York Cricket Club is proud to boast one of the strongest junior sections in the county. With over one hundred junior cricketers training and playing competitive matches every week of the junior summer season, the club is a breeding ground for County Club hopefuls and Yorkshire Premier League Champions. The Club has 16 Level 2 Coaches, spearheaded by former International cricketer and ten year Scotland Coach, Jim Love. With some of the finest playing and training facilities to be found anywhere in the North of England, York CC offers the perfect environment for first class and even international cricketers of Tomorrow.
York U.13’s were ‘ crowned ‘ County Champions on Sunday following an outstanding victory by 11 runs in the County Final against Bradford & Bingley played at Hopton Millls Cricket Club, West Yorkshire.
York had progressed to the Final through the District Round, followed by wins against Studley Royal, Ackworth and a Semi Final against Hull Zingari.
Batting first they were rewarded with an outstanding opening partnership for the first wicket between Captain Alex Wood and ‘ keeper Batsman Billy Armitstead – both retiring under the Age Group rules with 30 and 33 respectively.
The momentum was continued by Danny Pye (12), Darsh Johar (16no) together with late order contributions from Freddy Iles, George Burton and Noah Watson to finish with a challenging 122 for 5.
Their Opponents opened carefully, a ‘maiden’ for York from Hugo Nixon and then an early wicket in the second over for Captain Wood gave the York Team encouragement. Thereafter, following a few overs rebuilding wickets began to fall regularly as the Opposition reached their 10 over half break at 55 for 4 – building up for a strong finish.
York,however, maintained their composure despite some bowling challenges as the chase began. Some excellent fielding and catching in particular Jamie Talago, Miles Phillips and Ben Cressey restricted the boundaries.
The ‘ run-rate’ required began to climb and the pressure told on the Batsmen with 2 wickets each for Darsh Johar, Noah Watson and Danny Pye – who completed his 4 over spell bowling a ‘ maiden ‘ 18th over to pile the pressure on the Batsmen.
That left the Opposition requiring 27 off the last 2 overs – 9 runs and a wicket in the 19th
left Hugo Nixon to bowl out under pressure, conceding only 6 runs, bowling their last recognised batsman to ‘ close out ‘ the Match in superb style and give the York CC Team an 11 run victory and the County Title.
The Yorkshire Competition began with over 180 Clubs in the County – the largest of any age group in the Country and York now travel to play the Durham County Winners this Sunday as the look to emulate the 2016 U .13 Team by making their way to the the ECB North of England Finals and hoping to become North of England Champions again.
The Club’s U.13 Lead Coach Mark Burn congratulated the Squad for a superb effort and wonderful contributions from everyone to secure the County Title, whilst looking forward to the challenge of the ECB National Knockout stages.
U13 District League Div 1. Sun 10th June
York A 119-5
York Win by 60 runs
A very young York A team where invited to bat by Heslington and within the first 2 overs had lost both senior openers Ben Cressey and George Burton for 1 apiece. A good stand then took place to steady the ship between Josh Ellis and Jamie Talago before Jamie was bowled for 12. This brought in 10 year old Jack Robinson who showed great maturity with regard to both his scoring shots, running and calling. Together with Josh they added over 70 runs with Josh retiring not out on 30* and Jack retiring not out on 31*.
York’s total was given further momentum by both U11’s Ralf Schofield with10* and Aiden Doeg with 16* in the closing few overs. York reaching 119 for 5 from 20 overs.
Credit due to a hardworking Heslington team who gave 8 outfielders a bowl
The Heslington batters found scoring harder against the York bowlers and wickets were taken by Aiden Doeg with 2 and Louis Toulmin with 1. Keeper Lucas Oxley took 3 good catches. Heslington ending on 59-4 with Matthew Richardson holding their innings together with 27 not out.
Congratulations to the whole Team especially those U.11 Players debuting and covering for absent Squad members.
Congratulations to Billy Armitstead, Elias Smith, Alex Wood and Georgie Flack on their Yorkshire selection.
U15 League Div B Mon 4th June
York B 150-3
Stamford Bridge 75-4
York B were invited to bat on a cold and blustery night and made 150-3 from 20 overs. Main run scorers for York B were Frazer Fennell with a fine 50* coming up in the 11th over with a six and 8 fours – his 2nd fifty of the season and Alex Wood with 42 with 5 fours. They were ably supported by Ivan Basthiankoralage with 18, Danny Pye on 16* and Darsh Johar on 1*. Credit to the Stamford Bridge team who never gave up trying.
In reply SB made 75-4 with wickets for Isaac Allison, Jack Wilson and Danny Pye. Skipper Jack Wilson also having a direct hit run out from cover point. In all York gave a bowl to 8 outfielders. The young York B team have now played three and won three but need to improve on their backing up and throwing
District League Div 2. Sun 3rd June Acomb : 88-5 York B : 90-6 York Win by 4 wickets On an overcast morning the B Team continued with their winning run in Division 2 with a 4 wicket victory after chasing down the visitors- Acomb’s score of 88. The winning runs coming off the last ball of the match.
