Shelley A vs Shepley A - Premiership

Shepley B vs Elland B - Premiership 2

Moorlands A vs Shepley A - Premiership

Shepley B vs Cawthorne B - Premiership 2


A date or dates for your diary. On the Saturday & Sunday afternoons & evenings, an array of real ales etc will be available for your enjoyment together with live music on both days & food will be available for puchase. Please watch this space for more information nearer the time, but anyone prepared to sponsor a barrel of beer (£90), please be good enough to contact a Committee member – proceeds from the event will go to support the new clubhouse building project.


The above event will commence at approx 11am on August Bank Holiday, Monday 31st August. Any pub or works team that would like to enter, please contact Richard Haigh. Entries will be received on a first come, first served basis.


Moving on from last month’s magazine, the first team hosted the fixture with Kirkburton on 18th July. The game was reduced to a 44 over contest & the visitors, batting first, posted a very respectable total of 245-7 in their allotted overs, captain Danny Glover producing the best bowling return of 3-76. Opener Tom Denton held things together for the Shepley reply scoring an excellent 70 & his partnership with Amar Rashid, 84 set up an exciting & close finish. Shepley scraped to victory by 4 wickets, thanks to an unbeaten partnership between Oliver Davidson 24 & Robert Boot for an enterprising 29. Our 2nd team trvelled to Barkisland & the home team posted a formidable total of 317-9, helped by a splendid 147 from Ben Westbrook, Mark Floyd bowling well for 4-52. In reply, despite a good knock from Tom Greaves 52 & 39 from opener Rob Denton, Shepley fell well short of the target, being dismissed for 203.

The following Saturday, the 2nd X1 were at home to Skelmanthorpe & the men from Marsh Lane batted first & posted a score of 189-9. Despite wickets falling at frequent intervals, opener Stuart Greaves scored a valuable 43, but the Shepley score was then reliant upon a typically forceful knock of 89 from Mark Floyd. Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain when Skelmanthorpe went on to record a comfortable 7 wicket victory. The 1st X1 travelled to Golcar & dismissed the home team for 144, spinner Oliver Davidson taking 4-26. Thanks to an impressive 75 from opener Dan Wood, Shepley were always in control & secured a 6 wicket victory.

The first weekend of August saw all first team fixtures in the Premiership washed out by heavy rain, not one game even managing to start. The second team fixture at Hoylandswaine saw Shepley bat, albeit, for 5.3 overs only, before the weather got the upper hand.

On 8th August, cricket was played in sunshine & in the 2nd team game v Slaithwaite at Shepley, the visitors scored a commendable 303 despite having only 9 men. The Slaithwaite captain Chris Payne, led by example, scoring a superb 171 despite good bowling by Mark Floyd & Ali Reza who took 3 wickets each. The Shepley reply was positive however & Chris James & Rob Denton gave the home team a solid platform before no 3 Huw Ellis posted another valuable century, 113, to set up victory prospects. Stuart Greaves 60 & Jamie Dearnley 22 held things together in an unbeaten partnership for the 6th wicket to secure a massively important victory in our fight to avoid relegation. Commiserations to Chris Payne for ending up with defeat after his superb knock. The first team went to Broad Oak & thanks to Christian Smith 62 & a superb unbeaten 69 from Gary Bradley, Shepley scored 214 all out. Despite 3 wickets apiece for Danny Glover & Nasir Jamal, the home team secured a 3 wicket victory with 2 balls remaining in what was an exciting & close finish.


Following on from last month’s report, the 2nd X1 hosted Broad Oak on 13th June & in a match restricted to 30 overs, Shepley posted a score of 134-7, main contributors being Huw Ellis 40 ,captain Dom Lynn 36 not out. Unfortunately, the visitors knocked off the runs easily to record a 7 wicket victory. Meanwhile, the 1st X1 visited the formidable Hoylandswaine & scored 198 all out, Amar Rashid 51 & Christian Smith 47. Swaine knocked the runs off for the loss of 5 wickets to complete a disappointing weekend for Shepley.

The following week, near neighbours Shelley were the visitors for a first team game & fine bowling from Nasir Jamal, 5-39, saw Shelley dismissed for 126. On a difficult wicket, Shepley struggled in reply but sneaked over the line for the loss of 8 wickets, Dan Wood 35 top scoring. The 2nd team travelled to Elland who scored 246-8, Chris James 3-38. The total was always out of reach & despite a fine 73 from Huw Ellis, we were all out for 142 to record a heavy defeat.

