Silsden Junior Awarded League Player of the Year
Congratulations to Silsden’s Rob Jones who won the Upper Airedale Junior League Under 17 Player of the Year and duly collected the Derek Heron Memorial Award. Rob being the 2nd recent winner of this award following Ben Sugden 2 years ago.
Season Review by Tim Sugden - Chairman
A difficult start to the year when the club was forced to leave the Airedale Wharfedale Senior Cricket League after 80 unblemished years but for the good of the club we were gratefully accepted into the Craven Cricket League to start a new chapter in the clubs history . A thank you to all the players who stuck with the club. We played new teams and made new friends; one such fixture being Gargrave, the first senior match between our clubs for some 45 year. The season panned out with us playing 22 games, winning 16, losing none, no results in 6 matches and gaining the club promotion. Thanks to Andy Pullen for looking after the team. There were many notable performances including centuries for Jack Lister, Tom Berry and Andy Pullen. Will Pullen and Keiran Lawrence did the bulk of the bowling but the season was a collective effort from everybody including Tom Snowden who went all season using the same kit.
Once again thanks to the ground staff Hugh, Finlay, Martin and Tatts and all the helpers who tidied the changing rooms and other tasks. The kitchen was again well looked after and thanks to all providers of the teas. We are lucky to have a number of sponsors either on the roadside boards or the ground boards and thanks go to them all. New sponsors are always welcome. Graham umpired in all but one game this season so his commitment and slight of finger was very much appreciated. Alison looked after the Play Cricket site and Mick the website. Thanks to them.
Thanks to all the supporters who followed the club home and away this season, it was very much appreciated.
Our U17 team reached the cup final, losing to Skipton. Rob Jones collected the U17 Player of the Year for the league. It is the end of an era for the U17 lads, so we are looking to start teams next year if anyone is interested. And finally thanks to the committee who after a traumatic start to 2017 saw things through with less grief than in previous seasons. Once again on behalf of the committee, thank you to everyone this year.
Silsden Secure Promotion
Well done everybody as Silsden completed their 1st season in the Craven & District Cricket League undefeated from their 22 games winning 16 with 3 abandoned and 3 concessions. Silsden won the Division 4b Championship. With 63 points and finished 2nd in the amalgamated 20 team division 4 league table. Full season review to follow shortly.
Silsden CC gained promotion in their last match with a commanding win over Skipton Church Institute. Big hits from Hugh Sugden 62 not out and Tom Berry 91 helped to reach the total of 215-4. The bowling and fielding continued where the batting left off. Catches make matches with 6 of the wickets being catches, with wickets from William Pullen 4, Max Worsencroft 3 and Nick Firth 2. Final Table> Result>
Message from Our Chairman
Welcome everybody to a new cricket season in the Craven Cricket league and hope everyone enjoys their cricket. Once again we are looking for help with teas, umpiring, scoring and general ground duties. We are very grateful to the new helpers who have come forward but we could always do with sharing the workload with more volunteers.
Past Vice President Fred Hey Passes Away
Some of the older members may remember Fred Hey, a past Vice President and supporter of Silsden CC who sadly passed away last week. The funeral will be held on Friday 29th 1.30pm at St James’.
Silsden Under 17s Reach the William Spencer Cup Final
Congratulations to Jack Lister and his under 17 team who won their semi-final against Steeton on Monday to book a place in the William Spencer cup final at Skipton on Sunday 2nd July 2pm against Skipton. All support is welcome.
Junior Sides for 2017 Season
Silsden CC are running the following junior sides for 2017.
2 x under 17s for players year 12 and below
1 x under 9 team for year 4 and below.
All new players welcome
Club Update: Why Silsden CC Now play in the Craven League
To all members and friends where ever you may be in the country or overseas. You may be wondering what has been happening during the close season. Well a mass exodus of players from last year for various reasons including injury, retirement and playing elsewhere these players included last years captain Chris Meehan who in his short tenure as captain managed to upset nearly everyone. The club proposed to the Airedale Wharfedale league that we run a second team only in the second team league. This was based on the most of the remaining players were under 18 and giving the club time to regroup. The league turned this request down saying that we must play in the first team league. The club felt that this was not right as the spirit of cricket and the safeguarding of players was not considered. After a vote of no confidence from the League, the club thought that they better resign before being voted out as two other clubs had applied to join the league. This vote of no confidence brought on our approach to the Craven league who had a vacancy in their league which we duly excepted and resigned from the AW league before being pushed. This move ended a 80 year association with the league as a founder member club. Silsden Cricket Club was formed in 1876 and over the last 15 years put over £150000 into its facilities. The club must now look forward to new challenges and try and put the indignity of the winter behind them.
Looking Forward to this Season
After a challenging 2016 the club look forward to 2017 in our 1st year of Craven & District Cricket League. All new players senior or junior are welcome to join our progressive club whilst enjoying some of the finest facilities local cricket can offer.
Silsden CC Install a Defibulator
Silsden Cricket Club have a defibulator filled the outside wall of the clubhouse. Tim Sugden said hopefully we will not need it but it is a massive help should it be required. Over the years we have had a couple of instances where it would have been used, so we welcome the addition of this piece of cardiac science.
2016 League Presentation Night
Friday 21st October saw the League presentation night held once again at the fine Village Hotel in Headingley. Tim, Hugh and Andy attended and although they had no awards to collect, many comments were on offer regarding the superb way Silsden CC hosted the 2016 Birtwhistle Cup final. North Leeds veteran Steve Wales was very complementary. Tim said that they had a good meal and saw a few old faces adding in over 30 years of organising and attending dinners. It was noted that he guest speaker / comedian, Ged Stone, was the worst by a long long way that they had ever encountered.
2016 Season Review
Well the curtain has come down on another season. All the benches and tables have been put away. The side screens and training nets have been taken down until the 2017 season begins. Thanks go to Ian Pullen who once again did a sterling job as secretary and to the other committee members. Thanks to Hugh and Finlay Sugden for all the great work on the grounds, once again making our playing area one of the best around. We obtained rain covers which helped preserve the wickets. Highlight of the season was hosting the 2016 Birtwistle Cup when our hospitality and ground gained many compliments. Thanks to all our sponsors, spectators and refreshment helpers and to everyone else who contributed help for which we are continually grateful. To Alison Firth who took on the role of play cricket administrator. Thanks to Chris on captaining the 1st team in what turned out to be a difficult season. Losing Majid Inyatt and Dave Brook proved pivitol and early season promise never materialised. We wish all the best to overseas player Shaun Brentnall. The 2nd team again under the stewardship of Andy Pullan continued to blood the youngsters, with outstanding performances from Nick Firth, Rob Jones and Jack Lister during the season. Credit goes to all players as we turned out 22 players and 2 teams every week when other clubs are forfeiting games and being short of players. We need to recruit some players for next season but massive positives are the continued success of the younger players who given time will come good. Tim Sugden completed 12 years as junior manager as his Under17s came of age. Andy Pullen will once again run the u17s next year when we hope to run Under 15s and Under 9s as well. Once again, thanks to everyone and have a well-earned break.
Silsden CC AGM
Silsden CC held its AGM on Thursday 16th February 2017 when 16 members attended with no apologies received. Treasurer Paul Tatterton reported a healthy balance sheet for the year considering the score box, nets, covers, clubhouse, mowers etc had all been paid for now. He thanked the persons behind all this activity, making our facilities some of the best in the area. President Bob Savage, Secretary Ian Pullen and Chair Tim Sugden all made similar reports thanking ground staff, sponsors, supporters, junior managers and anyone else who helped out during the season. Bob said that the Birtwistle Cup final was a great day and a proud moment in our history.
