SCARBOROUGH & DISTRICT EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE
Sponsored by Andy Hire Sales & Service since 1990
Cup Draws 2018
CUP FINAL DATES 2018
Friday 13th July 2018
At North Marine Road
Tuesday 24th July 2018
Lloyd Dowson Cup Final
At Flixton CC
Monday 30th July 2018
Hunter Cup Final
At Staxton CC
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The league plays on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the summer and consists of 28 teams across 3 divisions and run 3 prestigious cup competitions. Your support for the league is greatly appreciated.
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The 2018 season of the "Andy Hire" Scarborough Evening Cricket League gets underway on Tuesday 1st May with all teams in the league playing their league games on the same evenings on a one game a week basis till the end of the season on Tuesday 31st July. In Divisions A and B there are 8 teams playing each other team in the division on a home and away basis making 14 fixtures in all, and in Division C there are 10 teams this season (2 less than last season) who will each play each team at least once and 5 teams twice on a home and away basis making up their 14 fixtures. After the 31st July there will the presentation of the league's divisional winners cups/trophies on Tuesday 7th August at the Division A winners ground. On this evening the seasons best batting and bowling award winners which are sponsored by "Andy Hire"will receive their trophies. Also later in August (date yet to be arranged but likely to be a Sunday afternoon) there will be the second inter league representative T20 game of players from the "Andy Hire" Scarborough Evening Cricket League against players from the Ryedale Beckett Evening Cricket League at a venue yet to be agreed.
DIVISION A is made up of the same 8 teams as the 2016 season with Flixton A and Cloughton A relegated at the end of last season and Ganton and Scalby A being promoted back into this division, both being relegated from Division A at the end of the 2016 season. Defending League Champions Staxton A will be hoping to hold onto the League Champions Shield under the captaincy of Linden Gray but are likely to be challenged strongly for the title by last years runners up and 2016 champions Heslerton CC again captained by Sam Triffitt. Both these sides put out very consistent and strong sides. Filey could also be strong challengers for the title under new captain Aaron Howard, Filey have many big hitting batsmen suited to Evening league cricket. Wykeham A have been strong challengers for the title over the past two seasons and this season will have Ethon Pashby as their captain. Ebberston A will be hoping that all rounder Matty Turnbull will be playing Evening League cricket for them this season and his remarkable batting performances for them last season kept them in a good position in this division, Ebberston are captained this year by the excellent bowler Frankie Beal. Seamer A have struggled to put up a challenge for the championship over recent years but have some excellent players who have kept them in this Division and if they can put out a consistent side under the new captaincy of Joe Tiffany they could trouble any team. Returning teams to this Division Ganton, again captained by John Bannister, and Scalby A, captained this year by Ryan Labuschagne, could both certainly spring surprises to any teams in the A Division. All in all it could be a very competitive Division in 2018.
The cup competition for Division A teams, the "Linda Goulding" Memorial Harburn Cup will as always be a very competitively fought contest with current holders Staxton A playing last years runners up Ebberston A away at Ebberston in the first round. The 2016 winners Heslerton are drawn away at Ganton, whilst Filey are at home against Seamer A and Scalby A host Wykeham A. The final of this cup is to be held on Friday 13th July with a 6pm start at North Marine Road with the kind permission of Scarborough Cricket Club and this being one of the top local cricket competitions in the area is very popular and always draws a large crowd.
DIVISION B of the league also looks to be very competitive but both teams relegated last year namely Flixton A, again captained by Harry Warmsley, and Cloughton A, captained this year by Matty Mason, will probably start favourites for promotion. Newly promoted teams to the B division from Division C are Seamer B and Forge Valley A who will be hoping to cement their presence in this division in 2018. Seamer B are captained by stalwart David Graham this season whilst Forge Valley A are captained by Sean Pinder. Sherburn, who finished 3rd last year, will be hoping that new captain and all rounder Dan Simpson can lead them into the promotion places. Cayton A have elected to have different captains during the season with Matty Micklethwaite the team manager of both their A and B teams with the hope this system can get this locally strong team back into the A division. Scarborough are this year captained by the excellent young all rounder David Snowball and will be hoping to put out stronger consistent teams this year. This leaves Cloughton B who can often put out very strong sides in the league with the excellent cricketer Liam Salt leading the side again. a close fought contest looks to be forthcoming in this division.
The Hunter Cup is the cup competition for the B Division teams with last years winners Scarborough drawn away against Cloughton B in the first round. Likely favourites and 2016 winners Flixton A have a hard away game against Seamer B. Cayton A have a home game against Sherburn, whilst the tie of the round looks to be at Cloughton where their A team take on Forge Valley A. The final of the Hunter Cup will this year be played at Staxton Cricket Ground on Monday 30th July with a 6pm start.
DIVISION C will see Wykeham B and Cayton B in this division following relegation from division B at the end of last season and both will be hoping to get back up into that division this season. Favourites for promotion are likely to be Flixton B under the guidance of their manager John Ward as they finished in 3rd position last year with a very young side who will have matured enough to make a serious challenge. Ravenscar came close to promotion last year and are again captained by Freddie Barker this year. Muston finished fifth last year and will be hoping to do better. Snainton could be the surprise team in this division with a strong young side captained by the excellent youngster Michael Kipling. Scalby B captained this year by Chris Malthouse will be hoping to improve from last year. Ebberston B have Joe Tyson as their captain and could do well as long as their first team do not have to draw upon their clubs second team players. Staxton B again ably captained by Andy Dove surprisingly finished near the bottom of this table last season but will be hoping to improve in 2018. Finally Forge Valley B make up the 10 teams in this division and will be hoping to finish in a higher position in 2018 but again this will depend upon their A team not drawing upon their B team players this year. The C division could also turn out to be very competitive this year.
The Lloyd Dowson Cricket Cup is the cup competition for the C Division teams which again has been kindly sponsored by Lloyd Dowson Chartered Accountants and Business Consultants based in Scarborough and Bridlington, and was won by Scalby B last season who have a bye into the 2nd round this year and will play Forge Valley B away in the 2nd round. Last years and 2016 runners up Ravenscar will be hoping, at last, to win this cup this year also have a bye into the 2nd round and will host the winners of Ebberston B who play Staxton B at home in the 1st round. The other games in this cup are Snainton playing Flixton B at Snainton in the 1st round, Wykeham B at home to Cayton B in the 2nd round, and Muston away to the winners of Snainton and Flixton B in the 2nd round. The final of this cup competition will be played at Flixton Cricket Ground on Tuesday 24th July with a 6pm start.
Once again a great Evening Cricket League season to look forward to in 2018 and hope that the weather is better than 2017 as well as over the past few months. Thanks as always go to the League Sponsors "Andy Hire" and cup sponsors "Lloyd Dowson" which is much appreciated by all the clubs in the league as well as all the players, club officials and supporters and the league's management committee.
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the Scarborough & District Evening Cricket League