself a chance of winning every month, then please contact Neil WilsonSteeton CC now has a profile on ECB’s Play Cricket website – Click here to visit Steeton CC on Play Cricket.comThe Cricket Club Annual Dinner was held at Keighley Golf Club in Saturday 20th February 2010. Thanks to Mick Hardwick and everyone who helped organise an enjoyable evening. Mick & Julie Wilson were presented with the Chairman’s Rosebowl, and the Players’ Player of the Year was chosen as Paul Hardwick.

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