Tim added that he was very disappointed that a number of players had decided to play elsewhere this season and that it was about time some players who play all their junior cricket with the club try and put something back into the club behind the scenes. This was something we tried to do last year but people were not up to it and therefore threw the towel in.
Looking forward it had been difficult to find 8-9 new players en bloc and discussions took place how to best take the club forward and in the best interests of Silsden Cricket Club. The Meeting closed with thanks for all those who attended.
Ex Silsden CC Junior Makes 1st Start for Bradford City
Congratulations to former Silsden junior cricketer Ellis Hudson on making his full senior debut for Bradford City at Millwall. Ellis pictured played in our all winning under 9s, 11s and 13s sides and also represented the Upper Airedale League team before concentrating on his football. All the best from everybody at Silsden CC.
New Rain Covers at Silsden CC
The introduction of the new rain covers at Silsden should help to get more cricket played on the rainy days.
Silsden Cricket Club wish all club members, players, helpers and sponsors past and present a very merry Xmas and a happy new year where ever they may be in the world.
1st Team Battle Hard Against 2016 League Champions Hall Park
New Overseas Player
Silsden welcome our overseas player for the 2016 season Shaun Brentnall is from Melbourne and joins us on the back of scoring heavily in the Nidderdale league for Hampsthwaite last year where he won the league batting award. We hope he enjoys his stay with us and being part of a team that puts last terms disappointments well behind us and build a team for the future on a ground with some of the finest facilities in league cricket.
Silsden Junior To Play Overseas
Silsden junior player William Robinson is part of the Bradford Grammar School squad that is to undertake a tour of the West Indies. The trip departs on the 1st July for 2 weeks taking in games in St Kitts, Barbados and Grenada.
New Club Captain Appointed
Silsden Cricket Club are hoping the return of Chris Meehan as new captain will spell better fortunes for the club next season. The Aire-Wharfe League side finished bottom of Division Three last campaign after failing to win a game all season. But the Cobbydalers are optimistic the return of the all-rounder, who came through the junior ranks and and captained the side before going abroad to work, can get them on the up again. Meehan is currently playing rugby union for Bradford Salem, having previously played for Keighley and Wharfedale.
Chris Meehan Silsden CC 1st Team Captain
Silsden are also hopeful that prolific batsman Majid Inyat can commit to a full season, having missed spells due to work last summer. They also intend to acquire an overseas player, along with blooding some of their homegrown youngsters. Chairman Tim Sugden said: "After a difficult season, we are hoping the appointment of Chris can bring new life and help us turn the corner." Any players interested in joining Silsden next season can contact Meehan on 07504-900393.
Silsden Cricket Club AGM
Thank you everybody who attended the AGM on Wednesday 10th Feb. President Bob Savage started the meeting by having a minutes silience to remember past members including Frank Morley who was a former captain who passed away in January. Bob, Ian Pullen and Tim Sugden all gave reviews on the past season with a common factor of thanking tea ladies, and sponsors. Hugh Sugden and Andy Pullen got special thanks for getting sides out every week and for not receiving any fines in the process in what was a very difficult season. The ground was again in top condition and the League has recognised our efforts with the clubhouse, scorebox and nets by awarding us the 2016 Birtwistle Cup Final. Ian praised the juniors Ben Sugden, Nick Firth, Will Pullen, Jack Lister, Ethan Copping and all the lads who played senior cricket last year. Jack Lister's Under15 side won the cup. Tim reported that the club would have covers for the start of the season but there was still a lot of work to be done on the field due to the recent floods with the ECB helping with some funding. Ian also thanked Alison Firth for taking on the role as Play Cricket administrator. Chris Meehan takes over as first team captain we have signed an Australian player who we hope can continue his fine form of last year and we welcome Shaun to the club and hope he enjoys his stay. Majid Inyatt had committed to this season and a number of new players are in the pipeline to mix with our talented youngsters as we aim to climb up the league. Andy Pullen remains in charge of the 2nd team. Paul Tatterton conveyed the balance sheet and reminded us we could do with some more sponsor boards if possible. Annual subs are £20 for all and £5 match subs for all this season but said there would be a shortfall as umpires, scorers and balls could be £150 a week. WInter Nets start Friday 19th Feb 6-7pm at South Craven for seniors and juniors. We are running two Under 17 teams this year as well as an Under 13 (year8 and below) and under 9s( year4 and below) all new players welcome for any age group futher details from team managers. Good luck for the forthcoming season .
The Upper Airedale junior season came to an end last week and it was another good season for Silsden. The U17s finished 5th in their league whilst the U15s finished 4th. Highlight of the year was the U15s cup success beating Wharfedale, Embsey, Bradley and Crossflatts before defeating a strong Oxenhope side in the final to see Jack Lister's team lift the Raleigh Hargreaves cup .
On an individual note there were outstanding bowling feats from Ben Sugden who in one game took 5-10 this was bettered by Jack Lister who took 7-8 for the 2nd best bowling analysis in league history. In the batting u15s Jack Lister scored 212 runs at 35 and Cam Knowles scored 237 runs at an average of 47. for the U17s Nick Firth scored 188 runs and Ben Sugden was the only qualifier with 15 wks at an average of 12 to win the league bowling following Will Pullen's success last year. Fielding wise Will Pullen took 5 catches as did Nick Firth and Jack Lister took 7 catches for the 15s.
On a representative level both Nick Firth and Will Pullen played for the Joe Lumb team and Cam Knowles played for the U15 Taveners side. Thank you for all coaches and helpers, a full review will be in the full end of season brief.
Under 15s Win Final
Congratulations to the Under15s who on Sunday 12th July 2pm at Oakworth won the Raleigh Hargreaves cup.
Aire-Wharfe League Forum at Silsden
Silsden Cricket Club hosted a forum night for players to voice their opinions on how to keep developing the Aire-Wharfe League and to let the league know how games could be improved on Saturdays.
Rules for 2015 Season
All first team fixtires will have fielding restrictions this year with a 30 yard ring of plastic circles with 6 players in the infield at all times.
The league have took on board various issues regarding the length of the game effecting teams. The 2015 season will be a trial for the 2nd team 3rd div clubs to play 45 overs each with each bowler restricted to 13 overs each.
End of an Era
Our heavy roller has gone to roll the great wicket in the sky. After being out of action for 20 years, the roller has been decommissioned and removed from the grounds. The roller has been a fixture at the club for over 80 years. Club stalwarts Ian Pullen and Bob Savage recall the days when the wicket was rolled by the team before the game, at the interval and finally at close of play. It was a true bonding session when players and children a like joined in.
Best Wishes to Kieran Lawrence
Best wishes from everyone at Silsden CC go to Kieran Lawrence who suffered serious injury whist playing with the 2nd team at Skipton on Saturday 27th June. Play was held up for over an hour as Keiran was treated on the field by ambulance staff. Kieran will miss the rest of the season but we hope he makes a full recovery from this injury.
End of Season Review
The seats have gone away, the square scarified and roped off and so ends another cricket season. The season started back in April with the completion of our two lane off-field practice area. Thanks go to everyone who helped with the works and it’s a credit to the cricket club for making it a self-funded project.
This year also saw the milestone of our secretary Ian Pullen starting his 46th year in the role. An achievement that surely can’t be bettered by many personnel. And Ian also played for the 2nd XIs along with two sons Andy and Graham and grandson Will on his 70th birthday in the victory at Bardsey. This match also saw 14 year old Ben Sugden score an unbeaten 65 runs.