On the weekend of 27th/28th June, both teams were involved in double headers. The first team went to Slaithwaite on the Saturday, scoring a paltry 114 all out, Christian Smith 42. Excellent bowling by Danny Glover 4-23 & Nasir Jamal 3-24 saw the home side dismissed for 104 to record a narrow 10 run victory. The following day, league leaders Scholes were the visitors & they posted a very respectable score of 233-9, Shahzada Khan 4-52. A very poor batting performance saw Shepley dismissed for 107 for an easy win for neighbours Scholes who are enjoying an excellent season. Meanwhile, the 2nd X1 hosted a Saturday derby against Shelley, both teams needing points in the battle against relegation. Dom Lynn 41 & Huw Ellis 36 again showed consistency with the bat, but the total of 182-9 was not sufficient to stop the visitors recording an important win by 4 wickets. The following day, Scholes thrashed the men from Marsh Lane, Shepley being dismissed for a meagre 37.

On Saturday 4th July, both teams had fixtures against Honley & despite Dom Lynn scoring 41, Shepley were again dismissed cheaply, Honley racing to a 9 wicket victory. The 1st team fared rather better however, restricting Honley to 197-9, despite a century from their captain Simon Kelly. Pace bowler Shahzada Khan had excellent figures of 6-62 & thanks to a fine partnership between Dan Wood 72 & Tom Denton 46, Shepley were able to record a narrow 2 wicket win.

On 11th July, the 2nd team entertained Kirkburton who scored 260-7 in their allotted overs. Given our performance with the bat in the two preceding games, confidence must have been low for the Shepley reply, but, an outstanding unbeaten 106 from in form Huw Ellis & an excellent 77 from the consistent Dom Lynn saw us home for an impressive & massively important win by 4 wickets. The first team travelled to Delph & dismissed the home team for 184, Shahzada Khan & Nasir Jamal claiming 3 wickets apiece. Yet another brittle batting performance followed & Shepley were dismissed for 90 to complete a decisive victory for Delph.


It is with deep regret that the club must announce the very sad & unexpected death of Gerald towards the end of last week. Gerald was involved as a committee member for many years & when he “retired” from that role, he continued to help the committee in various fund raising exercises. Gerald, who became a life member of the club, was a keen supporter of cricket & he was highly regarded by players, past & present, by everyone associated with the Shepley committee & by all our other many supporters. Gerald was a lovely man & will be much missed by everyone at the cricket club.


Following on from last month’s report, the first team visited Barkisland on 16th May & dismissed the home team for 107, Shahzada Khan leading the way with 4-39, being well supported by Nasir Jamal, 3-26. Nasir at one time bowled 7 consecutive maidens & had the impressive figures of 3-0. On a difficult wicket, Shepley scored the winning runs for a 4 wicket victory. Meanwhile, the 2nd X1 were at home to highflying Hoylandswaine & thanks to a fine knock of 58 from Mark Floyd & an unbeaten 33 from captain Dominic Lynn, we reached a very respectable 197-5. The visitors reached the target for the loss of 6 wickets, but Shepley gained a valuable bonus point. On the Sunday, the 1st X1 were at home in the Sykes Cup to Championship side Meltham who were dismissed for 137, Amar Rashid 3-30, but a woeful batting performance then followed, with the exception of a battling knock from captain Danny Glover, 31 not out, Shepley being dismissed for 69. Without taking anything away from an excellent performance by the visitors, this really was too bad to be true from our batsmen.

The following Saturday, the 1st X1 had an opportunity to remedy things with a home game versus Broad Oak. Shepley batted first & amassed an impressive total of 270-6, Tom Denton leading the way with 67, Oliver Davidson 61 not out, Christian Smith 54 & Amar Rashid 37. The visitors were then dismissed for 143, Nasir Jamal 4-19 & Danny Glover 3-27, to keep our league challenge on track. On the Bank Holiday Monday, over 500 runs were scored at the first team game at Marsh Lane, with Shepley taking the spoils in an excellent close game with Moorlands. Tom Denton maintained his good form with 83, Danny Glover 59 & an unbeaten 57 from Christian Smith & then 4 wickets for 56 from Oliver Davidson being the major contributions. Over the same weekend, the second team visited Slaithwaite & then Cawthorne. Despite a good start on the Saturday, Jamie Dearnley 42 & Mark Floyd 41, we were all out for 165, Slaithwaite were the victors for the loss of 5 wickets, Rob Denton 3-19. On the Monday, the lads recorded a much needed victory by dismissing Cawthorne for 98, Mark Floyd 3-33, Josh Ardron 3-21 & Ian Walker 2-22 & runs from all the early order saw Shepley home for a decisive 7 wicket win.