Batting first Acomb made 88 with Archie Pye retiring on 30*. York gave 9 outfielders a bowl and wickets were taken by Callum Aitken with 1, Oliver Chesters with 1 and Bertie Schofield with 1. York were well served by both captain Josh Ellis and by Billy Urwin who kept for the first time.
In reply York made a blistering start with Henry Budgen and Josh Ellis adding 59 for the first wicket in only 9 overs with Henry retiring on 30* with 5 fours and Josh out for 22. From here the young York team found the going much harder against the Acomb bowling and fielding. York just keeping up with the run rate to give themselves a chance but Acomb kept taking wickets to keep their chances of victory alive. The game entered the last over with York requiring 5 to win, a wicket and a couple of tight singles left 3 needed off the last ball. U11 Oliver Chesters kept his nerve to hit the final ball for 4 to win the game ably supported at the end by Barnaby Roberts.
It was a great game played in good spirit by both sides- with both sets of players learning much from such a close game. Congratulations to the whole Team especially those U.11 Players debuting and covering for absent Squad members.
District League Div 1
SHB : 79 – 6
York A : 82 -3
York Win by 7 wickets
On an overcast morning the A Team continued with their winning run in
Division 1 with a 7 wicket victory after chasing down the Home Teams’ score
That total had been built around two patient scores from Goodwill (27) and Warren (21)
with some tight bowling from the A’s, especially Ben Cressey 3 overs 2 for 6, Noah Watson 4 overs 2 for 11 and a tidy spell from Jack Robinson ( on debut ) of 4 overs 1 for 11. Unfortunately extras totalled 24 which took the shine of an otherwise solid display.
The chase began positively with Cressey and Watson opening, Noah being bowled for 15, after which a positive Danny Pye struck a ‘quick fire’ 23 leaving Ben to see the Team home and strike the winning runs to end with 30 no alongside Capt Darsh Johar 5 no for well deserved victory with 17 balls to spare.
Congratulations to the whole Team especially those U.11 Players debuting and covering for absent Squad members.
The County Cup Tie awaits the A Team – Home to Studley Royal on Friday.
Clifton Alliance CC U.13 B : 94 – 5
York CC U.13. B : 98 – 6
A superb Captain’s ‘ knock ‘, with a score of 31 retired from Jamie Talago, took the B Team to victory when after reaching 44 for 6, a win seemed a long way away.
York were chasing 95, a competitive total from Alliance, built around Mead (31) and Dixon (24no) with all the York players getting 2 overs each – a wicket each for Ben Cressey, Jack Yates and Skipper Talago with 2 Run Outs.
Cressey and Josh Ellis began well, Cressey eventually falling for 21 but three ‘ Ducks ‘ left matters in the hands of the Captain and Jack Yates who patiently re-built with some good striking and running.
They took the scores level before Captain Talago had to retire (31) leaving Yates to hit the winning boundary to the relief of the Team.
The B’s sit ‘top of the Table’ in Division 2 with 4 wins from 4 fixtures.
York U13 A’s v Ovington Sun 27th May
Win for York by 101 runs
On the hottest Sunday so far this season the U13’s were given the opportunity to play on the main square by groundsman Ben Harris. York batted first and amassed 150-2 from 20 overs. A good opening partnership between Darsh Johar with 31* and George Burton 30* set York on their way. This was followed by another quick paced partnership by Noah Watson with 17 and Danny Pye with 31*. Noah Watson unluckily run out attempting a third run. Others who batted were Freddie Iles with 5* Finlay Recchia with 1 and Ben Cressey 6*. Credit to a young Ovington side who never gave up.
Ovington were restricted to 49 for 9 in 20 overs with all 10 York outfielders bowling. Wickets being taken by Josh Ellis with 1, Ralph Schofield with 2, Ben Cressey with 2, Lucas Oxley with 2, Noah Watson with 1 and Danny Pye with 1. York again well captained by Darsh Johar.
Final thanks to Cam Hall for getting the main square ready for a junior match and Ben Harris for allowing the lads to play on the main square- it was much appreciated by both players and parents.
ECB U15 Cup Middlesbrough v York Tues 22nd May
Win for Middlesbrough by 8 wickets
York travelled to Middlesbrough on a cold blustery night and batted first on a worn slow paced wicket. The York openers struggled against an accurate opening attack and found difficulty in finding any gaps to rotate the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking over. Elliot Watson briefly gave York some hope with 3 consecutive boundaries but alas departed soon afterwards for 17. Middlesbrough’s two county spinners then entered the attack and with a lack of pace to work with the batters found scoring equally difficult. Harvey Gration was next to go for 17. Both Flynn Southgate with 32 and Toby Search 10 vainly tried to up the scoring rate but were fast running out of overs and both succumbed to taking one risk too many. From here on the York innings fell apart with the keeper having a field day with 5 stumping’s in all. York ending on a below par 95 from 20 overs
In reply the Middlesbrough county openers put the York bowling attack to the sword scoring boundaries at will with the 50 coming up in the 6th over and hitting the winning runs in the 11th over.