The club would also like to thank the cricket committee for all their hard work during the season and to Paul Tatterton who once again controlled the purse strings. Thanks also goes to our president Bob Savage for his continuing service to the club. The ground staff of Hugh Sugden and Robert Harvey once again did a magnificent job making sure the ground was in top condition for each game whether it be senior, junior or a Sunday hire.
Silsden once again hosted a Yorkshire Under12 game for the 5th year and the South Craven v M.C.C. fixture which featured a number of our junior players with Ben Sugden winning the Spirit of Cricket cap for his dogged batting.
Yorkshire County Cricket Pro-coach Academy once again held their August coaching school at Silsden which was very well attended.
On the playing side the first team lead by Hugh Sugden aimed to improve on the 2013 season and with the introduction of Gulsheraz and Wacas things improved greatly and with Majid Inayat all made vital contributions as did young keeper Tom Greenwood. The loss off Balla halted our top three ambition and we had to settle for a creditable seventh place finish ending the season doing the league double over Addingham. The team also reached the finals day of the Keighley Twenty20 bowing out in the semis. The second team captained by Andy Pullen contained many of our juniors with Ben Sugden, Nick Firth, Will Pullen, Jack Lister and Cammy Knowles all playing regularly. It was sometimes a struggle balancing the team however we managed to get a full side out every week which some other teams failed to do and if we can keep the youngsters together with the introduction of a few senior names the future looks healthy. Special thanks go to the two scorers, Tom Southern who did a super job coping with the on–line scoring for the 1st XIs and Jessica Tatterton–Savage for doing the 2nd XI.
The juniors had a splendid season. Thanks go to Andy Pullen and Tim Sugden for running the youth section. Our under 17s winning the cup by completely outplaying the league champions Gargrave in the final at Skipton, Joe Sugden lifting the cup and Waindy getting the man of the match. Our younger u15 side had a good campaign finishing half way in the league with Jack Bastain taking 6-8 in one game. Our U15 Eagles went the entire season unbeaten to finish well deserved league champions seeing skipper Ben Sugden lift the trophy. We were well represented with honours at the league presentation night Nick Firth scored 338 runs at an average of 169 to take the U15 batting with Will Pullen’s 21 wickets easily winning the U17 bowling award. The League Wicket Keeping Award went to Cameron Knowles. Both Ben Sugden and Nick Firth played for the league u15 side both making outstanding contributions in the 3 games with Nick winning the bowling award.
The club would like to thank all the persons who did the refreshments at the junior games and those who did the teas at senior games.
Thanks also goes to Mick Sugden for the maintenance and up keep of the club website.
A major part of any club is sponsorship and we would like to thank all our sponsors for their valuable contributions.
2014 saw the Tour de France pass our ground and what a fun family day we had with drink and food a plenty and a seat in our grandstand overlooking the event.
2014 also saw Chairman Tim Sugden on the radio as he was a regular on Drystone Radio promoting the club and giving his views on Saturday’s games although he sometimes had to juggle commentary with playing.
The future looks good our 5 year plan is complete new score box/store – off field practice area – new mower and with cushioned seats on all our benches and the junior section providing a number of players in the seniors we can all be proud of our efforts this year.
Minister for Sport, Tourism & Equalities Visits Silsden CC
Silsden Sports Club premises impressed a Government minister during her visit to the district to promote investment in grassroots sport. Minister for Sport, Tourism & Equalities Helen Grant MP was given a tour of the club. Click for more details>
New Players Welcome for 2015
Click poster for team contacts
The Weeks Results 13 June 2015
Last Saturday saw the club suffer two defeats for the 1st and 2nd teams the 1st team were well beaten at home to Menston and 2nd team lost away at Menston. more>
It has been an excellent week for Under 17 player Nick Firth on Monday. Oakworth scored 104-9 but Silsden knocked off the runs for the loss of no wickets wiith Nick Firth 53 not out and Ben Sugden 26 not out.
On Tuesday Silsden, the Under 17s cup holders, bowed out at the hands of Bradford and Bingley. Bingley made 128-7 and Silsden replied with 111-8 with Nick Firth retiring on 51 and Cammy Knowles 28 were the only ones to reach double figures.
Cup Games - Thank You
A big thank you to all the players/parents who played on Sunday in the cup fixtures enablling us to put out 2 competitive teams when many clubs failed to do so. Many positives were gained from the weekend with young players stepping up to the mark. The 1st team game was played with 10 men as the Silsden scorer was not available, so Tim Sugden took to the duties however when a suitable scorer did arrive he was not allowed to take over and Mr Sugden take his place in the batting line up. Commenting on this to the Silsden CC website, Mr Sugden said we could not find any rule relating to this occurance and we were batting first so we rang for a replacment although once the scorer did come he should have been able to take over and the player return to the field of play as I was on the team sheet so nothing had been contravened. Iit spoilt my weekend as i could have gone out for a meal at night if i had not been playing. Never mind another case of cricket coming second to regulation.
Clarification has been found that Silden should have been able to field 11 players once the scoring duties were taken over to allow Mr Sugden back on to the field of play.
Silsden CC Member & Trustee Secretary Sailing Around The World
Paul Spencer, Silsden CC member and Trustee Secretary has undertaken a trip of a lifetime by joining a flotilla to sail around the world. The Blue Planet Odyssey is a round the world sailing event aimed at raising awareness of the global effects of climate change and the state of the oceans. To follow Paul's endeavours and find out more imformation follow the link to the Blue Planet Odyssey website. Link>
The Passing of Tom Swain
The club was sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Tom Swain. Tom was a former vice president of the club and was a regular spectator during the 70s and early 80s when sons Kevin and Ken both played for the club. The funeral will be held on Thursday 22nd Jan at 11am at St Marks in Utley.
JK Turns 65
From everyone at Silsden CC congratulations go to our former president and player Mr John ‘JK’ Roberts who turns 65 on 9th October.
Under 15s Win the League
Congratulations to the U15s who won the league championship adding a second piece of silverware to the junior season. They went 14 games undefeated to lift the crown. The team were Ben Sugden, Nick Firth, Alex Booton, Seth Wiseman, Tommy Snowden, Alex Nelson, James Nelson, Will Robinson, Alfie Warriner, Ethan Copping, Adam Brown, George Marshall and Gareth Smith. A full season review wll follow after the league presentations at the Rendevous in Skipton Friday 5th September.
UAJCA Presentation Night Fri 15th September
The league presentation night is at the Rendevous in Skipton Friday 5th September. The U17s will receive the Spencer Cup and the U15s will receive the u15 league championship trophy. Nick Firth won the U15s league batting, Cammy Knowles won the U15s league wicketkeeping and Will Pullen won the u17s league bowling.
Silsden Duo Shine in UAJCA Taverners Team
Well done to Silsden Under15 players Nick Firth and Ben Sugden who both made good contributions when representing the UAJCA Taverners team in the recent set of fixtures. Mon 4th August they lost to Doncaster, Tues 5th beat Nidderdale and Weds 6th lost to Heavy Woolen . In all Nick made 47 runs and bowled 21 overs taking 7-84 and Ben made 41 runs and took 3-64 of 20 overs including a catch. Well done to all the team who put up a great showing.
For match reports and scorecards click the link and select UAJCA u15 Yorks Festival from the left menu. UAJCA Link>
The seniors and Under 17s will train every Tuesday. The Under 15s will train on Fridays. See you there.
Silsden in the Keighley Twenty20 Cup 10.30am Sun 31st August
The senior side will be trying to follow the junior sides by adding some silverware to the club this year. The Under17s won the cup and the U15s Eagles completed an undefeated season by winning the league. Now it is the seniors turn as they reached the Keighley Twenty20 Cup final with victory against Harden. We take on Ingrow St John's in the semi final on sunday 31st Aug at Keighley Cricket Club at 10.30am, with the winners progressing to the final at 4.30pm the same day following the second semi final of Oakworth v Riddlesden. all support welcome.