On 30th May, the first team went to local rivals Skelmanthorpe & batted first amassing a very respectable total of 233-9, in-form Kiwi Christian Smith leading the way with 76 & being well supported by Danny Glover 51 & Amar Rashid 38. Impressive bowling by Danny Glover, 5-28, then saw the home team dismissed for 162 to complete a Shepley victory. The 2nd X1 had a day to forget, batting first on a difficult wicket against Delph, we were dismissed for a paltry 62, despite a battling knock of 35 not out from the evergreen Stuart Greaves. In reply, Mark Floyd took 3-14, but the visitors recorded a comfortable 6 wicket victory. The following day, Shepley hosted a Heavy Woollen Cup game against current league champions Hoylandswaine. Heavy rain through the night put the fixture very much in doubt, but eventually it was agreed to play a 20 over game. Shepley batted first & posted a total of just over 6 runs per over & following a solid start to their innings, Swaine were always in the driving seat to record their win.

On 6th June, the first team batted first against Elland & scored 192-9 in their allotted overs, Tom Denton 57. The visitors were dismissed for 107 to leave Shepley in 3rd place in the league standings. The second team went to Golcar & scored a fine 241-8, thanks mainly to a superb unbeaten 117 for local lad Huw Ellis (a good way to greet his newly arrived son Isaac – congratulations to Tahnee & Huw). Unfortunately, Golcar spoiled the party by chasing down our total to record a 4 wicket win, but Shepley came away with a valuable bonus point.


After we all try to recover from a very busy weekend in Shepley with the annual folk festival, can the committee thank all our members & friends who worked tirelessly, alongside the committee members, to ensure, as best as possible, that the event was successful from a cricket club perspective as well as for the village as a whole. Without all your help, the cricket club simply could not have managed, our sincere thanks are offered.


The first team started their league programme with a visit to Honley on 18th April. On a wicket that was always going to favour the bowlers, the home side were limited to 138-9, new recruit Nasir Jamal making an impressive debut with 4-33, being well supported by the leg spin of Amar Rashid, 3-31. In the Shepley reply, the men from Marsh Lane found it equally difficult to score & a solid knock of 37 by Gary Bradley proved to be our top individual score. He received good support from our overseas player Christian Smith, 30, but agonisingly, Shepley fell 5 runs short of the Honley score when we were dismissed for 133. The following day, the first round of the Heavy Woollen Cup took place at Shepley, Ossett of the Central Yorkshire League being the visitors. Shepley batted first & amassed a healthy total of 293-7, Amar Rashid excelled with a superb 161 not out & he received good support from captain Danny Glover with an unbeaten 54. In reply, Ossett were dismissed for 219, Nasir Jamal 4-40 & Oliver Davidson 4-52 doing the bulk of the damage.

The second weekend was a League double header & on the Saturday in a restricted 35 over game due to the inclement weather, Shepley posted a score of 175-6 at Marsh Lane against Delph & Dobcross. After losing a number of early wickets cheaply, Shepley were indebted to Oliver Davidson for a swashbuckling innings of 65, he being well supported by Amar Rashid 31 & Danny Glover 32 not out. When rain intervened to curtail the day’s play, Delph had scored 107-3 in 25 overs in reply. It took a little while for the new rules relating to rain-affected matches to be considered & calculated, the outcome being a victory for Shepley, which might have been a trifle harsh on our visitors. On the Sunday, Shepley travelled to nearby Scholes & on a difficult wicket, we were dismissed for a disappointing 135, Gary Bradley top scoring with 36, Christian Smith & Danny Glover each chipping in with 26. Excellent bowling by Danny Glover 5-48, Nasir Jamal 2-15 & Shahzada Khan 2-18 nearly dragged the game back for Shepley, but the home side sneaked over the line to record a one wicket success & to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

On 2nd May, the 1st X1 went to Kirkburton & were reduced to a paltry 22-4 when the rain came & washed out the game & the remainder of the League programme. On the Sunday, we embarked on the first round of the Sykes cup at home to Thongsbridge. In a game spread over 2 days, due to the adverse weather, Shepley amassed a score of 206, Oliver Davidson top scoring with 38 & then dismissed the visitors for 76, Amar Rashid wrapping things up with an impressive 3-2.

On 9th May, Shepley 1st X1 hosted Golcar in a 40 over contest. The visitors were restricted to 159-9 thanks to excellent bowling once again by Nasir Jamal, 5-23 in his 12 overs. Shepley knocked the runs off for the loss of 3 wickets, Christian Smith 43 not out, Tom Denton 37, Amar Rashid 41 & Dan Wood 27 all contributing.

