WELCOME TO SHEPLEY CRICKET CLUB
The club, which is situated down a private drive running north from Marsh Lane, is open on match days from 12, (Saturdays and most Sundays) as well as Friday evenings during the season for Junior training. Junior fixtures take place on Monday & Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings.
Come along when we're open and introduce yourself at the bar, you'll be sure of a friendly welcome.
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12th Sept 2023
Cricket Club/Village Bonfire and Firework Display - 5th November 2023
The above annual event will take place on Sunday the 5th, the gates will be open from 5:30 onwards, the bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm and the firework display will commence at 7pm or shortly thereafter.
Wristband tickets will be available for purchase from Shepley Co-Op from early October onwards and, as in previous years, you can save a little in entrance costs and save a lot of time in queueing by purchasing your wristbands in advance of the day itself.
Whilst costs incurred in staging the event increase each year, the entrance costs will remain at the 2022 level, namely :-
Adult tickets £5 or £6 on the night
Children under 5 years, free entry
Children aged 5 to 16, £3 or £4 on the night
As usual, bar facilities and hot food facilities will be available
To comply with Health & Safety requirements we must ask that you please do not bring your own fireworks or sparklers to this event. Parking within the confines of the cricket ground itself can only be offered to persons requiring disabled access and all such vehicles must arrive please from 5:30 onwards and before 6pm. Persons parking in Marsh Lane itself should please show courtesy to residents of Marsh Lane and exercise care to ensure the road is not blocked out of courtesy to other road users.
12th September 2023
Shepley Cricket Club- Senior end of season report
The season came to a close on 9th September and as far as the first team were concerned, a final league position of 9th was viewed as being somewhat disappointing even though we were never in any real danger of being drawn into a battle to avoid relegation. Cricket chairman Danny Glover and captain Max Joice are already giving consideration to a number of new signings to bolster the side’s standing for 2024, this in part being due to the retirement of long serving opening batsman Dan Wood and opening bowler Craig Glover who had been in his second stint at the club. Both these players will be sorely missed and the club wishes them both well and hopes to see them both frequently in support of their former colleagues.
Mention should be made of the excellent season enjoyed by opening batsman George Booth who scored close to 600 runs in his first season of opening the batting for the first team. At 19 years of age he performed at a level far greater than his years might have expected and we wish him continued success over the coming years. Local lad Josh Hoyle continues to demonstrate great potential with his spin bowling crediting him with 22 wickets for the season.
We were pleased to welcome pace bowler Jack Mulhall at the start of the season and all rounder Tom Sanders towards the end of the season and we feel that both of them will prove to be good assets over the coming seasons. Mention should also be made of opening bowler Danny Glover for his excellent haul of 37 wickets for the season.
Our second eleven finished the season very strongly to move up to 8th position in the Alliance 2 and we had so many outstanding performances by so many of our junior cricketers (too many to name) throughout the entire campaign to give us a great platform for the coming seasons. Our juniors playing senior cricket will be the first to offer their thanks to their senior colleagues for the help and encouragement that they received as they make their mark at a senior level. Thanks also to Shepley’s Jack Dyson for his captaincy role which came his way following a number of injuries sustained by Phil Marsh in the early part of the season.
Mention should also be made of our Sunday team, who did extremely well in finishing fourth in the table. The concept of the Sunday league is very rewarding in helping our juniors to gain great experience as they strive for even greater opportunities at a senior level.
9th May 2023
Huddersfield Cricket League U21 X1 v MCC
We are delighted to confirm that the above fixture will take place at Shepley on 9th August. Play will commence at 1130am and finish in the early evening. Throughout the day, hot and cold drinks will be available, lunch and afternoon tea also being available for players, officials and spectators.
More information will follow nearer the time, but definitely a date for your diaries.
4th May 2023
EARLY SEASON REPORT
Being three weekends into the season, we would normally have quite a few matches to report upon on behalf of our senior teams.
Last season, we didn’t lose a single fixture to the weather, but so far, we unfortunately have hit the other end of the spectrum. Fixtures taking place on 15th April (first Saturday of the season) were all cancelled by the League due to adverse weather hindering wicket and ground preparation and these fixtures are rescheduled to be played on Sunday 14th May. The Heavy Woollen fixture on 16th April also didn’t take place.
The following weekend saw the Saturday first team fixture at Moorlands wiped out by the weather although our 2nd team were able to play against Moorlands in the reverse fixture. The visitors won by 3 wickets, but mention should be made of a knock of 47 by Nigel Hoyle in our total of 125 followed by an excellent bowling performance by Noah Wood with the excellent return of 2 for 9 in his allotted 9 overs. A hastily arranged friendly game against Sandal at Marsh Lane on the Sunday saw Sandal progress to the first round proper.
On Saturday 29th April, our first team lost narrowly by 2 runs against Broad Oak in a rain affected game involving the vagaries of the Duckworth Lewis system whilst our second team succumbed to defeat at Hall Bower by 79 runs, many of our promising juniors performing well with the ball and Duncan Richards and Nigel Hoyle being our joint top scorers with 35 runs apiece.
The following day saw our two senior sides progress to round two of the Sykes Cup and Paddock Shield competitions. The first team beat Denby by 63 runs with 4 wickets for Oliver Davidson and a superb unbeaten 110 from Max Joyce with support from captain Danny Glover with 51. In the Paddock Shield game at Thongsbridge, both teams fielded many of their junior players. Captain Phil Marsh top scored for Shepley with 51 and three of our very promising juniors, Teddy Hartley, Jake Jaggar and James Goldthorpe had excellent figures in taking 7 wickets between them with Nigel Hoyle chipping in with 2 wickets also.