Yorkshire CCC Pro Coach Academy Held at Silsden
The Yorkshire CCC Pro Coach Academy held at Silsden CC on 6th, 7th & 8th August was hailed a huge success with over 23 junior cricketers enjoying great weather and professional coaching. A big thank you to all participants and helpers.
Below is the radio excerpt of Tim being interviewed on Drystone Radio to promote this Academy.
Junior Kit Available To Buy
We are pleased to announce that the Junior Kit is now available to buy. Follow the link to see photos of the kit and for more details on how to order them. more>
Photo Gallery of Silsden CC
Coming soon a picture gallery of Silsden teams through the years and paper cuttings at various points in our history.
Under 17s Win The William Spencer Cup Final
Silsden Under17s won the William Spencer cup final on Sunday 29th June 2014 at Skipton by defeating top of the table Gargrave. Silsden won the toss and put Gargrave in to bat. Josh Waind removed the dangerous Jona Smith for just 3 runs and Joe Wood for only 2runs. With Joe Sugden and Waind out of the attack, Gargrave might have fancied piling on the runs but young guns William Pullen and Ben Sugden had other ideas. Pullen ripped through the batting with the crucial wicket of Blanchard for 27runs. Pullen finished with 4-12 and Ben Sugden 2-23. Joe Sugden came back to take the last wicket. With a very good bowling attack coupled with some fine fielding catches by Pat Lee and Dom Mortimer, Silsden reduced Gargrave to 67 all out.
The Silsden reply stuttered as Jona Smith got 2 early wickets and with Leach, Firth and Ben Sugden all back in the pavilion, Silsden were at a worrying 11-3. Josh Waind and Tom Greenwood steadied the ship, adding 47 runs for the fourth wicket. Pat Lee then joined Waind to see Silsden home with 6 wickets and 11 overs to spare.
Josh Waind was named man of the match. The trophy was presented to Silsden captain Joe Sugden to send a large Silsden following home happy. The full side was Joe Sugden, Ben Sugden, Nick Firth, Tom Snowden, Tom Leach, Tom Greenwood, Dom Mortimer, Pat Lee, Josh Waind, Will Pullen and Sammy Warriner. With five of the side being winners of the first ever Under 9s league 8 years ago in 2006. Click for scorecard.
Under 15s Semi Finals v Oxenhope Thursday 3rd July
Silsden u15s host Oxenhope on Thursday 3rd July in the Under 15s knockout cup semi final. The Silsden lads will hope to go one better than last year when they lost to Settle at the same stage. All support is welcome.
Silsden Shine On Pullen Family Day
Ian Pullen in his 46th year as secretry of Silsden Cricket Club donned the whites again on his 70th birthday . He was joined by sons, captain Andy and Graeme who was on holiday from his home in Copenhagan and grandson William as the 2nd team played Bardsey. Tim and son Ben Sugden opened the innings, Tim out for 16 runs but 14year old Ben held the innings together with great maturity batting all 50 overs to finish on 65 not out. He was supported by Mark Bradley who made 53 in Silsden's total of 187-5.
Silsden Shine On Family Day
The Silsden bowling attack conststed of all under 15 players with Will Pullen, Jack Lister, Ben Sugden and Nick Firth sharing the wickets as Bardsey were bowled out for 103. A fitting day for the Pullen's and the youngsters of Silsden.
60th Anniversary of UAJCA
2014 sees the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Assosiation in 1954. Four clubs got together to form the league. They were Silsden, Steeton, Sutton and Glusburn. Today the league is thriving with leagues at Under 9s, 11s, 13s, 15s and 17s as well as girls teams.
Tour De France
Members and friends are invited to watch the Tour de France day from the cricket field. A b.b.q. is provided but feel free to bring your own food and drink. Try our Le Tour putting green, boules and other games. The clubhouse will be open all day. A donation will be made to Manorlands.
Tim Sugden Interviewed On Drystone Radio
Tim was interviewed last night on Drystone Radio to promote junior cricket in the local area.
Under 15s & 17s Progress to the Semi Finals
Well done to the Under 15s who joimed the Under17s into the semi finals of the league cup knockouts. The Under 15s followed up their defeat of Wharfedale by beating Cullingworth with Nick Firth scoring 37 and Ethan Copping 20. Ben Sugden removed the top two Cullingwoth batters with Will Robinson taking 3 wickets and Alfie Warriner taking 2 wickets. The Under 17s take on Wilsden on Friday 20th June at home in their semi final.
Junior Cup Results
Both the Under15s and Under17s progressed to the second round of the cup competition at the expense of Wharfedale. The Under15s bowled Wharfedale out for 53 with Nick Firth taking 3-3 before Ben Sugden 11 not out and Cammy Knowles 19 not out saw Silsden 54-2. In the under17s game, Wharfedale got 108-3 with Ben Sugden figures of 2-21. Silsden made 110-6 with Dom Mortimer 31, Pat Lee 20, Waindy 17 and Ben Sugden striking the winning boundary with two overs remaining.
Pakistani International Trains at Silsden
Pakistani cricket International Israrullah was taking advantage of our new net facility when he visited Silsden on Tuesday. Israrullah plays first class for Peshawar where he has played over 80 matches with a high score of 222. The 24 year old is currently in the Pakistani Test and One day squad. He is currently playing for Saltaire in the Bradford League.
The 2014 opening round of games is fast approaching. The ground looks in top order and our off field practice area is a welcome addtition to our already first class facilities. The nets were completed on time and we are very greatfull to the hard work and generosity of our members and friends for the funding of this project.
The 1st XI team start on Saturday 19th April with a home game against Olicanian. We welcome the experienced allrounder Iqbal Khan to the club he is also joined by Muhammad Waqas who last year played at Salam Athletic and Gulsheraz Ahmed the 17 year veteran of the Bradford League who's prolific run scoring has gained him a reputation bar none. We hope our new players have a very enjoyable season. Majid Inyat enters his third season at the club. Hugh Sugden captains a side being forced to re build following the loss of nine of last season's team. We are hopeful of a few more additions before the opening game.
The 2nd XI team travel to Thackley with Andy Pullen at the helm. JJ and Tom Berry are welcomed back for a full season after helping out last year. Dick Strapon also joins the 2nd team that again will see a number of our highly rated juniors involved.
The club are running two Under 15 sides. They start on Wednesday 23rd April with the Under 17s getting under way on Monday 28th April.
We also would like to hear from any parents, girlfriends, wives, partners, mistresses or just friends who would be willing to help serve refreshments on juniors nights and on Saturdays for the seniors. This is done by rota so please check what dates you prefer.
We very much appreciate all our current sponsors but would welcome any new ones with the prime scorebox wall still available. Have a enjoyable season .
1st Round Of Waddilove & Birtwhistle Cup
The draw for the 1st round of the Waddilove and Birtwhistle Cups sees us take on last year's winners Burley, a repeat of the 1966 cup final when Burley were the victors. In total Burley have won the cup 9 times whilst Silsden's only success came in 1962. The 2nd team also play Burley, both teams having won the 2nd XI cup on one occasion Silsden's being in 1972. The games take place on Sunday 18th May.
Following the league meeting the proposal for reduced over games for 3rd division 2nd team games was overwelmingly outvoted. Chairman Tim Sugden commented that this seemed very strange as this was one of the reasons teams struggled to get teams out last season with youngsters and seniors in the side and the older umpires saw in a long day. Another change was to the points system out go winning and losing draws with 10pts for a win and batting and bowling bonus points being encured. Tim also commented that we will see how this one goes but its more than likley that the same team would win the league what ever points are given instead of 80pts winning the title it would be 250pts. It will introduce positive cricket as a team can lose but still pick up 10 bonus points rather than the 1 or 2 for losing draws as it was.
