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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.

Want to Change Club?

Want to change club? Why not join Silsden Cricket Club. We have first class facilities, a wonderful setting and we are looking for players of all ages and standard.

2017 Sponsor Boards & Match Balls Sponsors

There is the opportunity for businesses to sponsor the perimeter boards and match balls. Sponsor boards will be on show during all senior matches and can be viewed from the busy Keighley Road. Sponsors for the match ball will be shown on the fixture board at the entrance of the ground on Keighley Road for the week of their match. All sponsors will be advertised on the Silsden CC website. Sponsor boards cost £200 and a match ball costs £25. Please contact Tim Sugden Tel: 07764 442362 for more details. There is also the opportunity for prime sponsorship placement on Silsden CC brand new Scorebox. For price and sizing quotations please contact 07775530199.

 

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 Jamesí.

Presentation Night

The club are to hold a presentation Night/Day. This will take place after the Craven Cricket League dinner. A time and place to be advised.

Silsden Junior Awarded League Player of the Year

Congratulations to Silsdenís 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.

Silsden CC Clothing Range

A new range of Silsden Cricket Club clothing is available for the 2016 season. Click the here for a selection and how to view and buy. Merchandise>

CCAD14Shirt Matrix Shirt Navy Trim SmallCCBB13Trouser Matrix Trouser Navy Trim SmallCCCA14Sweaters&Slipovers Velocity Sweater Navy SmallCCCB14Sweaters&Slipovers Velocity Slipover Navy Small

New Board Sponsor

Silsden Cricket Club are happy to welcome another ground board sponsor. We welcome Jack Croft of Steeton as the latest to take out a ground advert board check out the his website for all his services . Also we welcome Whitelock Plant from Skipton. Many thanks to them.

Refreshments Co-ordinator Opportunity

The club is looking for someone to look after the refreshment rota for Saturdays and junior games and to give any other input they feel would benifit the club. Anyone interested in the position then please let us know.

New Sponsors

Silsden cc welcome Mone Bros (Leeds) to our growing number of sponsors. The quarrying and excavation company are the latest to take out a ground side advertising board. View their website for a full range of products and services they can offer. We thank them and our other main sponsors; Colin Appleyard, Webbers, Greenholme Carpets, DS Gutters, JACS, Scorpion IDesign, Hayfield Robinson, Pauls DIY, Walker Foster, Kings Head(Kettlewell). Please support our sponsors as they support Silsden CC.

New Ground Board Sponsor

We are delighted to have secured another ground advert board from Total-play Sports Field Design and Construction the installer of our nets system. Many thanks to David for his support.

Premium Business Sponsorship Opportunity

There is an excellent opportunity for prime sponsorship placement on the Silsden CC Scorebox. The location is visible from the busy Keighley Road. Please contact Tim Sugden for more details Tel: 07764 442362.

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