So far the 2nd X1 haven’t fared as well. They lost first round Cup games in both the Crowther Cup & Paddock Shield competitions & they are still seeking their first league success. There have been a number of encouraging signs however & we hope to see the lads turn the corner shortly when selection issues become less of a problem


Having lost the toss and been asked to bat first at Skelmanthorpe, Shepley struggled to 44 all out from 18 overs with only 3 batters troubling the scorer. Not surprisingly there were few positives to report but the one obvious one was Nick Lane carrying his bat and in doing so beating "extra’s" to top scorers spot and surpassed last week’s total of only 35. Skelmanthorpe reached their target after 8.4 overs with Jake Lynn’s 2 for 12 being the only bright spot.

Although Shepley were well beaten by a good team, the number of very basic errors made both with bat and ball are very worrying but the lack of desire and commitment shown by several individuals is perhaps of most concern. Having batted first twice this year and scored 35 and 44 with “extras” and N. Lane accounting for 58 of the 79 runs we clearly have to improve as individuals and a team if we are to compete at this level this year !

See you all for training on Friday! Click here for the scorecard


The first eleven has been boosted by the signing of Shahzada Khan who will share the pace attack with captain Danny Glover & Nasir Jamal. Shahzada played his cricket in the Nottingham Premier Division before joining Shepley


The Junior Committee AGM will be held on Friday 8th May at 18:30 in the clubhouse all members are welcome to attend. Any questions that you wish to table should be emailed in advance to by no later than 1st May

U15 Team for Upperthong B away

Jake Lynn (captain)
James Netherwood (vice captain)
Sam Sykes
Lewis Jones
Nick Lane
John Lockwood
Asa Green
Toby Jones
James Coneron
Jaye Bradbury
Tommy Bradbury
12th man Leo Berry


Another day another signing to announce, this time for the second team squad who have added swing bowler Will Trotter from Clayton West


The first team squad has been boosted by the recent signing of pace bowler Nasir Jamal. Nasir joins us from Aire Wharfe team Guiseley where he won the league bowling averages last season. The second team squad is also boosted by the signing of all rounder Raayan Azeem with another signing to follow shortly


Signing on night for all junior ages groups is this Friday (6th March) at Shepley library from 6pm. It would make things a lot easier if anybody who wishes to sign on prints off and fills in the form to bring with them.

Click here to download the form


Congratulations to Shepley sponsors Paxman who have just been awarded funding of over £470,000 to help them take their revolutionary cooling cap to the US market. Designed to help prevent hair loss in chemotherapy patients, the device is already used in 80% of UK hospitals and is undergoing clinical trials for use in the US


The draw has been completed for the first round of the Heavy Woollen Cup competition. Shepley will entertain Ossett from the Central Yorkshire League at Marsh Lane on Sunday 19th April 2015, the game being scheduled to commence at 1pm.

In the Crowther cup Competition, the draw is reversed & Shepley’s 2nd X1 will travel to Ossett, also on 19th April.


For the coming season, the Club is pleased to welcome Australian Christian Smith who has represented Western Australia at under 23, 19 &17 age groups. Christian comes from the Wanneroo club in Perth, where captain Danny Glover played a few years ago & will take over wicket-keeping duties & will bat in the top order. Christian, aged 21, represents his club in Perth at 1st grade level & we hope & believe that he will enjoy his time at Shepley & hopefully assist his colleagues in maintaining the high standards that have been set at the Club in recent seasons.

Finally, we welcome a young man from the Auckland area of New Zealand who is effectively returning home. Robert Boot, 19yo, was born & brought up in Shepley until the family emigrated to NZ some years ago. Robert, mid order batsman & off spinner, is taking time out from his studies at University to return “home” for the 2015 season.

Turning to the second eleven, the club is pleased to confirm that local player, Dominic Lynn, has agreed to take over captaincy duties, with Jamie Dearnley taking on the role of his vice captain. We wish them both well for the coming season


The above will be held in the tearoom at Shepley CC at 11am on Sunday 18th January 2015. Any person wishing to stand for any office or as a committee member, please notify Secretary Brian wells in advance of this date

All members of the club are very welcome to attend at this event


David Hall
72 The Knowle. Shepley,
(01484) 607895
(07803) 712323

Brian Wells
123 Marsh Lane, Shepley,
(07974) 877704


Beth Rae
(01484) 604284
(07798) 612958


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