Silsden Players Make League Averages
Congratulation to all our players who made the League averages; Majid Inyat 599 runs at an average of 33 for the first team, Andy Pullen 782 runs at an average of 49, Hugh Sugden 560 runs at an average of 32 and to Tom Greenwood in his first full season came 2nd in the 3rd division Wicketkeeper section with 18 victims.
End Of Season Message
Once again the seats are away and the changing rooms empty as another season is over. The club as usual want to thank a number of personnel for their efforts during the 2013 season. The committee and club officials for their continued hard work. Hugh for keeping the ground up to a very high standard with the new outfield mower has enabled the ground to be cut more than once a week. The ground once again hosting a Yorkshire u12 game other representative games and the Yorkshire pro coach academy. Club sponsors are a very important part of our income and the club thank each and every sponsor who contributed this year. Once again all the people who helped serve the refreshments at senior and junior games were suberb and the teas provided were of top quality. Thanks also to Mick for maintaining the website. This year the development of our junior section has been even more important with a number of players introduced to the senior sides, so thanks to Andy, Tim, Paul and all the parents, scorers and helpers. The u13s finished 4th winning 7 out of 14 games, the u15s finished 5th winning 2 games and the under17s 4th winning 7 games and reaching the cup semi final. Tom Greenwood won the u17 league Keeping award and Max Berrisford won the u13 league Player of the Year. Thanks also to Robert Harvey who umpired all the u15 and 17 games this year. The 2nd team was in transision and thanks go to Andy and Hugh for sticking with the junior players all season with all of them equitting themselves well during the season with 13yr olds Nick Firth and Ben Sugden playing all year. Andy also scored 3 centruries during the year and Hugh one ton. We thank 1st team captain Simon Cox for his efforts with the firsts in what has been a difficult season losing Craig Thornton during the closed season and Lee Billbrough being restricted to a single game due to work commitments, were players who were greatly missed. Going from victory in the opening 2 games to no wins again to end the season bottom of the league for some reason this year a number of first team players found the standard of cricket well beyond their level resulting in them leaving the club mid season and a number of others failed to see the season out which was a very disappointing factor. On the other hand a big thanks to all the players who did play this season particully the youngsters and those who got the late call and Mr Ian Pullen who again donned the whites to play for the club for the 6th decade.
Phase 2 Of Practice Area Given Go Ahead
Following the club AGM on Tuesday 3rd Dec, it was agreed to go ahead with the 2 lane off field practice nets. The facility being funded by the hard work and endevour of our members and friends. This development sees the completion of our plan with the clubhouse - score/store facility - and now the nets. If you had not already noticed the two large trees by the score building are now down and the land levelled ready for the start of the net construction which could be in January weather permitting.
Sports Persons Dinner 2013 Postponed
This years sportspersons dinner has been postponed. The special guest chairman of selectors, Mr Geoff Miller has been called into duty in Australia earlier than expected. The dinner was meant to go ahead on Fri 22nd November. Contact Tim Sugden on 07764 442362.
2013 Junior Presentations
The 2013 season Junior Presentations was held on Fri 25th October. The night was a great success. It was really well attended and a great time was had by all. Click the link for a selection of photos from the night. Link>>
Happy Birthday To Silsden's Chairman
Silsden CC wishes club Chairman, Tim Sugden, a happy 50th birthday.
Tim's Cricket Themed Birthday Cake
The Passing Of Umpire John Chadwick
Players, members and friends of Silsden Cricket Club were all saddened to hear of the passing of umpire and friend Mr John Chadwick. Over the years John has become well known to a lot of people in the area,walking down from Steeton Top and on most occassions having to umpire on his own to make sure we got a game which took a massive effort at his age. He had a tremendous repart with all levels of player, young & old alike. Chairman Tim Sugden said that 'after the final game last year I'd come back to Silsden where John had umpired. He was sat with Andy and Hugh chewing the fat, he told me tha he might have done his last game. Before his bus we had time for a pint in the Soldiers & Sailors club in Steeton, a place that he liked and we talked about cricket and his farming days. He always had a tale to tell'. John was a character and he will be greatly missed next season. The funeral will be at Burnley Crematorium on Friday 10th Jan at 10am.
"We Need You"
Are you looking for a new club with quality coaching? Are you moving to the area? Or are you based abroad looking for a UK club? Well look no further - we currently run two senior teams in the Airedale & Wharfedale Cricket League and we have three junior sides this year from under 13s through to Under 15s. Our club is very welcoming to any new player looking to play cricket. Whatever your ability or age we have a team that can cater for you. Silsden CC have recruited players from overseas with much success and welcome any enquiries with relevant details. So if you have recently moved to the area, want to get back into cricket or are looking to come to the UK from abroad to play cricket, please see our Chairman Tim Sugden via Contact Us page.
The Passing of Phil Tunney
Silsden Cricket Club is saddened by the passing of former player Phil Tunney who passed away peacefully after a brave fight against cancer. Phil was just 39 years old. Phil was an excellent all round cricketer as both a junior and senior player. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Annual Subscriptions *** Reminder ***
Can we remind all senior and junior players that the £20 annual subs is now due. Where families have two children playing, the cost is £30 in total for the two children. The subscriptions are payable to senior captains and junior managers. more>
Yorkshire CC Pro Academy Coaching At Silsden For 6-14 Year Olds
Yorkshire County Cricket Club and their pro coach academy will be again holding a summer session at Silsden Cricket Club. Dates are Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and friday 9th of August. This is a proffesionally run three days and open to 6-14 year olds, so if you play cricket or want to try please contact pro coach to book a place.
Malsis Under 13s Festival
Silsden under13s followed up their fine performance in the Eddie Nelson Festival with another creditable display in this years Malsis Festival. Silsden beat Steeton and Earby and tied with Wharfedale when we managed to defend 27. Again the winner takes all semi ended in defeat to Cullingworth the team was Jack Lister, Max Berrisford, Cammy Knowles, Bilal Mahmood, Max Worsencroft and Ben Topper. Thanks to Andy and Ian (skinny) and all the parents for their support of the team.
Eddie Nelson Under13 Festival
Silsden Under 13s put in a superb performane at this years Eddie Nelson at Ilkley on Bank Holiday Monday. Our first game against Kirkstall ended in a tie before we beat Beckwithshaw and Ilkley to set up a winner takes all game against Guiseley which unfortunatly we lost. The team that did Silsden proud was Jack Lister, Max Berrisford, Cammy Knowles, Rob Jones, Bilal Mahmood and Tom Southern. Thanks to Andy Pullen, Paul Webber and all the parents for their fine suport. Futher scores from the day to follow.
2013 Seasons Sides
The running of the junior sides at u13, u15 and u17 for the 2013 season
and the 2nd team will be run by Robert Wynn and Andy Pullen with the 1st
2013 Club Captain Announced
Silsden CC are proud to announce that Simon Cox will be next seasons 1st XI Captain. A big thanks goes to outgoing captain Lee Bilbrough for his contribution over the last few seasons, most notibly steering Silsden to a victory in the Keighley Cup. This will be the second time that Coxy has been club captain after stepping down after the birth of his son.
Silsden Junior Selected For Yorkshire CC Training
Well done to our junior player Lewis Middleton on being selected to attend Yorkshire Cricket Board pathways to success training. Lewis was picked after attending the Headingley trials. Other lads who attended the trial were Nick Firth, Ben Sugden and Will Robinson.
