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CUP FINAL DATES 2017


Friday 14th July 2017

Andy-Hire Harburn Cup Final

North Marine Road, Scarborough Cricket Club, 6pm


Tuesday 25th July 2017

Lloyd Dowson Cup Final

Flixton Cricket Club, 6pm



Monday 31st July 2017

Hunter Cup Final

North Marine Road, Scarborough Cricket Club 6pm


"Andy Hire" Scarborough Evening Cricket League - Preview Report for forthcoming 2017 season.

The 2017 season of the "Andy Hire" Scarborough Evening Cricket League gets underway on Tuesday 2nd May with all teams in the league playing their league games on the same evenings on a one game per week basis till the end of the season which concludes on Tuesday 1st August. In Divisions A and B there are 8 teams playing each other team in their division on a home and away basis making 14 games in all, and in Division C there are 12 teams who also play 14 games playing each team in this division at least once and 3 teams twice on a home and away basis. After the 1st August there will be the presentation of the league winners cups/trophies on Friday 4th August at whoever are the league champion's ground. Also later in August (date yet to be agreed but likely to be a Sunday afternoon) there will be a league representative 20/Twenty game of players from the "Andy Hire" Scarborough Evening League against players from the Ryedale Beckett Evening League at a venue yet to be decided

DIVISION A will this season see defending Champions Heslerton CC trying to hold onto their title, aqgain under the captaincy of Sam Triffitt, and this may well be possible with the strong line up they put out last season on a very consistent basis, but they will likely be challenged by the teams that ran them very close last year, namely Ebberston A who were last years runners up and have strengthened their team this year and are captained by Eddie Swiers. Staxton A as always will be close contenders for the championship and will hope to put out a more consistant team than in 2016, which they have always done in their highly succesfull period of 4 successive championships before last season when they finished third. They are captained this year by Lindon Gray. Wykeham A who finished in forth position last season with look to skipper James Bryant to inspire them to better things enabling them to win their first ever championship. For much of last season they led the table but sadly faltered towards the end of the season. Only 4 points separated these four teams last season and with 3 points for a win it showed just how close it was. Other teams in this division who will be hoping for better things are Filey CC under the new captaincy of big hitting all rounder Josh Dawson, Seamer A under the new captaincy of Matty Morris who takes over the roll from his brother Adam. The two newly promoted teams will be hoping to do well namely Flixton A and Cloughton A with Flixton A returning to the top flight after just one season in the B Division. Flixton A have the capability of being champions under the captaincy of Chris Mann and the talent they have available and Cloughton A cannot be discounted under the new captaincy of Jack Hakings and all the young talent they have. An exciting contest looks in place for the League Championship.

The Cup Competition for the A Division now known as the "Linda Goulding" Memorial Harburn Cup will be as always a very competitively fought contest with last season's League and cup double winners Heslerton CC reluctant to hand over this competition to another team but will have a difficult task having drawn Flixton A away in the first round. Last years runners up Wykeham A will be looking to go one better, but have to overcome Staxton A away in the first round, a very difficult game for them. Seamer A are at home to Ebberston A, whilst Filey are at home to Cloughton A. The final of this competition is to be held on Friday 14th July with a 6pm start at North Marine Road and being one of the top local cricket competitions in the area always draws a large crowd, with the added bonus of the winners receiving a brand new trophy provided jointly by the league sponsors Andy Hire and League President Andre Meunier which is much appreciated.

Division B of the league looks to be a very competitive division with Scalby A who were relegated from Division A last season probably starting as favourites for promotion under their new captain Brad Walker. The other relegated club are Ganton CC who will be looking for a quick return with stalwart John Bannister as captain. Newly promoted into this Division from Division C last season are Cayton B and Cloughton B who will be hoping to establish themselves in this Division, Cayton B being captained by Matty Micklethwaite and Cloughton B by Liam Salt. Caytons A team will most likely pose a strong candidate for promotion this season with Connor Davison as skipper and Cayton A finished in third place in this division last year. Wykeham B under the captaincy of Steve Day will be hoping to finish above their fourth position last term. Two underperforming sides in this division last year were Sherburn CC and Scarborough CC who with more consistant strong teams should both be challenging for promotion this year. Sherburn have a new captain in Dan Simpson whilst Scarborough will once again be captained by Josh Mainprize.

The Hunter Cup is the cup competition for the B Division and will be wide open with last years winners Flixton A and runners up Cloughton A both being promoted last season hence being unable to compete in this competition in 2017. Scalby A, Ganton, Cayton A, and Sherburn could well be the likely teams to progress towards the final, with Scalby A playing Wykeham B at Scalby, Cayton A playing Scarborough at North Marine Road, Ganton at home to Cayton B and Sherburn at home to Cloughton B in the first round of this competition. The final of this cup is also played at North Marine Road on Monday 31st July with a 6pm start.

Division C with 12 teams will likely be competitive but favourites must be last years third placed team Forge Valley A who tied with Cloughton B who were promoted due to having a better runs scored divided by wickets lost aggregate and Forge Valley A will this year be captained by Alex Glass. Last years fourth position team were Staxton A and will be once again captained by Andy Dove and likely to be challenging for promotion. The two teams relegated from Division B at the end of last season will be looking to bounce straight back at the first attempt, these teams being Seamer B and Scalby B. Seamer B are captained this year by Dan Jewitt whilst Scalby B are captained by Aiden Thomas. Ravenscar skippered by Freddie Barker have the ability to do well in this division if they can put out their strongest team on a regular basis. Flixton B have a very much up and coming young side and could do well under their B team manager and coach John Ward. Scarborough Nomads who changed their name from Valley Bar Nomads at the end of last season and who are based at Oriel Crescent in Scarborough are captained by Ben Atkinson and will be looking for a top half of the table finish as indeed will be Ebberston B under captain Joe Tyson but their chances will depend upon call ups needed by their A team. Wykeham C and Snainton CC who both play their home league fixtures at Snainton's ground will both be looking to improve on their 2016 positions with Wykeham C captained by Adam Brown and Snainton jointly captained by youngsters Michael Kipling and Ben Norman. This leaves last seasons lowest positioned teams Forge Valley B and Muston who will also be looking to finish in better positions in 2017 with Forge Valley's B team this year captained by Carl Jackson and Muston captained by Max Truelove both being new captains of their respective teams this season.

The Lloyd Dowson Cricket Cup is the cup competition for the C Division which was a brand new cup provided by new sponsors Lloyd Dowson Accountants and Business Consultants last year and won by Cloughton B but due to promotion to Division B they can no longer compete or defend this cup. Last years runners up Ravenscar CC will be hoping to go one better in 2017. The 1st round draw sees Seamer B at home to Muston, Staxton B at home to Forge Valley A - which looks to be the tie of the round - Forge Valley B at home to Flixton B and Scarborough Nomads at home to Snainton. The other four teams in this competition, Ebberston B, Wykeham C, Ravenscar and Scalby B all received byes into the second round, with Wykeham C playing against Ebberston B at Wykeham in that round and the other two teams not yet knowing their opponents till the first round games are played. The final of this cup competition will be played at the excellent Flixton Cricket Ground on Tuesday 25th July with a 6pm start.

A great Evening Cricket League season to look forward to in 2017. Thanks as always go to League Sponsors "Andy Hire" and cup sponsors "Lloyd Dowson" which is much appreciated by all clubs in the league as well as players, club supporters and the league's committee.