York were well outplayed and beaten on the night and overall a poor team performance with much reflecting to be had by all. Put under pressure for the first time this season found us all wanting. The 2 county players showed the gulf in class and hopefully the York lads will have watched and learnt something from them. A defeat in the long term may be good for the York lad’s development. It’s how you bounce back that matters.
Result –York won by 10 wickets
York travelled the short distance to Heworth on a hot summer night and elected to field first. Heworth struggled against the accurate York bowling attack and were bowled out for 56 in 16 overs. Wicket takers for York being Ben Barnett with figures of 3-2-4-3, Elias Smith 4-2-13-1, Harvey Gration 4-1-13-2,Tom Matthews 2-1-1-1 and Dan Raubitschek 1-0-1-3 all ably supported by keeper Elliot Watson with 3 stumping’s
In reply openers Toby Search with 26* and Noah Watson with 13* saw York home in the 8th over.
York U13 B’s v Bolton Percy Sun 20th May
York U.13 B beat Bolton Percy by 29 runs.
On a bright and sunny morning York B hosted BP and batted first totalling 128-2 from 20 overs. York’s innings was held together by Noah Watson who retired on 30* and was ably supported by Ben Cressey with 11, Danny Pye with 23, and not out batsmen Edward Barton on 14* and Freddie Iles on 27*. All credit to the Bolton Percy team as they never gave up trying in the field.
Bolton Percy made a valiant attempt to chase down the total and ended on 99-6. Danny Pye again led the York team well and gave all 10 outfielders a bowl with wickets being shared by Billy Urwin, Bertie Schofield, Danny Pye and Freddie Iles. The other two wickets being well executed run outs.
Y&DJCA President’s Cup U15 –SHB v York Fri 18th May
York visited SHB on a pleasant sunny evening and batting first made a very healthy 169-3 from 20 overs. Harvey Gration scored his third 50 of the season and was ably supported by Elliot Watson with 33, Toby Search 10, Elias Smith with 24, and not out batsmen Flynn Southgate with 31 and Tom Matthews with 3. Credit to a young SHB team. They never gave up in the field.
York restricted SHB to 59-8 in their innings with Harvey Gration taking 3 for 9 from 4. Other wicket takers being Elias Smith with 1, Corby Doeg with 1, Alex Try-Banton with 1 and Dan Raubitschek also with 1.
Thanks to SHB for hosting the match and providing an excellent wicket.
York are at home to Yapham in the next round of Presidents cup and they also visit Middlesbrough on Tuesday 22nd in the ECB cup.
York U13B’s v Pocklington Sun 13th May
York B’s visited Pocklington with a number of players unavailable due to exam studies and were invited to bat. York made a respectable 90-5 from their 20 with Jamie Talago holding the innings together with a good 30*, ably supported by Josh Ellis with 13, Ralf Schofield with 8, Lucas Oxley 6 and Aiden Doeg with 11. Special mention to both Aiden Doeg and Billy Urwin who ran at every opportunity in the last over resulting in a number of overthrows- the last over bringing 15 additional runs. Credit to a young Pocklington side for bowling 9 players.
York were gifted a run out in the first over –well executed by both Jamie Talago and Ben Cressey but Pocklington had started at rate of knots and were 37-1 after 6 and York struggling. The introduction of both Aiden Doeg and Edward Barton soon altered the course of the match with 3 quick wickets and Pocklington also lost momentum when their opener had to retire after making a rapid 31* with 6 fours –York keeping a close fielding ring and not covering the short boundary!.
The younger Pocklington batters then struggled to score runs against the York bowlers and ended on 69-6 from 20. York gave all outfielders a bowl and good encouragement was offered at all times by Captain Danny Pye from behind the stumps. Wickets takers were Aiden Doeg with 2, Lucas Oxley with 1 and Edward Barton with 1. York also had 2 good run outs.
Finally thanks to Pocklington for getting the ground playable, following the downpour on Saturday night.
York U15 A’s v Malton. Mon 14th May
York hosted Malton and batting first made 127-0 from 20 overs with Harvey Gration making his 2nd 50 of the season with 52* and his fellow opener 1st year U15 Frazer Fennell making 50*-forsaking keeping duties to bat. Elliot Watson with 9* and Flynn Southgate 8* saw the inning through. A good solid display against some wayward bowling at times but again York missed many singles and two’s – an aspect all batters need to work on moving forward. Credit to the Malton side who never gave up trying whilst in the field.
Malton struggled against the York opening attack of Flynn Southgate with 1 for 1 off 3 and Ben Barnett 2 for 2 off 2, never recovering. Other wicket takers being Alex Wood with 1, Hugo Nixon 2, Tom Matthews 1, Alex Try-Banton 1 and Dan Raubitschek 2. Malton eventually bowled out for 44 in the 20th over. The pleasing aspect was that of the 10 wickets to fall 7 were clean bowled.
Moving forward the players need to be more proactive and re-set goals and targets in the field to focus on in a game situation.