Club Sponsor Named In The New Years Honour List
The club would like to congratulate Mr Colin Appleyard on being named in the new year honours list. Mr Appleyard, who lives in Silsden, was given an MBE for services to motorcycling. His company which is based in Keighley have had a sponsorboard at the ground for a number of years and recently took out the scoreboard advertisement. Colin's grandchildren Ben and Jack both played with our junior section.
New Club President
Silsden Cricket Club welcome back Mr Bob Savage to the role of Club President. Bob is a former player captain, chairman and this is his second term as President of the club.
Sports Persons Dinner A Massive Success
The club would like to thank everyone who made our 10th Sports Persons Dinner a huge sucess. Malcolm Lord and Kevin Connolly entertained another "sell out " audience with a superb blend of humour, banter and wonderful impressions. The kitchen staff prepared a first class meal which was served by members of our under 13 team. The club would also like to thank all persons who attended, donated raffle prizes and bought auction items. There was also a poppy collection and this years charity donation was to the baby unit at Airedale Hospital. In these difficult economic times the night was a huge success. more>
Silsden CC 133rd AGM Held
Silsden Cricket Club held their 133rd annual general meeting on 22nd November 2012. There was a good turn out as president Mr Bob Savage chaired the meeting. Ian Pullen, in his 45th year as club secretary, gave the review thanking other officials, sponsors, captains, players, groundstaff, tea ladies, Silsden Sports Club, the junior managers, Mick Sugden for maintaining the club website and all persons who contributed throughout the season. Congratulations to Majid Inyat who scored over 1000runs in all competitions helping Silsden win the Keighley cup. Treasurer Paul Tatterton reported we were in a reasonable financial position with an increase in fundraising and sponsorship. There was an increase in match day contributions but this was however countered by a reduction in refreshments due to the number of games called off at senior and junior level. Next year the under 18s will not pay match subs when playing senior cricket and the annuals for seniors and juniors remained at £20 a season with seniors paying £10 a game. The club also reported that during the previous week the score box has been broken into with the theft of numerous items of equipment . Bob thanked members for their attendance and the meeting was closed.
Keighley Cup T20 Final *** Winners ***
Silsden overcame a high score from Harden in a very close game to come out the 2012 winners. A massive hit by Majid Inayat helped seal the victory by ending the game with a huge six then a four.
The junior season is drawing to a close. The Eagles completed their season with a win over Crossflatts and the Hawks had a good win against Eldwick. The 15s also had a good win over Bolton Abbey on Wednesday. To wrap up their season the Under 15s play at home to Settle on Friday night. The club thank all players and helpers in what has beem a very frustrating season.
Pastures New For Craig Thornton
The club also recieved a letter from Craig Thornton thanking us for the past 12 years he has been at the club as he leaves us to join his first club Sutton. The club thanks Craig for his time at Silsden and he leaves with our best wishes.
Yorkshire Cricket Club Junior Invitation
Two of our junior cricketers have been invited to attend a Yorkshire Cricket Club path ways to excellence trial at Headingley on Saturday 24th November. Nick Firth, William Robinson and Ben Sugden played for the under 13s last year and also became 2nd team regulars.
Race Night 2011 - A Huge Success
A big thank you to all the senoirs, juniors, family and friends who attended the race night to celebrate the last match of the season. The elephant themed night was enjoyed by children and adults alike. The auction race was won by former player neil anderton. The total raised on the night for the club was £435. A special mention goes to Tim Sugden for commentating on the races, to Paul Tatterton for organising the night and bookmaking and to The Craven Heiffer for supplying the delicious curry.
The Next Generation
Lewis Middleton has been selected for the North Yorkshire schools Under 12s squad and Joseph Sugden has been selected for the Claro Craven Under 15s team. Congratulations to both players.
Congratulations to our former Australian alrounder Daniel Senior and wife Nat on the birth of Noah Terrance . Nice one Danny boy.
Silsden made it through to the Keighley Cup finals day to be held on Sunday 5th August at Keighley Cricket Club. It was unlucky for Oxenhope on Friday 13th July as Silsden beat them by 22 runs. Batting first Silsden made 169-9 with Majid Inayat making 90 and Lee Bilbrough 47. In the gloom oxenhope made a good effort in their chase scoring 147-9 with jack roberts taking 3 wickets.
The Passing Of Mrs Margaret Sugden
Silsden Cricket Club is saddened by the passing of Margaret Sugden who passed away peacefully in the late hours of Friday night with her three sons by her bedside. Margaret was the widower of Harry Sugden, long standing player and President of Silsden CC, but she was a Life Member in her own right. Through the years she helped with the teas, fundraised and was an avid spectator, home and away, especially cheering on her husband Harry, three sons Tim, Hugh and Mick and her grandsons Joseph and Ben. She also took great pleasure watching her two youngest grandsons Rudie and Finlay playing together down at the club. Margaret was a generous person and gave a substantial cash donation to the club which meant that the new scorebox and garage facility could be completed. Margaret had a long and rewarding career in nursing and had also been the 3rd Keighley Cub Scout leader at Steeton. Margaret has been connected with the club for over sixty years and will be sadly missed.
Silsden made it safely through to the 1/4 finals of the wadilove cup on sunday at the expence of calverley. the game was in doubt due to the wet ground but shortened boundries and reduced overs saw the game start at 3-30. in their 30 overs silsdem made 207-5 chris barrett 44 majid inayat 56 the skipper 42 and craig thornton 35no. in reply alex bradbury 4-16 and the skipper 3 wkts saw calverley dismissed for a paultry 75 giving silsden their first 1/4 final appearance for 14 yrs and go to collingham next sunday full of confidence.
Sisden Combined Under 13s Cup Run
A combined Eagles and Hawks team progressed to the semi final of the cup when they defeated Wilsden on Tuesday night in a very close match. Some tight bowling and tidy fielding helped Silsden restrict the home side to 62-3 with Jacob Jagger making 26. In reply Jack Lister 9 and Nick Firth 25 retired made a steady start a mid innings wobble left Silsden needing 16 off 4 overs with the big hitting Will Robinson out the pressure was on.11 was needed off the last 2 overs but skipper Ben Sugden and George Muir saw Silsden home with 7 balls to spare to give Silsden a semi final date with Settle or Oakworth.
Joe Lumb Fixture - A Great Success
Silsden hosted the Joe Lumb fixture on Sunday 10th June between Aire Wharfe league and the Upper Airedale league. We were blessed with the weather and the Aire Wharfe run out winners in a high scoring game. Aire Wharfe scored 255 and in reply the Upper Airedale side scored 230. The wicket was prepared to a high standard and the out field was very quick considering the rain in recent weeks. Thanks to the groundstaff and Joanne and Sharron for the teas.
Under 13s Eddie Nelson Cricket Festival
The under 13s took part in the Eddie Nelson cricket festival on Sunday 3rd June. We played 4 games against Horsforth, Rawdon, Addingham and the host club Olicamian. Tim would like to thank all the players and spectators for their support. The full team was Ben Sugden, Tom Snowden, Will Robinson, Nick Firth, George Muir and Alfie Warriner they played superbly and did the whole club proud.
Four Sugdens turned out in the 2nd XI Birtwhistle Cup tie at Horsforth on Sunday. Tim making his seasonal debut and Hugh were joined 14 year old Joseph and 12 year old Ben. Silsden scored 107 in 30 overs and in reply Horsfoth made 108-1. Ben bowled 5 overs for 20 runs and was unucky not to get a wicket with his first bowl in a senior game as a boundary catch was spilled.
Weekly Results - Majid Hits A Ton
Majid Inyat scored his first Silsden century as we picked up 2 pts at colton on saturday he nade 130 in silsdens 205 in reply to coltons 250 in a game reduced to 25 overs with a reduced boundry a total of 40 sixes were compilied by both sides.
Silsden entertained Craven League 2 leaders ingrow St Johns in a Keighley Cup 1st round tie on Tuesday. Batting first, Ingrow posted a very competative 164-9 in their 20 overs. In reply, Silsden lost Cox, Binner and Bradbury before the score reached 35 but a stand of 129 betweem Majid Inayat 93 and Lee Billbrough 44 not out saw Silsden to the brink of victory. Chris Barrett hit the winning boundry with 10 balls to go putting Silsden into next weeks 2nd round draw.
2012 New Player
We are pleased to anounce the signing of Majid Inayat for the forth coming season. The 34 year old wicketkeeper/batsman who lives in Keighley played first class cricket for Multan in Pakistan. Majid represented his country at youth and under 19 test level. He also played for a combined team against the full England and New Zealand tourists on two occasions. For the last few years he has played in Oman . We welcome Majid and his family to the club and in doing so becomes the 7th former first class cricketer to play for the club.
New Players For The Forthcoming Season
Welcome to two new players. Jack Roberts joins us from Glusburn CC. Jack is the son of former player and President J K Roberts. Jack is a member of the UAJCL Joe Lumb squad and last year won the Yorkshire region Under15s Taveners player of the year. Also returning to to the club is David Wynn. The opening bowler rejoins us after a year up the dale with the sheep.
1st Match Of The Season - Friendly v Clayton
Saturday 14th April saw our first match of the 2012 season. The friendly against Clayton went the way of the home side in a very worth whiile game. Batting first, Clayton made 107-4 Joe Sugden 2-13 Matthew Shuttleworth 1-10 taking wickets with 12year old Ben Sugden making his senior debut. In reply, Silsden made 111-1 Majid Inayat scoring 26 including 3 sixes and 2 fours Chris Barrett 24 and Lee Bilbrough 28 Alex Bradbury 17 and Ryan Jennings 12 made up the total. Thanks to all who put the game on and helped on the day.
The Ladies Dinner was held on Monday 5th March at the Dog & Gun Crosshills. The dinner was held to thank those who helped last year and to plan the tea rota for this forthcoming season. A special thanks went to Ladies Secretary Christine Knappy for her hard work.
For match ball sponsors and advert board sponsors for the forthcoming season please contact Hugh Sugden or Paul Tatterton. There is also the opportunity for prime sponsorship placement on Silsden CC brand new Scorebox. For price and sizing quotations please contact 07775530199.
Previous Fundraising Event
Saturday 24th April saw the first of this year's fundraisers, the Chicken & Mouse disco playing music from the 70s, 80s & 90s.
The First Team's winning draw against Steeton and the Second Team's win generated a celebratery mood and the event was supported by 70+ players and their families plus supporters of the Club. Many made the extra effort and came in fancy dress as can be seen from the photos(maybe we should have had a prize for the best, though I wouldn't have liked to be the judge!)
Thanks to The Craven Heifer, Skipton, for providing the delicious pies, the sale of which, in addition to the raffle and ticket money, enabled almost £400 to be raised on the night.
The Chicken & Mouse fancy dress disco
2010 Season Prize Winners
1st XI Batting - Craig Thornton - Ave: 35.45 - 390 runs, including a best of 62 no at Knaresborough plus 4 other scores of 40 or more
1st XI Bowling - Corey Jacobs - Ave: 17.03 - 62 wickets and a best of 7-45 against Tong Park Esholt
1st XI Fielding - Phil Binner- 4 "Ellicott" fielding points as awarded by umpires
1st XI Player of the Year - Corey Jacobs
2nd XI Batting - Andrew Pullen - Ave: 55.22 - 497 runs, with a best of 106 no at Woodhouse
2nd XI Bowling - Keiran Lawrence- Ave: 13.36 - 39 wickets in 157.2 overs, with a best of 7-54 at Ben Rydding
2nd XI Fielding - Alex Bradbury/Stuart Tillotson - 4 "Eric Money" fielding points each as awarded by umpires
2nd XI Player of the Year - Andrew Pullen
Clubman of the Year - Hugh Sugden
Silsden CC Junior 2011 Averages Uploaded
The Silsden CC Junior averages for the 2011 season have now been uploaded to the Junior section of the website. We a proud to announce that some Silsden players reached the UAJCA qualifying standards. click here>
End Of Season Message
The end of another season is now upon us and the club would like to thank all persons who helped out during the 2011 campaign. There is obviously a lot of work behind the scenes and firstly the committe and officials would like to thank those who kept the club on the straight and narrow this year. The ground was once again in top condition due to the work of Stuart, Hugh and Joe, culminating in Silsden hosting a Yorkshire u12 game and a u15 Taveners semi final between Huddersfield and Bradford and with the new scorebox in full flow the ground was ranked among the best in the league.
Captains Lee Bilbrough and Chris Barrett did excellent jobs with both teams in what was an consolidation year and hopefully we can build on that next year.
Once again the tea ladies and junior refreshment helpers worked wonders in providing an superb service and contributing to our funds. Several juniors played senior cricket this year and thanks to Tim, Andy and Paul, plus all the scorers and parents who helped run the junior section this yearr.
Finally thanks to sponsors and contributors for their financial support. We will have a seasons playing review to follow but on behalf of the club thank you to one and all.
Junior Presentations 2011 : Sunday 30th October
There was a massive turn out on Sunday afternoon in the Clubhouse for the junior prize presentation. Tim Sugden thanked all the coaches, helpers, scorers and refreshment staff . Under 13 & 15s manager, Tim Sugden then gave a review of the season for his sides, before Paul Webber gave a comprehensive account of the u11s season in which they finished as League runners up. Awards were presented by Andy Pullen. more>
Royal and Ministerial Visitors to Silsden Cricket Club
Following the visit of Sports Minister Mr Gerry Sutcliffe and the then local MP Anne Cryer to the opening of our new sports facility, Princess Anne flew in whilst on official duty in the village. more>
We are planning to produce a programme for the forthcoming season. These will be in standard form with a weekly update inserted to include teams, reports, club news, fixtures etc. They will be distributed to various outlets on a weekly basis as well as being available on match days through out the 22 week season. Advertisement space is £25 per block, £50 per quarter, £100 per half and £200 for a full page. No moneies will be asked for untill we have enough advertisers. Should you want or know a potential advertiser please contact 1st XI captain Lee Bilbrough : 07966 336618.
Sports Persons Dinner A Huge Success
Sildsen Cricket Club's 7th Sportspersons dinner held on Friday 11th November in the clubhouse was hailed a huge sucess. MC J K Roberts started proceedings with a 2 minute silience for Remembrance Day and continued to organise events throughout the night. Guests were treated to a superb five course meal served by members of our junior section. Arnie Sidebottom entertained us with tales from his cricketing and football days and comedian Nicky Newsome brought the house down. Funds raised on the night will go the Cricket Club as well as a £200 donation to Manorlands Hospice.more
Silsden Cricket Club were sad to hear of the passing of former player Mr Eric Barsby who died peacefully during the Christmas break. Eric succeeded Alan Mason as first team captain for the 1962 season and led the side to our one and only Wadilove Cup success that same year. He captained the side again in the 1963 season. He retired after the 1963 season. Also a playing member of Silsden Golf Club, he had the honour to be club captain and president on two occasions. Details of the service will to be anounced soon.
Our sporting dinner held on Friday 24th September 2010 at the Sports Club was a great success. Mick from The Craven Heifer provided the excellent food which was distributed by waiters made up from our junior players. The room was entertained by our MC J K Roberts, guest speaker ex-Everton, Forest and Leeds footballer Duncan McKenzie plus top comedian Billy Bean. There was a raffle and auction of sporting memorabilia.
On Saturday 23rd April 2011 Silsden Cricket Club officially opened it's brand new scorebox with garage space underneath. The Chairman Tim Sugden thanked all those who contributed to the realisation of the scorebox, most notably his brother Hugh Sugden who built the scorebox, Julian Spinks at ESU for supplying the electronics and Andy Snowdon for putting the electrics in the scorebox. Club Stalwarts Ian Pullen and Bob Savage cut the ribbon and Airedale and Wharfedale League President Alan Atkinson spoke enthusiastically about the excellent facilities at Silsden CC and wished them every success for the new season. The new scorebox has a spacious garage on the ground floor and a fully functioning electronic scoreboard above on the first floor. more>
Joanne Sugden and her work collegues from Airedale Hospital held a coffee morning at the sports club on the morning of Saturday 1st October. A big thank you for all those who attended and helped out. The selling of home made cakes and a tombola raised £300 for Mcmillan Nurses.
Both teams played excellently on the last day of the season. The 1st XI fought hard away at Hall Park, picking up all 6 points making them climb above rivals Addingham in the table. The 2nd XI set a decent score in the first innings with most batters contributing well. They had to make do with a makeshift bowling side due to injuries and struggled to bowl out the tail enders. Both sides pulled back their form in the latter half of the season. more>
Silsden hosted the third UAJCL Under 12s Test team. The side contained three Silsden players; captain Ben Sugden, Max Orviss and Nick Firth. The match against Nidderdale was played on Sunday 28th August at 2pm but the 30 overs game was reduced due to the rain.
Five Silsden players took to the field as the Under 12s league team beat the Bradford league at Idle Cricket Club on Sunday 31st July. Bradford batting first scored 113 all out with captain Ben Sugden taking two wickets and Max Orviss taking two fine catches. UAJCL knocked off the runs for the loss of 5 wickets; Will Rob, Ellis Hudson and Nick Firth all batted with Wilsden's Jacob Jagger top scoring. They were well supported by Matt Fleetwod and Charlie Hall in a very good victory. Liam Dyson was team coach and Terry Thompson the official in the middle.
CC junior Jessica Savage-Tatterton was selected to play in the UAJCL's first
ever all girls under -11 representative side who took on a boys team at
Steeton on Wednesday 13 July. Although the boys won the game by 54 runs the
girls, having only had just one coaching session from Charlotte Boulton and
one practise match, showed great promise and enthusiasm against the more
Silsden Cricket Club were highly praised for the hosting of the Yorkshire Under 11s County Cricket match against Cumbria Under 11s on Tuesday 14th June 2011. The Yorkshire side were victorious in an excellent display of cricketing skills.
The League has officially come to the decision to deduct 5 points from the Silsden 1st XI Team for incorrectly filling in the form of a new player which therefore made the player ineligable at the time of playing.
Lee Billbrough has been announced as the 1st XI team captain for the forthcomming 2011 season. The flame headed keeper/batsman is a consistent top proformer for the club. Lee replaces Hugh Sugden who has captained the side for the last 7 years. The club sees this season as a year for consolidation after 2 concurrent relegation years. The movers and new recruits will be announced soon.
It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of the death of Ian Emmott, former player, Umpire, Secretary & Treasurer of the League Umpires Association and friend of the club. Our thoughts and condolences go to Adrian and his family and friends.
Silsden Cricket Club is saddened by the passing of MrDerek Jackson who passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning peacefully at his Silsden home. Derek was truly a remarkable and unique figure who carried out every duty the club had to offer. As a high quality alrounder; very capable batsman, leg spin and googly bowler, he played for the club through five decades and was well known throughout the Airedale Wharfedale league. He was first team captain 1968-72, second team captain 1981-83, club secretray 1960-66, club tresurer 1977-78, chairman 1973-74, president 1984-88 and a vice president. He also served as a trustee of the sports field. Derek was also a good golfer and a past captain of Silsden golf club. The tradition was carried on with son David who played for Silsden and grandson Sam who plays with the Under 11s. Our thoughts are with Barbara, David and Linda and all the grandchildren and greatgrand children. Ian pullen and Tim Sugden said that it's the end of an era, these people who put so much time into a club are no longer about and derek's endevours over the past years will not be forgotten. A minutes silence will be observed at Silsden 2nd XI match at home this week and at the 1st XI match next week. The funeral will take place on Friday 6th August at 1pm at St James'.
Silsden CC are proud to announce that it had been selected to host Yorkshire v Cumbria 'Under 12s' Junior match was due to play on Thursday 22nd July 2010. The game was a 11.30 start playing 50 overs each.
Silsden bowed out of the Keighley Cup on Friday at Oxenhope. The home side made 164 in thier 20 overs, Pick of the bowling was Corey Jacobs 3-27. Silsden were reduced to 50-8 before a 9th wicket stand between Alex bradbury 35 and Jack Robinson 21 Silsden closing on 111-8 .
The UAJCL Taveners under 11s recorded victory over York on Sunday at Cullingworth. Batting first, York scored 155 all out. Silsden's Ben Sugden taking 1-23 in his 5 overs and took a fine outfield catch off the leg spin of Wilsden's Jacob Jagger. In reply, the UAJCL Taveners made steady progress until well behind the run rate, Wharfedale's Freddie Binns crashed 52 to take the home side close to thir target. Needing 2 runs to win from 2 balls, Freddie went for the second run only to be run out with the umpire giving a short run. So enter Ben Sugden requiring 2 for victory off the last ball. He flicked the ball to the legside boundry for a 4 to give the UAJCL Taveners a memerable victory.
A minutes silience will be held at our 1st XI match on Saturday against Wharfedale in memory of Mr John Auchinleck who passed away this week aged 92. John was a former player, the Groundsman, club Treasurer 1950-53, club President 1968-70 and a vice President for over 40 years. His funeral was held on Friday 23rd July with refreshments at the clubhouse his son Richard also a former player thanked the club and was suitably impressed with the facilities we now have.
In order to compile an up to date database, can all Players and social members please send a blank email entited Database to Stuart Tillotson or Paul Tatterton. This will enable the club to email correspondence.
Can all senior players, junior players and social members please download the Excel file Club Registration Form Season 2010, fill it in and then email it back to Stuart Tillotson or Paul Tatterton. The club will then print the Registration Form and get you to sign and pay your subscriptions at the earliest opportunity.
Silsden CC are proud to announce that it has been selected to host Yorkshire v Cumbria 'Under 12s' Junior match on Thursday 22nd July 2010. The game is a 11.30 start playing 50 overs each. Please come down to support the club and to watch the cricketing stars of the future.
Silsden entertained Clitheroe in an under 13 game on Wednesday 2nd June on a baking hot day. The tourists made 105. Tthe Appleyard brothers gave Silsden a good start before putting on 50 for the first wicket. Steady wickets fell and Silsden finished 20 runs short. Photos and presentations followed in what was a sucessful day for both clubs. A possible return fixture is being arranged for august.
Silsden's Under 11s Eagles match against Horsforth on Friday 16th April has been cancelled. This match would have been the return fixture to the one played at Silsden last September. The junior fixture lists can be seen in the Junior Fixtures section.
Thank you to Dave at The Old Star Inn, Steeton for sponsoring our local derby against Steeton CC. Please turn up in numbers for the first derby of the season, followed by a 70s, 80s, 90 Disco in the club house.